2019 Women of Dedication All Stars

On April 12, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary (SAWA) will honor twelve outstanding San Diego All-Stars for their extensive volunteerism, philanthropy and service to others. The SAWA Women of Dedication Luncheon, now in its 54th year, is a spirited grand-scale, elegant fundraising luncheon held each spring and enjoys an attendance of 800 guests. Funds are raised from ticket sales, table sponsorships, live and silent auctions, underwriting and advertising.

The 2019 WOD All-Stars, “Champions of Giving” are Mary Alice Brady, Diane Christensen, Doris Ellsworth, Laury Graves, Jane Klofkorn, Tamara Lafarga-Joseph, Lynelle Lynch, Lydia McNeil, Mia Park, Marty Pendarvis, Louise Phipps and Marie Tuthill.

Co-Chairs of the event Judy Burer, Vicki Eddy, and Sandra Maas have assembled a spectacular volunteer committee dedicated to raising funds to empower The Salvation Army to assist homeless and compromised families and individuals rebuild their lives.

Programs supported by the Women’s Auxiliary include the Adult Rehabilitation Centers, CARS (Coordinated Assistance for Residential Stability), Homeless Outreach, Shelter Transition Employment Program Services (STEPS), the Door of Hope residential facility – a 7-acre campus that will become “Rady Residence at Door of Hope”, with new housing construction provided by an historic gift from Ernest and Evelyn Rady in 2018.

Being selected as a Salvation Army Woman of Dedication is an honor bestowed by former Women of Dedication. Each year, the chosen Honorees reflect the highest level of community volunteerism and leadership throughout San Diego County.

Tradition has it that each Woman of Dedication is notified (and greatly surprised) by a dozen long-stem yellow roses, informing her of her very special honor. The SAWA Women of Dedication Luncheon is one of San Diego’s most successful and enduring philanthropic traditions that continues to support the essential work of The Salvation Army, year after year.

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary warmly invites you to join in the celebration of its 2019 WOD All-Stars!

For more info call (619) 446-0273 or visit www.usw.salvationarmy.org.

Friday, April 12, 2019

10:30 a.m. – Silent Auction and Boutique Shopping

12:00 p.m. – Presentation of Honorees, Live Auction

San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina

$125 per person, $1250 per table

Back row: Laury Graves, Louise Phipps & Doris Ellsworth. Middle row: Mary Alice Brady, Diane Christensen & Tamara Lafarga-Joseph. Front row: Lydia McNeil, Jane Klofkorn, Marty Pendarvis & Mia Park. *Lynelle Lynch not pictured