KATONAH, N.Y. – For three decades, Judy Evnin, current chairman emerita of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Board of Trustees, has dedicated herself to strengthening cultural organizations throughout Westchester.
This year, Evnin will be honored as the recipient of the ArtsWestchester 2013 Arts Patron Award, at a program April 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.
During her chairmanship of Caramoor, Evnin has inspired generous support for the organization and has worked hard to serve its interests, working closely with staff and fellow board members on everything from capital improvements to gala seating charts to strategic planning.
In 2010, in recognition of Evnin's years of dedication to Caramoor’s Rising Stars program, which trains budding classical musicians, the board named their most successful young artist mentoring program the Evnin Rising Stars.
In addition to her work at Caramoor, Evnin, a resident of New York City and Greenwich, Conn., served on the Katonah Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1997 and from 1990 to 1995, she was the board’s vice chairman.
Evnin served as vice president during the years of the museum's fund-raising campaign that raised money for the building that now houses the museum, said Linda Nordberg, who was board president during Evnin’s tenure as vice president.
"She did an amazing job of bringing new friends and their support to the museum's campaign. Every not-for-profit would love to have Judy on their board,” Nordberg said. “She is a tireless advocate for the cause she embraces. Her enthusiasm is contagious.”
In addition to her leadership roles in Westchester, Evnin is currently a trustee of Carnegie Hall. In the 1970s, Evnin was chairman of the Friends of the Chappaqua Library.
From 1993 to 2005, she was a member of the Friends of the Greenwich Library and served as the chair of their Cole Classical Music Series.