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Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time

When people think about supporting nonprofit charitable organizations, they often first consider providing a financial gift. While cash donations are prized, they aren’t the only way to give. Nonprofit leaders say volunteers can make a profound impact by supporting their ...

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Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating

Many people remember the popular Scared Straight program, which was conceived in the 1970s to combat juvenile delinquency. The idea was that at-risk children would be taken to a prison and be exposed to the life of an inmate. The ...

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Rochester Giving Guide

4    Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time     As an alternative to cash, volunteering is just as precious. 5    Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating     Low overhead isn’t everything. What a charity accomplishes     is key. 8    Track down charity ...

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Rochester Giving Guide

13thirty Cancer Connect     Bandana Bolt 5K    45     Journeys Celebration of Living    53 Ability Partners Foundation     Francis “Ben” Bonafiglia Golf Tournament    46 ACT Rochester     Report Card Event    36 Action for a Better Community Inc.     James M. ...

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Rochester Giving: Other Important Dates

ATHENA Awards Luncheon January 19 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce   Power Breakfast: Economic Outlook 2016 January 27 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Rochester Business Journal    ...

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2017 Athena Award finalists

 Elizabeth Arthur Physician and owner Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa PLLC Education: B.S., biology, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.; M.D., Hahnemann University, Philadelphia Family: Husband, Michael; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Board member, National Center for Missing ...

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Acclaimed glass artist creates finalists’ gifts

The Athena Finalists each receive a signature art piece designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong specifically for this award. Nancy has received worldwide acclaim for her architectural art glass designs—perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work ...

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Inspiring women, finding their own inspiration

Lynne Maquat grew up learning that girls should not stand out. The J. Lowell Orbison endowed chair and professor of URMC’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics finds the inspiration to transcend that oppression, which can continue into adulthood for many ...

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Women’s Council 2017 Board of Directors

President Wende Knapp, Xerox Corp. Vice President Julie Bazan, Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC Treasurer Melissa Palmer, Butler/Till Media Services Inc. Secretary Molly Mesko, University of Rochester, Simon Business School Vice president programs/marketing Katelin Pellett, Causewave Community Partners Immediate past president ...

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Local women gain, give through mentoring

Five successful Rochester-area women praised those who helped them advance to the tops of their careers. “I’ve been lucky to have numerous mentors,” says Judith Baumhauer M.D., associate chairwoman of academic affairs in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department ...

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Honoring outstanding achievement, service

 Supporting, developing and honoring women leaders.  Inspiring women to achieve their full potential.  Creating balance in leadership worldwide. This is the mission of Athena International, an organization founded in 1982, which first developed the Athena Award. Since the international leadership ...

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Valuable lessons remembered from first jobs

When reflecting on their careers, these well-known local women profiled below have come to realize that their early days in the working world were far from trivial. Read on to learn how their first jobs pushed them ahead. Ruth Lawrence ...

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2017 Athena Awards

It is with great pride that the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, present the 31st Annual Athena Award® finalists and the finalists of the Athena Young Professional Award® in Rochester. The awards are designed ...

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Mentoring young women, building tomorrow’s leaders

Recognizing and empowering young women in the Greater Rochester area who aspire to become our future leaders has been one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. In an effort to promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced ...

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2017 ATHENA YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD FINALISTS

Traci Adolph President and CEO Tra-Lin Corp., dba Samson Fuel & Trucking President and CEO, Bisig Oil Family: Single; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Member, board of directors, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; member, board of ...

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