Eleven women will be recognized for their accomplishments in civic life at the Alexandria’s Commission for Women’s 35th Annual Salute to Women Awards. The 2015 awardees, who were selected by an independent committee appointed by the commission, are: LaDonna Sanders (Rising Star Award), Ginny Hill-Obranovich (Making a Difference Award), Valarie Wright (Women’s Health and Safety Advocate Award), Brooksie Koopman (Susan Lowell Butler Lifetime Achievement Award), Cynthia Anderson (Maguerite Payez Leadership Award), Lorraine Friedman (Youth Community Services Award-Adult), Zauhirah Tipu (Youth Community Services Award-Youth), Suzanne Maxey (Marian Van Landingham Legislation and Public Policy Award), Joan Singer (Donna Bergheim Cultural Affairs Award), Ashley McNeff Behrens (Leadership in Business and Career Development Award) and the late Laurie Meyer (Vola Lawson Award).
The Salute to Women Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 26, at the Patent and Trade Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony is at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person.
Visit Salute to Women at www.alexandriava.gov or contact Melissa Villacorta at 703-746-3132 or Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to purchase tickets. Proceeds of the Banquet benefit the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center.