WTB is honored to be the 2022 winner of the Anna Williams Oberlander Memorial Achievement Cup Award in recognition of our projects welcoming Afghan refugees to Syracuse. The Cup is presented annually by Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs (SFWC) to the member club whose civic contributions in the last year have been most deserving recognition.
Lorraine Markley, Sue Savion and Barb Bova accepted the Cup, a dozen roses and the first place prize at the SFWC’s Oberlander Dinner at Barbagallos on April 21. The award was presented by SFWC President Candace Edwards and Board Member Millie Williams.
WTB’s project “Welcoming Afghan Refugees” involved meeting the needs of Afghans who fled their country during the US withdrawal by educating our community about the challenges they face, donating money and collecting requested supplies to support the nonprofits resettling them, and reaching out to mentor an Afghan family through InterFaith Works’ Ambassador program.
Thank you to everyone who supported this year-long project!
In 1932, a commemorative cup was presented to Anna Williams Oberlander as “the Most Civic-Minded Woman in Syracuse” by the First Baptist Church. Upon her death in 1938, the cup was given to the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs in memory of her 25 years as president. Since that date, the cup has been awarded annually by the Syracuse Federation of Women’s Clubs to a member whose civic contributions in the past year have been most deserving of recognition.