Diane Lazarus to receive annual Recognition Award


The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association (TMHWA) will present its 33rd Annual Recognition Award to Diane Lazarus at the association’s 120th Annual Meeting and Luncheon. The event will be held at Ledgemont Country Club on Wednesday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. The commemoration of the 120th celebration by Rabbi Sarah Mack, and the installation of the officers and board, as well as the volunteer recognition award presentation, will take place after the luncheon.

Lazarus grew up in New York and met her husband on a day trip to Newport in 1984. There was an instant connection, and she moved to Rhode Island a year later and married Howard (who is now also her business partner in her real estate business with Coldwell Banker).

Rhode Island has benefited from her presence. Besides her involvement with The Miriam for almost 10 years, Lazarus was the top fundraiser for the year (in the early 2000s) for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, has been involved with the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island (now the Jewish Alliance), and is a life member of Hadassah, and TMHWA.

At The Miriam, Lazarus has volunteered at the reception desk once a week for nine years. She says, “I find the job rewarding. I think people find it comforting to get assistance when they come in and may be in an emotional state. I get personal satisfaction from knowing I’ve helped someone.”

Her roles at TMHWA also have included helping with program development, the recognition award, the cookbook, the donation cards, and the equipment event. Lazarus’ mother, who lives in New Jersey, will attend the event to see her daughter receive this honor.

For information on TMHWA 120th Annual Meeting and Luncheon, contact TMHWA at 401-793-2520.

Submitted by The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association