"After so many hours of volunteer work, I didn't do it for any honors, I did it because I like it so much." said Susan Arturi, one of the 2013 Spirit of Greenwich honorees.
10 Greenwich women were honored for their work and dedication to the community during the 2013 YWCA Spirit of Greenwich Awards on Thursday evening.
Adrianne Singer, President and CEO of the YWCA Greenwich said "Tonight we will be honoring 10 women who are outstanding volunteers in our community. We have many women here who make a lifetime career of volunteering."
From the Garden Education Center to the Boys and Girls Club and the Den for Grieving Kids, the honorees represented over 50 local organizations that they lend their time and spirit to.
2013 Spirit of Greenwich honoree Michele Smith said "It's just something that my mom has always done. She was a great role model and a leader in our community at home. It's how I make my friends and how I am rewarded at the end of the day."
"Being a volunteer in Greenwich has really enabled me to see the very best of the community. It really has. It's not just the land of the hedge fund honeys. There are so many fabulous women who give so much of their time." said Jane Baktin, another 2013 Spirit of Greenwich honoree.
The women say that while receiving the award is a honor, the work they do within their organizations is the true gift.
2013 Spirit of Greenwich honoree Anne Juge said "It means a lot to me but in honesty it means a lot to me to just be doing the work that I am doing. That is the most fulfilling thing."