FSW Executive, Michelle A. Nicholas, Named a “40 Under Forty” Achiever

Port Chester, NY (June 7, 2018)— Michelle A. Nicholas, Vice President of Development and External Affairs at Family Services of Westchester (FSW), will be honored at the 21 Annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in New York City. The award, sponsored by The Network Journal (TNJ), is designed to recognize young African-Americans who have proven to be exceptional performers in their industry and committed contributors to the development of their community.

TNJ created the 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards in 1997 to promote mentorship and professional development for the next-generation of accomplished leaders by introducing them to the established business community as role models for young African-Americans.

“Since joining FSW in 2016 Michelle has helped us raise our profile and we look forward to her work towards increasing our fundraising capacity” said Polly Kerrigan Acting President and CEO of FSW. “We are very pleased that Michelle is being honored by The Network Journal’s 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards for her commitment to our community.”

The awards ceremony, themed “Reaching for Higher Goals,” will be held at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at 1871 Broadway (bet. 61st & 62nd Street), from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.TNJ.com.

For more information, please visit www.fsw.org or call Alex Payan at (914) 305-6876.


Family Services of Westchester, Inc. (FSW) is a private, not-for-profit agency serving our community since 1954. Headquartered in Port Chester, FSW runs more than 50 social service and mental health programs that reach 30,000 children, teens, adults, and families a year. Programs include adoption and foster care for children; Head Start and Pre-K programs for Westchester’s youngest students; Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other mentoring programs for teens; social support for the elderly; assistance to veterans; and educational and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. We are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health to provide comprehensive mental health services at seven Family Centers (Hastings-on-Hudson, Mt. Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, White Plains, and Yonkers) and five school-based mental health clinics. For more information about FSW, visit www.fsw.org.