St. Louis Leaders Honored By National Council Of Negro Women
BRIDGETON ,MISSOURI (KTVI)-The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a council of national African American women’s organizations and community-based sections. Founded in 1935, the NCNW mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this purpose through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs on issues of health, education, and economic empowerment in the United States and Africa. With its 39 national affiliates and more than 240 sections, NCNW is a 50(c)3 organization with an outreach to nearly four million women.
The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Gateway Metropolitan Section celebrated its 7th Anniversary with a special recognition program, “ HATS OFF: Honoring Women of Strength and Courage” on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, In Bridgeton, Missouri.
The National Council of Negro Women Inc, Gateway Metropolitan Section honored 13 outstanding women in the St. Louis community : Victoria Buck, Bonita Cornute, Miranda Cox, Honorable Judge Judy Draper, Rev. Lillie Fenderson, Ozella Foster, Edna Foxworth, Deanna Jones, Shirley Brown, Shirley McGee, Sandra Murdock, and Vernell Williams.
The awards acknowledges those embodying the spirit of the late educator and civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy Height. Awardees are those who have followed the example of Dr. Height by contributing to African American history and opening doors for the next generation.
Entertainment was provided by Minster Kathy Horry, Readus Miller Project and Katrina Clemmons.
The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune , a child of slave parents, distinguished educator and government consultant. With a mission to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities, NCNW addresses issues of human welfare and rights through public education, community service and advocacy.
NCNW reaches nearly 4 million women through 39 national affiliate organizations and more than 240 sections through activities such as:
- Disseminating information about issues affecting African American women and their families.
- Promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors through wellness projects
- Training and supporting women and youth in career development and community leadership.
- Supporting economic development and entrepreneurship.
- Providing mentoring and educational support to our young people.
Centrally organized to fill the gaps in our communities, NCNW calls on a core of volunteers in 34 states to address local needs. NCNW brings to these initiatives the added support of a network of thousands of women whose collective efforts enhance community service and actions. We have truly united to enhance our power for the benefit of African and African American women and their families.
Since our founding, NCNW has focused on fulfilling our mission by launching programs that provide critical services to women, children and families. Even a brief sampling of our programs and partnerships illustrates the breadth and depth of our program offerings.