The Salvation Army will recognize 20 local women on Tuesday for their exemplary service to the community.
The recipients of the upcoming Women Doing Good Recognition Breakfast come from a wide range of civic and professional engagements and represent “the best the community has to offer,” according to a Salvation Army press release.
Salvation Army Mid-Missouri coordinator Maj. Curtiss Hartley said the goal is to create an annual program that highlights such examples of community service.
“We have incredible examples of local women doing good in the community and we want to take the time to recognize them,” Hartley said. “Our goal is to create an annual program that shines a light on these incredible women and provides an example for which we should all strive.”
The event will take place Tuesday at 8 a.m. at The Roof at the Broadway Hotel. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.womendoinggoodcomo.org. Proceeds will benefit the local Salvation Army and anti-poverty efforts.
Nominations were submitted by community members and the winners were selected by a committee. They include: Nanette Chun-Ming Ward, Stop Human Trafficking Coalition of Central Missouri; Dr Rangira (Béa) Gallimore, University of Missouri; Cindy Minchew, Primrose Hill Adult and Teen Challenge; Emily Spain, KOMU 8; Joanne Nelson, Boone County Community Services Office; Enola White, Columbia Entertainment Company; Carla London, Columbia Public Schools; Wende Wagner, The Missouri Symphony Orchestra; Erica Dickson, from the Black Doula collective in Mid-Missouri; Kim Dude-Lammy, Children’s Grove; Teresa Goslin, Phoenix Programs; Heather Hargrove, Liberty Family Medicine; Stacye Smith, Shelter Insurance; Debra Blazis, Boone Hospital Center; Lorrie Schilke, Keeping Good Company Senior Care at Home; Dr. Chelsey Aitken-Wren, DC, Columbia Chiropractic Center; Dee Campbell-Carter, Live Well by Faith Lifestyle Coach; Samantha Christian, Tour Paquin; Erika Buford, Powerhouse CDC and Lesley Thalhuber, Columbia Public Schools.
Women Doing Good is sponsored by The Salvation Army, My Sister’s Circus, Quality Drywall Construction, Accounting Plus and The Roof at The Broadway Hotel.