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Concordia College Celebrates Liz and Larry Dutton at 36th Annual Community Dinner


By Holly Magnani, Director of Marketing & Webmaster, Concordia College

Nov. 1, 2017:  In a tradition stretching back 36 years, Concordia College and the Bronxville community gathered on campus to celebrate their deep ties at the annual Community Dinner. The evening began with a festive cocktail reception in the Brickyard. Guests then walked along a votive-lined path to Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, where the stained-glass windows picked up reflections of elegant floral arrangements in the candlelight.

Concordia's president, Dr. John Nunes, gave the invocation and welcomed guests, sharing a few of the school's exciting new initiatives and reiterating the college's commitment to positively impacting the quality of life in Bronxville as a respected and productive community member. Fittingly, the Hoch Chamber Music Series, a major contribution of Lawrence and Elizabeth Lim-Dutton's, the evening's honorees, is a perfect example of the great things that can come from the special relationship between Bronxville and Concordia. This jewel in the cultural life of Westchester was jointly founded by Bronxville residents Jim and Mary Hoch and Larry Dutton, in collaboration with Concordia Conservatory's executive director, Kathleen Suss.

Concordia was delighted to welcome back several past honorees, including Randy and Corwin FrostJanet GeorgeJim HochMarcia LeeMadryn and John Priesing, and Bob Seabring. President Nunes expressed his gratitude to past honorees Vicki and Si Ford for inviting Sarah Lawrence's new president, Cristle Collins Judd, and her husband, Bob, bringing together the two institutions to share in this celebration of long-term partnerships.

The Duttons' close friend Ara Guzelimian, dean of The Juilliard School, spoke movingly of the couple's talent for music and talent for living. Concordia Conservatory faculty (and frequent Hoch Chamber Series collaborators) Marija Ilic and Jon Klibinoff performed a musical tribute on piano.

After dinner, President Nunes presented the Duttons with the President's Award, honoring their role in founding the Hoch Series and their numerous other examples of civic leadership. A highlight of the evening came when Liz and Larry themselves spoke. They talked about how many evenings they had spent at Sommer Center--not just performing, but listening to students, including their own children, perform. They expressed their gratitude at being honored here at home, among the community members who have played such a large role in their lives. 

Pictured here (L to R):  Lawrence Dutton, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, and Dr. John Nunes.

Photo by Flladi Kulla


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Community Service Organizations Directory

Community Service Organizations

Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. 

Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” 

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”



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