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WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, is proud to announce their annual Tribute Honorees. These women are recognized for their community input and/or involvement in organizations whose projects advance the WISE Women mission to empower women and eliminate racism through collaboration, service and education techniques. Our outstanding 2017 Honorees are:


ARTS & LETTERS – Valerie Stratton, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Things Unseen Theatre  


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL – Barbara Kooman, Financial Advisor, Kooman & Associates


COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER – Joyce Knowles, Volunteer, The Hope Center, “Soups On”, and many more


EDUCATION – Donna Messner, principal, Saint Patrick’s School, Newry


NON-PROFIT/GOVERNMENT- Antoinette Bilik-Bennetti, Executive Director, Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation


RISING STAR – Makenzie Wilkinson, Student, John Hopkins University


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – The Honorable Jolene Grubb Kopriva, Judge, Court of Common Pleas


The 2017 Tribute Dinner will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Casino in Lakemont, 6:00 p.m.


For information on obtaining reservations or placing an ad in our Tribute Dinner Program, please contact us with any questions via e-mail. 


You may send your questions and your information by e-mail to dianesosgood@yahoo.com or wisewomenofblaircounty@yahoo.com.