Selected by the YWCA Darien/Norwalk as a 2017 Women of Distinction Award honoree, bestowed in recognition of the outstanding achievements of a select group of women, Lisa Koorbusch is most deserving of this honor. An OPUS for Person-to-Person alumna and long-time member of the P2P Holiday Toy Store Committee (and current co-chair), Lisa has done much in the community to benefit so many. We are honored to have her as a P2P volunteer and we are #GIvingThanks for all that she does to #MakeADifference.

Lisa Koorbusch is a native of Old Greenwich and settled in Darien with her husband Tim after they lived in New York City. Lisa studied Art and Art History at Skidmore College and continued on to Parsons School of Design earning a degree in Graphic Design. Her career took her to the art galleries of New York and eventually to Estee Lauder Companies as their Creative Projects Manager on the Clinique brand.

Working on her art part-time from home gave Lisa an opportunity to devote herself to volunteer work, initially in her daughters Eliza and Emilia’s schools and eventually in charities that held significant meaning to her. Lisa has been able to work closely with several organizations that have had a direct impact on her family.

For the past five years, Lisa has worked closely with the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter.  Lisa’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers almost ten years ago. In 2013, along with five other women, she was pivotal in founding the association’s annual gala, Celebrating Hope. To date, they have raised over $800,000. They also hold a Walk To End Alzheimers each fall that the whole family can participate in.

Stamford’s Bennett Cancer Center has also benefited from Lisa’s support. Several years ago, Lisa was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy after her surgery. She received wonderful care from the staff at Bennett and is a huge advocate for early detection by encouraging annual mammograms.

Lisa also supports Person-to-Person, co-chairing its annual Toy Store, and serves on the Bboard of the Darien Depot.

Passionately educating women on wellness, fighting for the cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, and instilling values that will make her two daughters become good citizens of tomorrow is Lisa’s mission in life.

Lisa Koorbusch Bio and Image by Darien Times | April 7, 2017