For Immediate Release: March 18, 2016
Thirteen to be Honored at
Salute to Women Awards
Alexandria’s Commission for Women
has announced the names of the honorees for its 36th Annual Salute to
Women Awards. Thirteen women will be recognized for their accomplishments in
civic life and for the improvements they have brought to the well-being of
Alexandria’s women. The awards are presented for achievement in a wide range of
private and governmental pursuits, including the arts, business, service to
youth, public policy, health and safety, public service and civic leadership.
The 2016 Awardees, who were selected
by an independent committee appointed by the Commission, are: Hannah Godshall
Dunbar-Rawlings (Rising Star Awards),
Kathleen Burns (Making a Difference Award), McKenya Dilworth Abdalla (Youth
Community Services Award-Adult), Isabella Lovain (Youth Community Services
Award-Youth), Priscilla Goodwin (Maguerite Payez Leadership Award), Helen
Morris (Marian Van Landingham Legislation and Public Policy Award), Gloria
Barbre (Donna Bergheim Cultural Affairs Award), Claire Dunn (Women’s Health and
Safety Advocate Award), Stephanie Wright and
Tricia Sabatini of Together We Bake
(Leadership in Business and Career Development Award), Tamika Coleman (Vola
Lawson Award) and Lisa Baker (Susan Lowell Butler Lifetime Achievement Award). See
the profiles for each winner.
The Salute to Women Awards ceremony
will be held on Monday, March 28, at the Patent and Trade Office, 600 Dulany
Street, Alexandria. The reception begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person.
Sponsorships and ads in the program are also available.
Visit Salute to Women to purchase tickets. Contact Ellen Lamm at 703.746.3132 or email@example.com for additional details. Proceeds of the Banquet benefit the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center.
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