The Raymond A. Fabaniak Guardian Award for 2019

Diane Morse

Each year Chestnut Ridge Conservancy Board of Directors selects an individual to award for their outstanding service, dedication and volunteerism to the Conservancy.  This year, our Guardian Award goes to Diane Morse.

Diane has been a member of the Conservancy for nearly ten years.  She has given an enormous amount of her time with volunteering on administrative tasks as the Membership Committee Chair and has helped, along with her husband, at nearly all of the Conservancy’s Community outreach events as well as various Conservancy preservation projects within Chestnut Ridge Park.  Her time to be recognized for this honor is without question due. The Conservancy is very fortunate to have had Diane serving on its board these past years.  Congratulations Diane!

Diane grew up in West Seneca and lived out of state (California and Illinois) for many years.  She currently resides in Orchard Park with her husband Jim and their two dogs (Cosette and Trixie). 

Diane became involved with Pet Partners in 2008 with her first Pet Therapy dog Chloe.  She also makes regular visits at Bristol Homes, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hospice Facility, Hospice Home Visits and the former Absolut of Orchard Park.  Diane has been actively involved since 2010 with HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis (AACR).  HOPE’S Mission: To provide comfort and encouragement through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crises and disasters.  Diane continues to do Reiki/Healing Touch at Roswell.

Her favorite free time activities are hanging out with family and friends, going to plays, attending BPO POP Concerts and traveling.



Through all my volunteering, I have met some wonderful people who I now call my dear friends.  I want to thank my family and friends for their continued support and encouragement!  Also, Thank you to the CRC Board of Directors“.    Diane Morse.



Past Recipients of the Raymond A. Fabaniak Guardian Award