White Plains, N.Y, (June 2019) – Hilary Tuohy, Past President of the National Board of the Executive Women’s Golf Association and a top-notch golfer, will be this year’s honoree at the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Day of Golf & Tennis. The event will be held September 26 at the Mount Kisco Country Club.
Tuohy, a Harrison resident originally from Ireland, led the organization which is now LPGA Amateurs through a transition that reversed declining membership and ultimately led to a merger with the Ladies Professional Golf Association in April 2018. In her job as a financial advisor for Lumina Financial Consultants, she works to empower women through financial education. She has an MBA in Finance from Queen’s University in Belfast and earned her undergrad in Financial Services from University College Dublin. Tuohy has dedicated much of her time to causes that promote inclusion and equality, serving on the boards of My Sister’s Place as well as the LPGA Foundation.
“Hilary is an amazing person and a terrific golfer,’’ said Alana Sweeny, President and CEO of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam. “Not only is she a competent leader dedicated to empowering women, but she is someone who cares about the advancement of others. We are very fortunate that she has agreed to lend her time and talents to the United Way as this year’s honoree for our Day of Golf & Tennis.’’
Raised in the small village of Moy in Country Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Tuohy said the political strife in her homeland during her growing up years helped to shape her outlook on life. She credits her mother, who she refers to as “Mum” with her success, adding that her family mantra was always “I’ll try” and never “I can’t.” Her mother also impressed upon her the value of education and the need to advocate for others.
“I learned that one of the best ways to change mindsets is through education and enabling people to get exposure to different concepts and to provide different experiences. Ideally, everyone should have access to the same opportunities in life regardless of their circumstances” she said.
Tuohy said she was recently drawn to the United Way because of its work to level the playing field.
“I was impressed by the breadth of services which they provide locally in each community where they operate to help address the roots of poverty through early literacy, financial stability and access to community resources through their 2-1-1 helpline,’’ she said. “The collaboration between the NFP organizations in the community is incredibly powerful and the 2-1-1 helpline is a wonderful tool to support this.”
With a golf handicap of 10, Tuohy is a skilled golfer, who with her husband Mick, has played on courses around the world. Some of her favorites: Manele Golf Club in Lanai, Hawaii; Tralee, County Kerry Ireland, and The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island.
The only thing she loves more than golf is travel having been to Europe, Far East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and throughout the US. She also enjoys planning trips to her homeland of Ireland for her friends.
For more information on the golf outing, to become a sponsor or sign up for a foursome, visit www.UWWP.org/golf or contact Faith Ann Butcher, Acting Chief Impact Officer at (914) 997-6700, ext. 753, or firstname.lastname@example.org.