Women of Spirit® 2004
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Women of Spirit® Program through the Women of Spirit® Awards, Carlow University recognizes outstanding women leaders who exemplify the Carlow mission in their personal and professional lives. These awards are meant to reflect the impact of women leaders in our society in such diverse fields as business, the arts, education, technology, community service, sports and science, to name a few. The women chosen this year will be honored collectively at the annual Women of Spirit® Gala to be held October 9, 2004.
The Women of Spirit Program has earned a distinguished place as a Pittsburgh treasure. The Women of Spirit® Award is presented annually to Pittsburgh-area women who are leaders in their professions, voices of the unheard and visionaries in their communities. The award has been presented at a national level to Marlo Thomas, award-winning actress and producer; Jill Ker Conway, best-selling author and historian; Judith E. Heuman, assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services for the United States Department of Education; and Teresa Heinz, social and political activist and chairman of the Heinz Family Philanthropies.
Carlow announces the honorees of this prestigious award at a private luncheon each summer and publicly recognizes them at the annual Women of Spirit® Gala in the fall. The effects of the program continue throughout the year in the form of valuable scholarships which are given to students who exemplify Carlow’s mission.
- Cynthia Baldwin, judge in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas civil division and has officiated in the criminal and family divisions during her tenure as a judge;
- Doreen Boyce, president of the Buhl Foundation, a private foundation with a strong interest in educational advancement and social change in Western Pennsylvania;
- Joyce Clark, works in program planning for students with exceptionalities for the Pittsburgh Public Schools where she mentors many in gifted education;
- Maggie Hardy-Magerko, president of 84 Lumber Co. and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort;"Times New Roman""
- Dora Iwler, survivor of the Holocaust and volunteer with the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh;
- Pearl Moore, chief executive officer of the Oncology Nursing Society, a professional organization dedicated to creating opportunities for oncology nursing worldwide;
- Joanne Rogers, professional pianist, and actively involved with Family Communications Inc. and the continuation of her late husband Fred Rogers’ work.
- Madelyn Ross, managing editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a position she has held since 1983 when she became the youngest female managing editor of a major metro newspaper;
- Pamela Schanwald, chief executive officer of The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and well being of infants, children and their families;
- Karen Shapira, secretary of the United Jewish Communities and a community leader recognized locally and internationally for her work; and
- Mary Gibson Winter, is the executive director of Angels’ Place Inc. (formerly Mom’s House), a support program for young, single low-income parents so they can complete their education and break the welfare cycle.
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