Written by Alfred Branch
Scarsdale resident Millicent L. Kaufman was recently elected board chair of the Westchester Philharmonic, succeeding Neil D. Aaron, who will remain on the board’s executive committee.
Kaufman, a long-time Scarsdale resident, has been a board member for 11 years and served as its president from 2003-06. Her election to chair was unanimous.
“Being an integral part of the leadership team of the Westchester Philharmonic for more than a decade is a great honor,” said Kaufman in a statement. “I look forward to working with my dedicated fellow board members, our hard-working staff, and all of our friends and patrons in the community in support of this incredible orchestra, which is such an indispensible aspect of our cultural life.”
Kaufman is president and owner of Scarsdale-based K L Travel, Inc., and she previously served as president of the Scarsdale Summer Music Theatre, an educational, non-profit performing arts program for young adults.
“Millicent and I have worked very closely together over the years,” added Aaron. “She is a formidable fundraiser and a passionate advocate for the orchestra. I look forward to continuing my work on the board's executive committee and to assisting Millicent in any way I can.”
The Westchester Philharmonic, the only fully-professional symphony orchestra serving the people of Westchester County, is celebrating its 31st year. It performs at the Performing Arts Center Purchase College.
For more information, visit www.westchesterphil.org.