The Center for Discovery, New York State’s largest provider of care for children with significant disabilities, medical frailties and autism spectrum disorders, will honor Ellen Alemany, chairman and chief executive officer of RBS Citizens Financial Group, at its annual gala on Tuesday, May 15.
“The Evening of Discovery” will take place beginning at 6 p.m. at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers on 23rd Street on the Hudson River in Manhattan.
Alemany, a Scarsdale resident, has been ranked one of American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking for the past seven years, and listed by Forbes as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
The Evening of Discovery, which pays tribute to exceptional leaders dedicated to The Center’s mission, will honor Alemany, a member of The Center’s Board of Directors, for her leadership of The Center as well as her long record of community service. The event has raised more than $1 million in her honor.
Alemany’s daughter has been a resident at The Center for Discovery for a number of years.
“Ellen is a remarkable parent who balances with grace and passion a demanding career in business with her active involvement in her daughter’s life at The Center for Discovery,” said Patrick H. Dollard, President and CEO. “As a dedicated member of the board, she has helped to shape the future of The Center to ensure its ability to serve as a resource for families and those in need. We are honored for this opportunity to publicly acknowledge her many contributions.”
“The Center has become part of our extended family and I am honored to be a part of its continued success and growth,” Alemany said. “The staff of The Center is incredibly special. They have created a unique approach that we believe can serve as the model for serving those with disabilities in New York and around the country.”
The Center for Discovery has been treating children and adults with significant disabilities for more than 60 years. It offers educational, clinical/health, residential, and family support in addition to other programs and services.
Located in the lower Catskills on a sprawling rural campus just 90 miles outside of New York City, it is one of the nation’s premier specialty centers for the treatment of children and adults with significant disabilities, medical frailties and autism spectrum disorders. More than 171 children and 144 adults live in its 42 residences.
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