The Philadelphia PA Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will honor three women whose lives and achievements honor and mirror those of its National Founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and Legendary Past National President Dr. Dorothy I. Height during its Annual Founder’s Day
& Awards Luncheon. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.
The honorees are Helen F. Giles-Gee, Ph.D., USciences President and nationally renowned scholar with more than 30 years of experience in the higher education arena, recipient of the Mary McLeod Bethune Award; Emily Hill Rollins, Director of Bridgeway, Inc., recipient of the Dorothy I. Height Award; and Philadelphia PA Section Recording Secretary Roberta Devine, recipient of the NCNW Intra-Council Award. Samuella Takyi-Buachie, a senior at the Philadelphia High School for Girls will receive the Youth Achievement Award. Philadelphia Tribune Columnist Patricia Clifford will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Immediately following the ceremony, the Cheyney University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Allen Gardner will perform.
The mission of the NCNW is to advance opportunities and improve the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities. The organization fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, and community- based services and programs in the U.S. and in African countries.
Proceeds from the December 8th event will enable the Philadelphia PA Section to continue its hallmark programs and services that include a free Women’s Financial Empowerment Conference and ongoing support for the Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School, the Section’s adopted school.
To purchase tickets, contact Ticket Chair Brenda Ashant at 215.817.1215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.