Foundation Honors Michigan Women at Annual Dinner

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DETROIT – Michigan Women’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that for nearly 30 years has been working to achieve social and economic equality for Michigan’s women and girls, will hold its annual Southeast Michigan Women of Achievement and Courage Awards dinner on Tuesday.

This year’s event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third St.

Now in its 25th year, the foundation celebrates the careers and community service of some of the state’s most outstanding women at its two major annual benefit events, the Southeast Michigan WOAC Awards dinner, preceded by the West Michigan WOAC Awards luncheon in Grand Rapids. The 2015 Southeast Michigan WOAC Awards dinner will recognize:

  • Trillium Award Winner – Marlene L. Boll of The John A. & Marlene L. Boll Foundation
  • Honoree – Donna Inch, chairman and CEO, Ford Land
  • Honoree – Grace D. Lieblein, vice president, Global Quality, General Motors Corporation
  • Honoree – Andra Rush, chairman, Rush Group

 “The annual Women of Achievement and Courage Awards events are critical to the work of the Michigan Women’s Foundation,” said Carolyn Cassin, the organization’s CEO. “The Southeast Michigan dinner, now in its silver anniversary year, not only allows us to raise much needed funds to continue the fight in eliminating barriers to equality for Michigan’s women and girls, it also allows us to shine a much-deserved spotlight on the region’s most admirable female executives and community leaders … role models for us all.”

The Southeast Michigan Women of Achievement and Courage Awards dinner is open to the public, with tickets and sponsorship information available at miwf.org.  Individual tickets are available at the $175 and $250 levels.
 
 
 

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