#b#To the Editor: Tribute to Women#/b#

The YWCA Princeton’s 29th Annual Tribute to Women awards dinner was an incredible success, raising nearly $80,000 to support programming and services.

The evening was kicked off with remarks from our honorary chair, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey stands as an example of our mission as the first woman and African American in her position at the foundation.

Community leader Suzanne McCroskey received the YWCA Princeton’s Waxwood Award. Established in 1999, the award first honored its namesake, Mrs. Susie B. Waxwood. Mrs. Waxwood was executive director of the YWCA from 1958 to 1968, the first African American woman to hold that post.

We wish to acknowledge the 2012 Tribute to Women Honorees: Pina Albo (Munich Reinsurance America); Nola Benze (Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.); Gloria Frederick (the Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment); Marilyn Grounds (community activist); Nancy Healey (Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Central and South Jersey affiliate); Marlene Lao-Collins (Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton); Ferris Olin (Rutgers University); Deborah Shepherd (Merrill Lynch); Denise Taylor (Great Looks 4 Less Hair Salon); and Melissa Tenzer (CareersUSA).

We would like to thank the nearly 400 residents in attendance; our event sponsors Bill and Judy Scheide, NRG Energy, WithumSmith+Brown, and the Times of Trenton; as well as in-kind donors Jill Jachera and Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Company.

Jane Kelly and Linda Richter

Co-Chairs

#b#Corrections:#/b# Have you ever been frustrated by the way Google automatically suggests a word or a phrase after you have just typed a letter or two? If you’re not careful you can end up with an irrelevant piece of information.

Two recent mistakes in U.S. 1 came from mental errors of that sort. Two weeks ago our real estate story on Hopewell reported that the population of Hopewell Borough and Township is 4,767. That turns out to be true for Hopewell in Cumberland County. But our Hopewell is around 18,900.

Then last week we reported that Deborah Metzger, founder of Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, is a resident of Randolph. We got one letter correct. Actually it’s Roosevelt, and, as Metzger describes her hometown, it’s a world apart from Randolph:

“Founded as a WPA project in the 1930s as a cooperative community, it boasts some 325 houses and under 1,000 people in just over two square miles. A cohort of artists moved to the town around Ben Shahn in the ’50s and many remain or have moved in. The entire town has a historic design. I’m on the board of the Roosevelt Arts Project and David Brahinsky, who created our annual sing along, is a singer/songwriter and my friend and neighbor. He’s the man behind the Roosevelt String Band, which performs in our little borough hall annually around April/early May.”

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