Ebony & Ivory Gala 2011

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  1. Joann R. Savage  June 21, 2013

    Women of Color Cultural Foundation (WOCCF), Inc. recently hosted its Ebony and Ivory Gala, an annual event designed to recognize women who have made signficant contributions to health and safety, education, and economic development on the First Coast. Held this past Saturday at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel, the Gala was serious in nature, but guests — dressed in either black or white attire — had the opportunity to simply have fun too with a silent auction, Latin dancing, jazz solos and more. The Gala honored the following community leaders: in the field of health and safety — Carol Hladki of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Dr. Mary Lim of Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, and Derya Williams of River Region Human Services; in the field of education — Marjorie Nolan, Duval County Public Schools’ 2009 “Teacher of the Year,” Carolyn Williams of University of North Florida, and Patricia Williams of Duval County Public Schools; in the field of economic development — Karen Green of Women’s Digest, Inc., Vida Vongsay of Fred Astaire Dance Studio, and Deborah Maiden of JBD Communications. WOCCF also presented its Community Service Agency Award to daniel, a statewide organization that provides foster care, adoption and other services to thousands of Florida’s youth. Congresswoman Corrine Brown received the Distinguished Service Award for her extensive efforts addressing health, education and economic issues in North Florida.

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