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United Way hosts 10th Women’s Legacy Awards Gala

United Way hosts 10th Women’s Legacy Awards Gala
Four of Gwinnett’s leading women philanthropists to be honored

On Friday, March 28, the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council in Gwinnett will host the 10th Women’s Legacy Awards Gala at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place, 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser and will include a reception and dinner.

According to Demetrius Jordan, United Way’s regional director for Gwinnett, DeKalb and Fulton counties, “The awards have become a signature event in this community in which Gwinnett-based business leaders and volunteers come together to honor women that donate their time, talent and treasure to improve the lives of their neighbors. This year, we are working to expand positive, sustainable change in three key areas: health, income and homelessness,” Jordan said.

As such, the proceeds of the gala will be awarded to agencies in Gwinnett County that help children and families. With the financial support from the community, more than $400,000 has been raised through this event for Gwinnett-based human care programs over the past decade.

The honorees and award categories are:
•Dorothy Rainey, Anna Shackelford Legacy
•Sheila Adcock, Talent
•Latabia Woodward, Time
•Tammy Shumate, Treasure 

In addition, Sarah Henning of Grayson High School and Kristin Nicole Townley of Lanier High School will receive Rising Star awards, which recognize youth who have made an impact in the community through service, leadership and volunteerism.

Gwinnett Medical Center is the Presenting Sponsor. Other sponsors include Metro Waterproofing, Inc. and Primerica, Inc.

For ticket purchases or sponsorship opportunities, call 404.527.8804 or email Tickets are priced at $100 each.

About United Way of Greater Atlanta
Our United Way is one of the largest in the nation with more than $100 million in annual revenue. We invest in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the Community Impact Fund and participate in Collaborative Networks and Opportunity Zones with caring community partners. Together, we work to help children succeed in school, improve the financial stability of families and individuals, provide affordable and accessible health care and end homelessness. For more information, visit