2014 Celebration Luncheon
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
- 2014 Women to Women Celebration Luncheon Recap
- 2014 News & Record Rising Star Award
- 2014 News & Record Woman of the Year Award
- 2014 Women to Women Grantee: YWCA Greensboro
- June Basden, 2014 Celebration Chair, on Joining Us
- 2014 Keynote Speaker Jane Pauley and Sandra Hughes
We had a great, inspiring time at our 2014 celebration luncheon!
News & Record "Rising Star" LaToya Marsh, featured speaker Jane Pauley, and News & Record "Woman of the Year" Addy Jeffrey.
Women to Women event emcee Sandra Hughes and Jane Pauley discussed how people can reinvent themselves later in life.
Women to Women announced its largest - and first multi-year - grant to YWCA Greensboro in support of its Purses to Passion program.