Friday, January 12, 2018

Favretti Receives Sobol Award

In Scarsdale Jan. 23, Maggie Favretti '85 will receive the Thomas Sobol Award for Community Service
Scarsdale High School teacher and community leader Maggie Favretti '85 will receive Scarsdale's Thomas Sobol Award for Service to the Community at a luncheon in Scarsdale Jan. 23.  The award is sponsored by the Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service and honors the late superintendent of schools in Scarsdale. 

Mary Lou McClure, CFO and Custodian of Taxes for the Village of Scarsdale, is a co-recipient of the award.

Favretti, an art history major at Yale and long-time instructor in social studies and world history, coordinates the community garden at Scarsdale, a popular site for Yale Day of Service, and has supervised many school clubs and activities, including a new student group devoted to understanding and helping in the global refugee crisis. Her leadership in the garden, which helps distribute over 1,000 pounds of food annually to food banks in the region, was recognized by the White House.

"Maggie has connected with countless students, family and community members not only because of her dedication to the school and to education in general, but also because of her belief that we each have the capacity to improve the world around us....," Thomas Hagerman, Scarsdale's current schools superintendent, said in Scarsdale10583. 

In Aug., 2017, Favretti received the Sousa Mendes Foundation award for her work organizing student tu support refugees.

Sobol, for whom the award is named, was superintendent for 16 years before becoming New York State Commissioner of Education from 1987-95.

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