The YWCA of Princeton presents its 29th annual Tribute to Women Awards Dinner Thursday, March 1, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. The women being honored include:
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, honorary chair, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Suzanne McCroskey, 2012 Waxwood Award recipient, a volunteer for the YWCA Princeton for over a decade and the owner of MSM Graphics; Pina Albo, president of the reinsurance division of Munich Reinsurance America Inc.; Nola Bencze, a shareholder of Buchanan, Ingersoll, and Rooney; and Gloria Frederick, founder and executive director of the Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment.
Also Marilyn Grounds, full-time volunteer, philanthropist, and fundraiser who has served on the board of New Jersey Young Audiences for 24 years and the Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area and HomeFront; Nancy Healey, executive director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and South Jersey Affiliate since its establishment in 2005 and was previously director of the YWCA’s Breast Cancer Resource Center; and Marlene Lao-Collins, executive director of Catholic Charities.
Also Ferris Olin, founding co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art and co-curator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series; Deborah Shepherd, a Navy veteran and managing director for Merrill Lynch in Plainsboro; Denise Taylor, president and owner of Great Looks 4 Less Hair Salon, a multi-cultural hair salon in Lawrenceville; and Melissa Tenzer, president of the CareersUSA franchise in Princeton and vice chairman of the board of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets may be purchased at www.ywcaprinceton.org/tributetowomen or by calling the 609-497-2100 ext. 333. The cost is $125 for individuals and $1,250 for a table of 10. The award recipients were featured in U.S. 1’s Women in Business issue on February 8.