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Palmetto Center for Women Honors 30 Women at 35th Annual TWIN Awards

Anita Garrett and Catherine Templeton with TWIN Honoree Charlotte Barry

Palmetto Center for Women’s (PCW) annual TWIN Awards sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina were held on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at the Columbia Marriott.  Thirty women from the Midlands were honored at the luncheon, which featured keynote speaker Catherine Templeton, former director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Envirnomental Control. Dawndy Mercer-Plank from WIS-TV hosted the event with 400 attendees. 

2015 TWIN Honorees:

 

Elizabeth Bowe Anders

Charlotte Lunsford Berry

Cynthia Durham Blair

Jane C. Brissette

Cathy L. Brooks

Dr. Tamara L. Burk

Pamela A. Bynoe-Reed

Maryellyn Cannizzaro

Melissa L. Constante

Ava Rogers Dean

Jana Harp Dean

Natasha Drozdak

Sarah S. Ford

BZ Geise

Elizabeth Van Doren Gray

Cameo A. Green

Karyn L. Heimes

Debbie R. Hunter

Beth H. Irick

Dr. Judy Johnson

Carri Grube Lybarker

Jodi Salter

Katrina F. Shealy

Donna W. Simon

Tina Milhorn Stallard

Dr. Cynthia James Walters

Ann Pringle Washington

Kim Wellman

Donna Wilson

Teresa Wilson

In addition to individual TWIN honors, PCW presented Women in Philanthropy with the Palmetto Center for Women Award. The award is the highest honor that PCW awards annually and is awarded to an organization in the Midlands that has shown exceptional contributions in supporting and improving the lives of women.

Proceeds from this year’s TWIN Awards will help fund Palmetto Center for Women’s outreach programs and services including workforce readiness programs at Transitions.

 

About the Palmetto Center for Women

Palmetto Center for Women is proud to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body and nurture the whole well-being of women and girls. Formerly the YWCA of the Midlands, PCW continues a long tradition of providing services to the women of Columbia and surrounding communities. PCW is more committed than ever to equipping women with resources they need to achieve great things at work, at home, for themselves and for their communities. Please visit www.pcwsc.org for more information.

 

About the YMCA of Columbia

Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but in the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background – the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Please visit www.columbiaymca.org for more information.

Palmetto Center for Women’s (PCW) annual TWIN Awards sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina were held on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at the Columbia Marriott.  Thirty women from the Midlands were honored at the luncheon, which featured keynote speaker Catherine Templeton, former director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Envirnomental Control. Dawndy Mercer-Plank from WIS-TV hosted the event with 400 attendees. 

2015 TWIN Honorees:

 

Elizabeth Bowe Anders

Charlotte Lunsford Berry

Cynthia Durham Blair

Jane C. Brissette

Cathy L. Brooks

Dr. Tamara L. Burk

Pamela A. Bynoe-Reed

Maryellyn Cannizzaro

Melissa L. Constante

Ava Rogers Dean

Jana Harp Dean

Natasha Drozdak

Sarah S. Ford

BZ Geise

Elizabeth Van Doren Gray

Cameo A. Green

Karyn L. Heimes

Debbie R. Hunter

Beth H. Irick

Dr. Judy Johnson

Carri Grube Lybarker

Jodi Salter

Katrina F. Shealy

Donna W. Simon

Tina Milhorn Stallard

Dr. Cynthia James Walters

Ann Pringle Washington

Kim Wellman

Donna Wilson

Teresa Wilson

In addition to individual TWIN honors, PCW presented Women in Philanthropy with the Palmetto Center for Women Award. The award is the highest honor that PCW awards annually and is awarded to an organization in the Midlands that has shown exceptional contributions in supporting and improving the lives of women.

Proceeds from this year’s TWIN Awards will help fund Palmetto Center for Women’s outreach programs and services including workforce readiness programs at Transitions.

 

About the Palmetto Center for Women

Palmetto Center for Women is proud to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body and nurture the whole well-being of women and girls. Formerly the YWCA of the Midlands, PCW continues a long tradition of providing services to the women of Columbia and surrounding communities. PCW is more committed than ever to equipping women with resources they need to achieve great things at work, at home, for themselves and for their communities. Please visit www.pcwsc.org for more information.

 

About the YMCA of Columbia

Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but in the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background – the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Please visit www.columbiaymca.org for more information.

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