WAAW Center celebrates their 20th Annual “Faces of Hope” luncheon

May 25, 2016

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The 20th Annual Faces of Hope luncheon was held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Wisconsin African American Women Center. 3020 West Vliet Street. Forty-two community leaders were honored for their dedicated service and civic involvement. More than 200 people attired in stylish head crowns attended the annual event. The 2016 honorees were: Marilyn Adams, Helen Boyd, Ruby Brooks Dent, the late Paulette Copeland, Gershia Coggs, Linda Cooper, Valarie Daniels Carter, Dr. Sandra Dickerson, Cordelia Ekweume, Cecelia Gore, Pamela Harrell, Josephine Hicks, Josephine Hill, Margaret Henningsen, Safronia Ivory Dodd-Owens, Gwen Jackson, Ruby Jackson, Shirley Lanier, Stella Love, Maudie Love, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Marian Jones, Dr. Darcia Merritt, Lena Martin, Johnnie Moon, Dr. Dorothy Travis Moore, Emma Olds, Shelia Payton, June Perry, Chanell Price, Dr. Joan Prince, Shirley Reeves, Darlene Rose, Jackie Ross, Dawn Marie Scott, Thelma Sias, Deloris Sims, Ella Smith, the late JoAnn Swan, the late State Representative Annette Polly Williams, Dr. Edie A. Wilson, Elisterine Clayton, and Shirley Sharp. The event was organized by WAAW president Jo Moutry Hill and vice president Ruby Jackson. The mistresses of ceremonies were State Senator Lena Taylor and Sherry Hill.