Carmel, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 30 women from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Among them was, Katherine Quinn is recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a woman to be honored at the event. All the nominees were formally honored and inducted in the Hall of Fame at a district-wide ceremony at The Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel, NY.

Katherine Quinn is the founding Executive Director of Support Connection, a not-for-profit organization that provides emotional, social, and educational support services to women, their families and friends, affected by breast and ovarian cancer, enabling women to help each other and to empower them to become their own health care advocates.

Ms. Quinn has earned the 2012 Yorktown Chamber of Commerce “Organization of the Year” Award, the 2011 “Beacon of Hope and Change” for the Westchester Cancer Community, the 2011 Yorktown Street Festival “Best Not-For-Profit Organization” Award, the 1999 Westchester Board of Realtors “Outstanding Service to the Community” Award, the 2010 Putnam Community Services Network “Outstanding Organization” and “Distinguished Service” Awards, the 2010 Community Cares “Point of Light” Award, the 2008 Leo Club “Citizen of the Year” Award for inspiring young people, the 2004 Democratic Committee “Community Servant” Award, the 2009 Lakeland High School “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year” Award, and the Citizens Committee for a Better New York “Outstanding Contribution” Award for her work with the Van Nest Blocks Association.

Ms. Quinn also volunteers as the Development Chair at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, with the Lakeland School District, with the Literacy Volunteers of America – Putnam Affiliate, with the Van Nest Blocks Association, and with several women’s networking organizations.

“The women who are here today were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of leadership, living a life of service before self,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Each one of these women here today is so well deserving of this honor because they have built a reputation of action, compassion and integrity a path that that stands as an example to all.”


For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 200-9716.



About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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