| Charles Strain, Chairman of the Hospital’s Board of Directors, honors Nancy Corwin Nammack with the first-ever NYU Winthrop Lifetime Achievement Award. Nancy Corwin Nammack and her husband, Jerome W. Nammack Jr., at one of the many NYU Winthrop Yuletide Ball celebrations.
After 54 years of dedicated service to NYU Winthrop, Nancy Corwin Nammack, the Hospital’s longest serving Director, has retired from the Board of Directors. In gratitude for her remarkable lifetime of service to NYU Winthrop and to the communities it serves, John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop, and Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Hospital’s Board of Directors, were pleased to present Mrs. Nammack with the first-ever NYU Winthrop Hospital “Lifetime Achievement Award” on June 11, 2013.
“It is not every day that you come across someone as passionate and committed as Nancy Corwin Nammack,” said Mr. Collins. “On behalf of the Hospital and its Board of Directors, I am pleased to recognize Mrs. Nammack with this most deserving and highly esteemed honor.”
A lifelong resident of Garden City, Mrs. Nammack credits her commitment to community service to the examples set by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Clinton Corwin. Her father, a successful attorney and former Mayor of Garden City, deeply valued serving others. He instilled this very same value in his daughter at a young age, and Mrs. Nammack, in turn, devoted much of her life to serving NYU Winthrop.
Mrs. Nammack’s extraordinary wisdom and leadership have been invaluable, as she has filled a number of different roles instrumental to NYU Winthrop’s continued growth and increasing presence in the community. She began volunteering at NYU Winthrop (then called Nassau Hospital) in 1959, shortly after her own daughter, Nancy, was born. She volunteered in the maternity ward consistently for many years until she formally joined the Hospital Auxiliary in the early 1960s. As a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, Mrs. Nammack worked on the Yuletide Ball committee, a major annual event that continues to raise funds for the Hospital even today. She served as Chairwoman of the Yuletide Ball in 1968 and 1969.
A dedicated Auxilian for many years, Mrs. Nammack became the organization’s President in 1973, at which point she also officially joined the Hospital’s Board of Directors, where she has served tirelessly ever since. As a Hospital Director, she served on the Building and Grounds, Development Steering and decorating committees for several years. She also chaired the Public Affairs Committee. In 1993, Mrs. Nammack was the recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Award, established as a tribute to the former president and founded by Mr. Roosevelt’s daughter, Mrs. Richard Derby, a longtime hospital volunteer. The award was presented to Mrs. Nammack by the Hospital’s Board of Directors to honor their colleague as an exceptional volunteer who has dedicated her life to helping others.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with NYU Winthrop, and the people that I have met – administration and board members – I treasure those friendships,” said Mrs. Nammack recently. “I hold a special place in my heart for NYU Winthrop ... it’s been a wonderful part of my life.”
Nancy Corwin Nammack celebrates with her family at a recent gathering that honored her lifetime of service to NYU Winthrop.