2014 Celebration Luncheon

A special thanks to our generous sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

News and Record

Founders' Reception

Carruthers and Roth Attorneys at Law

Platiunum Sponsor

NewBridge Bank

Gold Sponsors

Schiffman’s Jewelers

Silver Sponsors

Best Logistics Group
Priba Furniture & Interiors
Well-Spring

Bronze Sponsors

Bernard Robinson & Co.
The Cemala Foundation
The Fresh Market
Honda Aircraft
Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald
Laurie and Oliver Lloyd
Betsy Oakley and Judy White
Virginia Saslow
Senn Dunn
Stearns Financial Group
Jackie Wieland

Women to Women grants $210,000 over three years to YWCA

With an eye toward helping women gain greater economic independence, Women to Women announced its largest – and first multi-year – grant to YWCA Greensboro in support of its Purses to Passion program at the 2014 Celebration Luncheon. This $210,000, three-year commitment will support the program’s efforts to assist women in establishing micro-enterprise businesses, create a loan fund to aid women experiencing some sort of financial crisis that impacts their employability, and address a “living wage” in Greensboro.

The News & Record Woman of the Year Award went to Addy Jeffrey, who played an instrumental role in the passage of the N.C. Breast Density Law and also is a longtime advocate for the rights of immigrants. The newspaper – which was the event’s Presenting Sponsor – also recognized LaToya Marsh as its “Rising Star.” Marsh is a self-described “professional volunteer” whose work includes Special Olympics and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Janet Ward Black, who helms one of the five largest woman-owned law firms in the state and is a longtime supporter of causes relevant to women, and Florence Gatten, a former City Council member and founding director of the Greensboro Public Library Foundation, were recognized as Woman of the Year finalists.

Author and former Today co-host Jane Pauley talked about her life, the role of women today and how people can reinvent themselves later in life during a “conversation” with event emcee Sandra Hughes, herself a former news anchor at WFMY Channel 2. Pauley stressed that “’do’ is more important than ‘think.’”

The News & Record Woman of the Year Selection Committee:

  • Margaret Arbuckle
  • June Basden
  • Linda Brown
  • Betty Cone
  • Mary Margaret Hart
  • Yolanda Leacraft
  • Al Lineberry, Jr.
  • Lelia Moore
  • Jacqueline Smith
  • Alan Tutterow

Related 2014 Women to Women Celebration Coverage

 

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We had a great, inspiring time at our 2014 celebration luncheon!

 

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News & Record "Rising Star" LaToya Marsh, featured speaker Jane Pauley, and News & Record "Woman of the Year" Addy Jeffrey.

 

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Women to Women event emcee Sandra Hughes and Jane Pauley discussed how people can reinvent themselves later in life.

 

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Women to Women announced its largest - and first multi-year - grant to YWCA Greensboro in support of its Purses to Passion program.