UMSL, Hellenic Spirit Foundation to Honor Women of Achievement at Athena Awards Luncheon Nov. 16
The Hellenic Spirit Foundation will host the sixth annual Athena Awards luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the downtown Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave. The event, emceed by Leisa Zigman, KSDK-TV anchor and reporter, will honor 12 exceptional women and the impact of their achievements upon the St. Louis community.
Honorees of this prestigious award include: Christine A. Chadwick, Deborah Dugan, Laurna C. Godwin, Batya Abramson-Goldstein, Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Panayiota Glastras McElligott, Chris L. Nicastro, Ph.D., Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Sophia L. Pierroutsakos, Ph.D., Marie Lenfest Schmitz, The Honorable Tatjana V. Schwendinger and Vasilika Terss Tsichlis, Ed.S.
Athena, guardian of the city of Athens and daughter of Zeus, was the patron of deity of kings. Representative of strategy, discipline, national defense, poetry and art, she was worshipped as a goddess, revered for her beauty and valued for her academic wisdom of philosophy and education.
Honorees of Athena Award are selected for recognition based on their accomplishments, audacious personalities, and passion of Hellenic beauty epitomized by the goddess Athena. Their love for humanity—demonstrated through their extraordinary commitment to community service—exemplifies the ethos of the Hellenic Spirit.
The Hellenic Spirit Foundation was created by a group of concerned Hellenic American professional and business leaders in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The foundation is supportive of educational pursuits and is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Hellenic language and culture.
Proceeds from fund raising events have enabled the Hellenic Sprit Foundation to contribute almost $1 million to further these ideals. Proceeds from the 2012 Athena Awards luncheon will benefit the scholarship program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Missouri Athletic Club, downtown St. Louis
Dinner: $65 per person; $650 table of ten
For more information, or to make reservations, please call 314-447-0290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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