Women of Achievement Announces the 2014 Class of Honorees

10 St. Louis Area Women Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Volunteer Service and Leadership
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ST. LOUIS - April 2, 2014 - PRLog -- Women of Achievement is pleased to announce the 2014 Class of Honorees, a selection of 10 extraordinary volunteers from the St. Louis metropolitan region. Founded in 1955, the St. Louis Women of Achievement Award is the oldest, ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer service and volunteer leadership of women. The 2014 Class will be recognized at the 2014 Women of Achievement Luncheon on Thursday, May 15 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the luncheon runs until 1:30 p.m. This year’s luncheon chair is Judy Harris and the vice chair is Karen Castellano. Luncheon reservations are $60 per person, and can be made by contacting Sarah Thorowgood at MAC Meetings & Events at 314.421.2005 or  sthorowgood@macmeetings.com.

The 2014 Class of Honorees includes:

M. Virginia Braxs – Cultural Enrichment

Ida H. Early – Volunteer Leadership

Eva Frazer, M.D. – Community Health

Teri Griege – Health Awareness

Phyllis Z. Langsdorf – Creative Philanthropy

Diane Gershman Levine – Health and Education

DiAnne L. Mueller – Family Enrichment

JoAnn M. Shaw – Health Advocacy

Linda Weitzer Sher – Child Welfare

Pat Whitaker – Civic Responsibility

“We’re really looking forward to this year’s luncheon, where we can celebrate and share the stories of these outstanding volunteers”, says Judy Harris, chair of the 2014 Luncheon. “We received many strong applications from across the St. Louis region, and our committees worked hard to make the final selection. The luncheon will be unforgettable for our honorees.”

“Volunteering is the foundation of our community. It’s crucial to take time to honor those who have given an incredible amount of their time, energy and leadership to do something selflessly to help others,” says Women of Achievement President Nanci A. Bobrow, Ph.D. “For the past 59 years, Women of Achievement has recognized the significant contributions of volunteers, but each year, each class and each woman is unique in the vital role she plays in our community.”

Women of Achievement honorees are selected from nominations from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Metro East Illinois, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through voluntary contributions and volunteer leadership. Women of Achievement considers women with significant volunteer impact in areas such as, but not limited to, education, arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and advocacy. For additional information about the awards, luncheon and honorees, please visit www.woastl.org.

Women of Achievement Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
: KMOX Radio, Ladue News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Platinum Sponsor: Ameren

Gold Sponsors: Centene Charitable Foundation, Emerson, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Heartland Bank, Kwame Foundation, Plaza Porsche, Thompson Coburn LLP, Webster University, Wells Fargo Advisors and World Wide Technology & The Steward Family Foundation

Silver Sponsors: Monsanto, Neiman Marcus, Peabody Energy, PNC BANK and The Gatesworth

Bronze Sponsors: Albarré Jewelry/Barry & Myra Sherman, Karen & Jim Castellano, Eagle Bank & Trust, Maryville University St. Louis, Mary Pillsbury, Technology Partners, The Delmar Gardens Family, USA Mortgage and Washington University in St. Louis

Supporting Sponsor: Mildred Simon Foundation

About Women of Achievement

In 1955, the St. Louis-Globe Democrat newspaper created an awards program that became known as the Women of Achievement Award, to recognize and honor the achievements of women who, through their volunteer efforts, have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis community.  The St. Louis Women of Achievement organization, a 501c3, not-for-profit organization, was established in 1993 by former Women of Achievement who wanted to ensure the longevity of the award for future generations of St. Louis area women. The organization's Board of Directors, comprised of past recipients of the award, continue to plan and implement the nomination, selection and award presentation process ensuring that this award will continue to enhance and honor the women volunteers in the St. Louis metropolitan region who positively impact the community, for many years to come. For more information visit the Women of Achievement website at www.woastl.org.

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