By PAM BARKER
North Palm Beach Life
This month being Women's History Month, it was the perfect time to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of HERIZON. A luncheon was recently held at the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center to honor inspirational and dedicated women in the Palm Beaches.
On International Women's Day, March 8, it was an honor to attend the event and hear the unique stories of the honorees: Alana Faintuch Hoch, who received the Woman of Inspiration Leadership Award, and Caryn A. Stevens, the Rising Star Leadership Award Recipient.
The mission of Herizon is clearly stated on their website:
"Responding to the most pressing needs of women and girls through grantmaking, community education programming, and advocacy trainings and initiatives, Herizon is positioned to respond to the most pressing needs of women and girls locally, nationally, and in Israel."
Both honorees gave heart-felt speeches about their dedication to doing everything, everywhere, maybe not all at once, but with a steady, and thoughtful plan.
It takes funding, volunteer hours and many hands to meet endless challenges for girls and women, and two men were honored along with Ms. Hoch and Ms. Stevens: Eddie Schmidt and Ozzie Medeiros, with the Inaugural Ally Award.
Their local restaurant, Table 26, is involved in community work as they hold events benefitting Palm Beach organizations working to improve the lives of children and families. Their commitment includes being home to Herizon's member luncheon meeting for the past six years.
Prior to the luncheon and award presentation, a bit of shopping could be enjoyed, with a percentage benefitting Herizon.
Event Chairs included Jamie Beale Howe, and Marlene Silver.
Congratulations to everyone at Herizon, and cheers to Women's History Month.
To learn more about Herizon, visit their Website, www.joinherizon.org
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