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Tenth Annual Women#s Legacy Awards Gala Planned

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Some believe the act of charity is a reward in itself. Those selfless individuals who work to improve the lives of others are a continued inspiration to many.

On March 28, United Way plans to honor several local women who have raised the bar for philanthropic service. The 10th annual Women’s Legacy Awards Gala is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Sonesta Gwinnett Place. It’s a yearly fundraiser that aims to honor locals for their efforts. The event’s proceeds will be awarded to Gwinnett agencies that help children and families.

Demetrius Jordan, United Way’s regional director for Gwinnett, DeKalb, and Fulton counties, said the gathering has “become a signature event in this community in which Gwinnett-based leaders and volunteers come together to honor women that donate their time, talent, and treasure to improve the lives of their neighbors.”

Added Jordan: “This year, we are working to expand positive, sustainable change in three key areas: health, income, and homelessness.”

It’s an effort that complements United Way of Greater Atlanta’s overarching goal of “helping children succeed in school, improving the financial stability of families and individuals, providing affordable and accessible health care, and ending homelessness.”

Local people who will be honored during the March 28 ceremony include Dorothy Rainey, Anna Shackelford Legacy; Sheila Adcock, Talent; Latabia Woodward, Time; and Tammy Shumate, Treasure. In addition, Sarah Henning of Grayson High School and Kristin Nicole Townley of Lanier High School will receive Rising Star awards, which recognize youth who have made an impact in their community through service, leadership, and volunteerism.

To purchase tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call 404 527-8804 or email events@unitedwayatlanta.org. Tickets are $100 each.