Bowl Committee Seeks 2021 Honoree Recommendations

The 2021 Scarsdale Bowl Committee will begin working to select the 2021 recipient of the Scarsdale Bowl award at its meeting on Sunday, December 13, 2020, and is seeking recommendations from the community for next year’s honoree.

The Scarsdale Bowl, under the sponsorship of the Scarsdale Foundation, has been awarded annually since 1943 to an “individual (or in exceptional cases to a husband and wife) who has given unselfishly of his time, energy and effort to the civic welfare of the community of Scarsdale . . . .” The founding donors of the Bowl believed that “many who serve generously and voluntarily, without office, honor, or publicity, are those most deserving of having their names permanently inscribed on the Scarsdale Bowl.”

The community celebration dinner is currently scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase.

Nancy Michaels
Nancy Michaels

Randy Guggenheimer, president of the Scarsdale Foundation, announced that Nancy Michaels will once again serve as chair of this year’s Scarsdale Bowl Committee, and Abby Sroka will continue as the Secretary/Treasurer. Members of the Bowl Committee serve a staggered two-year term. The members of the newly-appointed class of 2022 are Sergi Flaster, Elyse Klayman, Michael Rosen, Svati Shashank, Scott Silberfein, Loretta Vickers, and Han Zou. The continuing class of 2021 is comprised of Matthew Martin, Dana Matsushita, Jeff Robelen, Andrea Seiden, Janice Starr, and Amber Yusuf. Jennifer Love, a Scarsdale Foundation trustee, will serve on the Committee as liaison. Randy Guggenheimer, president of the Scarsdale Foundation, is an ex officio, non-voting member.

The Scarsdale Bowl Dinner 2021, themed “Shine on Scarsdale,” will pay tribute to the 2021 recipient, as well as officially honor 2020 Scarsdale Bowl winners BK Munguia and Jonathan Mark because we were unable to gather as a community during the pandemic. The Bowl Committee is grateful that despite the dinner’s cancellation, the Scarsdale community has been generous, waiving ticket reimbursements and making donations toward the Scarsdale Foundation’s college scholarships, which are now more crucial than ever. The hope is that, next year, the community will be able to properly celebrate the spirit of volunteerism, central to the civic life of Scarsdale, and that another group of deserving students will benefit from the evening’s proceeds. In addition, the new Honor Roll will allow everyone to recognize the day-to-day volunteerism of friends and neighbors while generating more support for the Foundation’s projects.

The Bowl Committee welcomes community proposals for the next honoree. Suggest an honoree by completing the Scarsdale Bowl Nomination Form any time before the Bowl Committee’s first meeting on Sunday, December 13, 2020, but preferably no later than Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Alternatively, you may contact the Bowl Chair directly (email scarbowl@gmail.com or call 914-725-8310) or reach out to any current member of the committee with your recommendations. Nominees must be Scarsdale residents who do not currently hold elective office.

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