GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Historical Society was the 2015 recipient of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce's Nonprofit Leadership Award at the chamber's annual recognition program April 30.
The honor is given each year to a nonprofit organization or an individual in Greenwich that has made a significant difference in the betterment of the community.
"We are thrilled to announce the selection of the historical society as this year's winner," said chamber president Marcia O'Kane in a press release. "The chamber holds this annual event to honor heroes who have significantly enhanced the town's overall quality of life, and this year we had many quality nominations. Once we considered its immediate and ongoing impact on the community and the importance of preserving town history, the historical society immediately rose to the top. The timing was perfect, since we are all very proud of the events that will honor Greenwich's 375th anniversary and the historical society's ongoing education and preservation programs."
"We are elated and very proud to receive the honor, which the Greenwich chamber has bestowed upon our 84-year-old local historical society. It means a great deal to us to receive such recognition from a broad spectrum of successful Greenwich businesses, because it represents a respected seal of approval and endorsement of our organization and its mission to collect, preserve and disseminate the history of our town," said Davidde Strackbein, chairman of the historical society board, in a press release.
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