The following is part of what was read by AEU President Richard Koral presenting the “volunteer of the year” award to Azar on June 26, 2015 in Stamford Connecticut:
The Anna Garlin Spencer Volunteer Award is designed for members who “have ideas and proposals which… make their congregation a success…” This certainly describes Azar. She became a member of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County in 1968 and immediately began contributing her expertise and energy. She raised thousands of dollars to acquire a new piano for the Society.
A relentless event planner for countless festivities at the Bergen Society, she also arranged every aspect of the Society’s 50 th Anniversary Dinner and Dance, with live music and entertainment. She did it again for the 60 th Anniversary Gala Azar continues to provide live music for the Platforms on a regular basis through her most capable piano students. She organizes social events, paints the rooms, landscapes the grounds, and graces us with her intelligence, devotion and charm.