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Women of Achievement Announces the 2015 Class of Honorees
10 St. Louis area women recognized for their outstanding commitment to volunteer service and leadership
By: Women of Achievement
The 2015 Class of Honorees includes:
Carol Bartle – Community Betterment
Lise Bernstein – Social Justice
Sara Burke – Cultural Enrichment
Maxine Clark – Educational Leadership
Betsy Douglass – Educational Empowerment
Ghazala Hayat, M.D. – Multicultural Leadership
Lee Etta Hoskins – Youth Enrichment
Carol B. Loeb – Educational Philanthropy
Sheri Sherman – Humanitarian Concerns
Pamela Talley – Community Advocacy
“Volunteering is a vital part of the community,” said Women of Achievement President Nanci A. Bobrow, Ph.D. “For the past 60 years Women of Achievement has been recognizing the indelible impact and value of these volunteer leaders by honoring and thanking them publicly for their selfless contributions of energy, leadership and time. The honorees’ service has impacted thousands of lives, and changed the cultural and social landscape of the St. Louis region. The health, functioning and survival of a community rely on volunteer donations of services, time and resources, which represent an incredible economic savings and value to our community."
“This year’s luncheon will be a very special and unique one,” said Karen Castellano, chair of the 2015 Luncheon. “We have a truly extraordinary class of honorees whose volunteer service ranges from civic work to educational equality to the arts, and at the luncheon the honorees’ diversity of volunteer experience is showcased in a video highlighting their work. It’s also Women of Achievement’
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, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career. Women of Achievement considers nominees 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 http://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, Kwame Foundation, Maryville University St. Louis, Plaza Porsche, Thompson Coburn LLP, Webster University and World Wide Technology & The Steward Family Foundation
Silver Sponsors: BJC HealthCare, Clark-Fox Family Foundation, The Gatesworth, Interco Charitable Trust, Monsanto, Neiman Marcus, Washington University in St. Louis and Wells Fargo Advisors
Bronze Sponsors: Albarré Jewelry/Barry & Myra Sherman, Brentmoor Retirement Community, Karen & Jim Castellano, The Deaconess Foundation, Lindenwood University, Mary Pillsbury, SSM Health Care and The Delmar Gardens Family
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 http://www.woastl.org.