About NYSW Buffalo Niagara Chapter

Women of the Year

This is an award that honors NYS Women Inc Buffalo Niagara Chapter members who demonstrate devotion and commitment as proponents of women's rights as well as strongly advocating for all working women within the community.

"The Women of the Year Award is in honor of a woman whose achievements in the community have enhanced the status of women"

The committee that judges the applicants are previous Women of the Year recipients. The judging will be done according to the criteria as identified on the application.

NYS Women Inc Buffalo Niagara Chapter

  • 2014 Althea Luehrsen
  • 2007 - Susan Fayle
NYS Women Inc Buffalo Chapter
  • 2004 Dr. Lora Warkentin
  • 2003 Joyce S. DeLong
  • 1997 Susan M. Mager
  • 1996 Linda Przepasniak
  • 1995 Velma Szczesny
  • 1994 Kathy Donoghue
  • 1993 Ramona Gallagher
  • 1992 Lucy Mysiak
  • 1991 Louise Hoerner
  • 1990 Dr. Joan Sulewski
  • 1989 Mary Jane Zak
  • 1988 Dewella J. Dobson
  • 1987 Mildred Pepe
  • 1986 Kathryn A. Ketteman
  • 1982 Barbara Hino
  • 1981 Rosemary Ligotti
  • 1979 Marjorie Scharfer
  • 1978 Gertrude Topp
  • 1977 Carrie J. Griffin
  • 1976 M. Jane Dickman
  • 1975 Kae Dutcher
  • 1974 Hon. Alfreda Slominski
  • 1973 Dr. Eleanor Jacobs
  • 1972 Jane P. Rybicki
  • 1971 Louise R. Kauffman
  • 1969 Florence Schwabl
  • 1968 Hon. Mary Ann Kileen and Hon. Ann T. Mikoll
  • 1966 Mary U. Fiorella
  • 1965 Henriette M. Zemp
  • 1963 M. Davina Johnston
  • 1962 Allalee Babbidge
  • 1961 Irene F. Sporney
  • 1954 Lilliam Tschopp Shaw
  • 1953 Hon. Madge Taggart
  • 1952 Esther Leviss
  • 1951 Dr. Margaret Warwick Schley
  • 1950 May C. Sickman
  • 1949 Helen Z. N. Rogers
  • 1948 Virginia N. Kerr
  • 1947 Louise C. Gerry
NYS Women Inc Amherst Chapter
  • 2004 Susan Grelick
  • 2003 Jennifer Rivier
  • 2002 Nicole Fiorella
  • 2001 Sarah Llinas
  • 2000 Anita Peterson
  • 1999 Deborah Finegan
  • 1998 Barbara Strzyz
  • 1997 Elizabeth Mucilli
  • 1996 Elizabeth R. Barth
  • 1995 Ann L. Bellissimo
  • 1994 Dorothy J. Merrill
  • 1993 Natalie M. Davis
  • 1992 Eleanor R. Laky
  • 1991 Vera R. Ciammetti
  • 1990 Ruth M. Barth
  • 1989 Constance Bridges
  • 1988 Patricia Otis
  • 1987 Mary Jane Pitz & Sally Kus
  • 1986 Joan Carrie & Kristen Milbrath
  • 1985 Eileen Tuzzi
  • 1984 Margret Carey Borngraber
  • 1983 Wanita Westbrook
  • 1982 Sara Borrajo
  • 1981 Kathryn Baxter
  • 1980 Bea Carpenter & Lorraine Lannon
  • 1979 Nancy Grillo
  • 1977 Marie Kennedy & Polly Paglia
  • 1972 Mary LoCurto
  • 1970 Margret Towart
  • 1968 Judges Ann Mikoll & Maryanne Killeen
  • 1966 Helen Campbell & Jane McClure