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Ridgefield Resident Allison Stockel to Receive Women In Leadership Award on Wednesday at Country Club of New Canaan

Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse will receive the Women In Leadership Award from Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Yankee Council for generously giving her time, energy and talents for the betterment of our community.

The award recognizes women who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.

Joining Stockel in receiving this award is Tucker Murphy, Administrative Office for the Town of New Canaan. 

Stockel and Murphy will be honored on May 15 at the Women in Leadership Luncheon which takes place at the Country Club of New Canaan. 

According to Connecticut Yankee Council, “The Women In Leadership Lunch shines a bright light on the Connecticut Yankee Council-Boy Scouts of America’s mission to bring our premier youth development program to more girls and young women in our community.”

For the past 18 years, Allison has served as Executive Director of the Ridgefield Playhouse during which time she has grown the nonprofit performing arts venue from presenting 40 shows annually to now more than 300. She does not take home a paycheck but donates her yearly salary back to the Playhouse.

Allison is on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Center in Danbury, is an incorporator at The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, is on the Board of Directors for The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, and delivers food and fundraises for Hillside Food Outreach. She also donates her time and talent to SPHERE, Ability Beyond Disability, Danbury Music Center, The Ridgefield Chorale, Sandy Hook Promise, and has been a host parent for 3 students from Ridgefield A Better Chance.

Read more about the award and Women in Leadership Lunch here.

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