Meet the 2020 Gala Honorees

The White Plains Library Foundation is proud to recognize the following honorees at the 25th Anniversary Gala on March 14*.

Barbara R. Loucks  Barbara has always worked to better the lives of children, and this passion brought her to the Foundation where she's been involved for more than two decades. She was a key advocate for the Foundation’s first major fundraising initiative, the Trove, and continued to champion a number of improvements at the Library. Her dedicated Board service has provided continuity to its members and leadership. According to Barbara, “our Library is a community builder – a vital asset, everyone who walks into the Library is equal”.

Diane H. Tabakman   Serving on the Foundation Board, and as its immediate past President, Diane has developed and led community-wide efforts to advocate and raise funds for what she calls “our city’s most democratic institution – one that welcomes all who want to learn.” Under Diane’s leadership as Board President, the Foundation completed a multi-year capital campaign for the Hub, a public private-partnership with the City, resulting in a major renovation of the first floor of the Library. Happily retired, Diane held careers in social services, corporate human resources and nonprofit management.

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center From participation in Library programs to support for building improvements to collaboration on city-wide Library initiatives, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center is a dedicated community partner to the Foundation and the Library. Located in White Plains on over 200 acres, the hospital provides clinical services and therapeutic activities to promote healing. The 247-bed hospital serves children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization services. In addition, it serves as a center for interdisciplinary medical research and education through its academic affiliate, Weill Cornell Medicine.

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*The Foundation's 2020 Gala was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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