26th Anniversary Living Legacy Awards

Join us for our 26th Anniversary Living Legacy Awards

Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time: 4-6pm Hors d’Oeuvres, Silent Auction 6-8pm Awards Ceremony
Location: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

WIC President Gloria Lane and CEO Bridget McDonald, Ph.D.
invite you to our 26th Anniversary Living Legacy Awards Co-Chaired by
Sally B. Thornton and Marianne McDonald, Ph.D.

Our evening will be in honor of the memory of Eunice Shriver for her leadership and creation of the Special Olympics and we will have a tribute to the magnificent Lena Horne. The following remarkable individuals have been invited to receive Living Legacy Awards (in alphabetical order):

Dilkhwaz Ahmed Founder License to Freedom, Domestic Abuse Relief
Alison Arngrim Hollywood Legend “Nelly,” Author, Activist
Christine Brady Founder Americas Foundation, Fundacion de las Americas
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox Chemist decisive in the development of Solar Energy Panels
Kathryn Marie Arger Gang Pioneer of Women in Aviation
Mary Hill History Changing Advocate for Women in Sports and Drug AbusePrevention
Jackée Harry Iconic Actress and Philanthropist
Jerry Maren Legendary actor inspiring Millions as Lollipop Kid in Wizard of Oz

Other Worlds Outstanding Service to Women Internationally
Scripps McDonald Center Outstanding Community Service
Women’s Resource Center Outstanding Organization

The Women’s International Center (WIC) is a prestigious international non-profit organization whose roster of honorees reads like a Who’s Who, including luminaries like Jehan Sadat, Lucille Ball, Jane Goodall, and Princess Aga Khan. This year, we celebrate Margaret O’Briens Birthday together with her and Randal Malone from the Southern California Motion Picture Council. Our revered District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis presents to WRC. Noted journalist Carol Hasson will be MC, Lucy Lin will direct her International Singers. The Living Legacy Awards are always an exciting multi-media experience.

Sally B. Thornton & Marianne McDonald Living Legacy Awards
Honorary Committee
Dr. & Mrs. John F. Alksne, Dr. & Mrs. Elliot Alpert, Sandra Boller, Dr. Gary Chen, Gail Conners, Dr. & Mrs. Anthony DeMaria, Gary Fybel, Dr. Cindy Goodman, Judith Harris & Dr. Robert Singer, Mary Hill, Gil Jaramillo, Pam Kragen, Jean Lowerison, Lisa Ohmstede, Mrs. John H. Parrish, Sandra Redman, Jeanette Rigopoulos, Dr. Robert Singer & Judith Harris, Dottie & David Stanley, Colette Murphy Stefanko, Dr.s Mary & Avrum Stroll, Gerri & Leonard Teyssier, John M. Thornton, Dr Luke M. Vaughan, Bridget Claire Vaughan, Carol Tohsaku, Chris Van Gorder, Anne Marie Welsh, Ret. Admiral Ronne Froman, Kathy D. West, Tom & Julie Karlo,  Leonard Simpson, Christopher Baidoo.

Living Legacy Awards Event Musical Programs
A Touch of Opera Studio SINGERS
Lucy C. Lin, Music Director & Vocal Coach presents:
La Romanza Italiana (Santa Lucia, Ah! Marie, Torna a Sorrento, Serenade, Ritorna a Me, Anema e Core, Come Prima, Al Di La Amor, Mon Amour, My Love, O sole mio, Reginella Campagnola)
Chinese Classic
Special Tribute Over the Rainbow from“ The Wizard of Oz”

Singers: Gloria Chen, Amanda Grote, Howard Liu, Chi Chang Lee, Lisa Marks, Jack Meng, Wendy Meng, Liyun Yeung, Yulin Tan    Pianist: Hua Wang

Also featuring A Touch of Class Music Barry Allen Cohen, Guitarist, Singer, DJ and Director Big Daddy Orchestra, atouchofclassmusic.com orwww.bigdaddyorchestra.com

Performance by The Academy of Chinese Musical Arts
featuring these instruments: Yang Qin, Er Hu, Hulusi, Di Zi

About Women's International Center

Women’s International Center [WIC] was founded in 1982 as a non-profit education and service foundation [501c3] with the mission to ‘Acknowledge, Honor, Encourage and Educate Women’. For nearly thirty years at our Living Legacy Awards ceremonies, we have brought hundreds of people together to celebrate the accomplishments and lasting contributions of women. Please visit our website at wic.org for more information.
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