Matilda Cuomo, Former First Lady of New York and Mother of Governor Andrew Cuomo has been has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

It was announced on Tuesday that Matida Cuomo would be inducted into the National Woman’s Hall of Fame for the work she accomplished as First Lady of New York and beyond.

National Woman’s Hall of Fame

As First Lady of New York State (1983-1995), Mrs. Cuomo co-chaired the Governor’s Commission on Child Care and chaired the NY Citizens’ Task Force on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.  Mrs. Cuomo also led New York’s role in the UN’s World Summit for Children and the USA’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  She established in 1984 the nation’s first school-based one-to-one mentoring program, connecting over 10,000 students to trained mentors, and helping them to succeed in school, graduate, advance in the workplace and become productive citizens.

I remember her as our First Lady and she was a class act!  Congratulations!