2020 Heart & Excellence Awards

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2020 Heart & Excellence Honorees

We are delighted to announce the YWCA Glendale’s 2020 Heart & Excellence Award Honorees. We invite you to join us for our 23rd Annual Legacy Luncheon on April 15th, where we will pay homage to the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote by recognizing trailblazing women from Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena who have made significant gains to advance the rights of women and girls:

Technology Award
Ani Torosyan, CEO, Dish Divvy

Young Woman Award
Hasmik Burushyan, Community Outreach Coordinator, Glendale Armenian American Grassroots Advocacy (ANCA)

Environment Award
Monica Campagna, Glendale Environmental Coalition

Racial Justice Award
Phyllis Kim, Executive Director, Comfort Women Action for Redress and Education (CARE)

Arts & Culture Award
Suzanne Weerts, Burbank Arts Commissioner

Business & Industry Award
Tamika Farr, Executive Director, El Centro de Amistad

Community Impact Award
Teresa Rivera, Psychiatric Social Worker, LA County Department of Mental Health

Special Recognition
Randy and Suzonne Slaughter

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The Heart & Excellence Award Ceremony will take place at the 23rd Annual Legacy Luncheon on April 15, 2020 at the La Canada Country Club.

 

Past Heart & Excellence Honorees

INDIVIDUALS

Georgia M. Abelmann – 2003
Joan Allan – 2016
Mary Alvord  – 2000
Toni Beck-Espinosa – 2013
Yasmin Beers – 2015
Brooke Bentley Moore – 2016
Wanda Bistagne – 2004
Laurie Blieck – 2007
Sue Boegh – 2001
Mary Boger – 2008
Lena Bozoyan – 2013
Ginger Bremberg – 1996
Fran Buchanan – 2012
Julia Burroughs Shermer – 2001
Carol Ann Burton – 2018
Marilyn Kay Butler – 2018
Phyllis Campbell – 2002
Ruth Charles – 2009
Sister Lucille Dean, S.P. – 1999
Susie & Richard Dell – 2006
Paula Devine – 2012
Dr. Zuzka Eggena – 2005
Marisol Espinoza – 2019
Andrea Faresveit – 2010
Stela Fejtek – 2019
Miryam Finkelberg – 2015
Jeannie Flint – 2017
Lois Frederick – 2001
Rosa Frommer – 2007
Roberta “Bobbi” Gangi – 2014
Eileen Givens – 2000
Elissa Glickman – 2019
Nancy Guillen – 2017
Laura Guillory – 2014
Marilyn Gunnell – 2008
Ruth Hale – 1996
Silva Hameline – 2011
Janet Hamilton – 2017
Lina Harper – 2003
Lori Hartwell – 2011
Ann Hermann – 2011
Debbie Hinckley – 2007
Mary Lou Howard – 2004
Susan Hunt – 2007
Dr. Frieda Jordan – 2004
Carole Jouroyan – 2008
Glady I. Kabateck – 2003
Cathy Keen – 2005
Lorelei Kelley – 2001
Armineh Khanbabian – 2007
Seda Khojayan – 2014
Janet Killian – 2009
Dale Kristien – 1996
Eleanor Largent – 2005
Kathy Lefkovits – 2012
Louise Lewis – 2004
Linda Malmquist – 2002
Jean Maluccio – 2004
Elizabeth Manasserian – 2011
Joan McCarthy – 2008
Rabbi Carole L. Meyers – 2000
Valery Moorhead – 1998
Sandra J. Moreno – 2010
Gertrude Ness – 2014
JP O’Connor – 2017
Mary Alice O’Connor – 2002
Linda Offray – 2019
Sonia Bedrossian Peltekian – 2003
Lina Petrossian – 2017
Alice Petrossian – 1999
MaryAnn Plumley – 2010
Jory Potts – 2013
Kathleen Powers – 2009
Anita Quinonez Gabrielian – 2012
Lynne Raggio – 1996
Mary Lou Rhodes – 2015
Maria Rochart – 2010
Diane Russell – 2000
Sandy Schultz – 2009
Ellyn Semler – 2011
Officer Sue Shine-Carter – 2008
Monica Sierra – 2012
Mary Margaret Smith – 2013
Sue Stamper – 1998
Nancy Stone – 2017
Linda Stude – 2005
Genevieve Sultenfuss – 1996
Karen Swan – 2019
Sona A Tatiyants – 2018
Sharon Townsend – 2014
Kathryn Van Houten – 2016
Mercy Velazquez – 2009
Joylene Wagner – 2013
Lynne White-Shelby – 2015
Karen Whyte – 2010
Sue Wilder – 2019
Georgina Wu – 2017
Katherine Yamada – 2005
Donna Ziel – 2007

ORGANIZATIONS

Avon Breast Care Foundation – 2006
Capital Group Companies – 2006
Glendale Community Foundation – 2006
National Charity League, Inc. Glendale Chapter – 2006
Soroptimist International of Glendale – 2006
Wells Fargo Foothill – 2006
Agape Circle of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church – 2018
Armenian Relief Society of Western USA – 2019