Irgang Honored As Woman Of Distinction

Tory Irgang, executive director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, will be honored as a 2019 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Western New York later this year.

The ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo. The public is invited to attend. To purchase tickets or be a sponsor, visit: www.gswny.org.

The honorees were nominated by members of the community because of their demonstrated leadership in their careers and in their communities through public service. These women are considered role models for all girls, and in accepting this award, they commit to mentoring the young women involved with the Women of Distinction event.

This program is part of the nationwide Girl Scouts of the USA program and is designed to recognize the achievements of women, provide mentoring opportunities for older Girl Scouts and fund local Girl Scout educational opportunities and programs for girls 5 to 17 years of age.

“Our 2019 Women of Distinction honorees exemplify the meaning of extraordinary leadership both personally and professionally with a strong commitment to making our world a better place,” said Alison Wilcox, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western New York. “Each of the 2019 honorees serve as inspiration for the type of phenomenal leaders that girls and young women can grow to become.”