The Raymond A. Fabaniak Guardian Award for 2018
Each year Chestnut Ridge Conservancy Board of Directors selects an individual to award for their outstanding service, dedication and volunteerism to the Conservancy.
Our 2018 recipient of the Raymond A. Fabaniak Guardian Award goes to Liz Cash. Along with her many years of volunteering with various other local organizations, Liz has also been one of those board members who show up and lend her help at nearly every event the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy holds. We have been blessed to have her as a board member.
Liz was the first born American of immigrant parents who came to this country looking for a better life in Chicago, IL. She moved to Orchard Park when she was four years old and spent many days in Chestnut Ridge Park while growing up.
Liz graduated from Orchard Park Central School and the Buffalo University for commercial art. She has had a lengthy career in the printing industry, including jobs at Greater Buffalo Press and Quebecor Printing, holding positions as printing plant supervisor and customer service for Simon & Schuster Books during her 46-year career.
Liz volunteers at a number of local not-for-profit organizations. She is very active in the Orchard Park American Legion Auxiliary. Her thirty-eight years of service to the Legion include serving as president for seven years. She also serves on the board of the Erie County Auxiliary and holds the Americanism chair.
Liz is married to her husband of 58 years, Joe. They have a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren.