FSW VP named to “40 Under 40” 2017 Rising Stars by Business Council of Westchester

Port Chester, NY (May 30, 2017) — Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is proud to announce that Michelle A. Nicholas, Vice President of Development and External Affairs, has been named a 2017 Rising Star by the Business Council of Westchester (BCW) in its annual “40 Under 40” awards.

“We are thrilled to have Michelle on our Executive team,” said Susan B. Wayne, FSW’s CEO and President. “In just a little over a year, Michelle has put together a solid department, overseen multiple successful fundraising events and increased the agency’s visibility.”

Nicholas, a resident of Mount Vernon, said she was pleased and humbled by the honor.

“The Business Council of Westchester represents the County’s most accomplished leaders, so it’s an honor to be welcomed into their network,” she said. “Since joining FSW last year, I have been inspired by the organization’s dedication to Westchester’s residents—from its children to its elderly—and I have witnessed the County’s great capacity to take care of its most vulnerable families. This award represents an opportunity to build on the business community’s efforts to make life better for all Westchester residents.”

Howard Greenberg, Chair of FSW’s Board of Directors, called Nicholas “very deserving” of the Rising Star designation. “Michelle is enthusiastic, creative, and detail-oriented. She constantly seeks out new opportunities to raise funds for FSW,” said Greenberg. “She is always alert for new ways to expand our reach and increase our potential to help Westchester’s most vulnerable residents.”

BCW President Marcia Gordon said this year’s Rising Stars winners “are truly exceptional, not only for their talent and leadership, but also for the breadth of industries they represent,” according to the Business Council’s website. The honorees will receive their awards during a ceremony on June 15, 2017 at 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook. A full listing of the winners can be found here:

2017 Rising Stars