Opportunity Awards to be presented
Joyce Snow, who is pursuing an LPN degree at Howard Community College, will receive the Women's Opportunity Award from Soroptimist International of Howard County. She will receive $1,250 from the local club and has been awarded an additional $5,000 by the South Atlantic Region of the Soroptimist Federation of the Americas.
The award was one of three scheduled to be presented to outstanding women at the organization's Awards Banquet last night.
Lauren Butziger, a junior at Atholton High School, received the Violet Richardson Award for young women, ages 14-17, who volunteer in their communities.
Judy Templeton, director of Healthy Families, received the Making a Difference for Women Award, honoring a woman who has worked to improve conditions for women and girls.
Foundation names new president/CEO
Beverley Francis has been appointed President and CEO of The Columbia Foundation, Howard County's community foundation, replacing Barbara K. Lawson, who has led the foundation since 1989.
Francis is Director of Philanthropic services for the Triangle Community Foundation in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Beginning in June, Francis will oversee the growth of the $16 million endowment of The Columbia Foundation.
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