16 June 2023 • Service Flowers to Receive Agnes Slosson Lewis Award
Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning to be honored for contributions to community.
For her civic and humanitarian efforts that has inspired and improved the lives of young people and adults in the Geneva community, Katie Flowers, the director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Hobart and William Smith, will receive the Agnes Slosson Lewis Award from the League of Women Voters of Geneva on Thursday, June 22.
The Agnes Slosson Lewis Award is given in honor of one of the founders of both the League of Women Voters of Geneva and the League of Women Voters of New York State. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women with leadership ability who inspire others, as well as having a broad interest in the community and in civic affairs over a period of time.
Flowers will receive the award during the annual Agnes Slosson Lewis dinner at 5:30 p.m. on the veranda of Miller House at the Lochland School, 1065 Lochland Road, Geneva.
“Katie’s contributions to the Greater Finger Lakes community are extensive and span two decades, during which time she has served tirelessly in service to the Geneva Community as Director to the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as well as extensive work for Geneva’s 2030 Initiative, and service on the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit agencies,” the League of Women Voters of Geneva said in a statement. “As Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at HWS, Katie Flowers has led a multitude of programs that have created a significant partnership between Hobart and William Smith and the greater Finger Lakes community. Under her purview, students contribute more than 80,000 hours of community service each year and generate approximately $110,000 in fundraising efforts that are directed to non-profit organizations in the region.”
Additionally, Flowers is a proud AmeriCorps VISTA alumni, and serves on the boards of several local non-profit agencies including past vice president of the Board of Directors for Geneva Reads Inc., member of the Board of Directors for the Wyckoff Family Foundation Inc., and secretary to the Board of Success for Geneva’s Children.
Reservations to attend can be made by June 17 by contacting league member Beth Reiners at 315-789-3761 or at email@example.com. The dinner cost $35, payable at the door.