Glendale News-Press: YWCA Honors Six at Legacy Luncheon

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Glendale News-Press: YWCA Honors Six at Legacy Luncheon

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By Joyce Rudolph

The Glendale YWCA will recognize four adults and two high school seniors for their volunteer endeavors that support women and children at the 18th annual Legacy Luncheon on March 18 at the Oakmont Country Club.

Four women will receive the Heart and Excellence Awards.

Yasmin Beers is the assistant city manager of Glendale. She is a member and past president of Soroptimist International of Glendale and serves on the Salvation Army Board, Glendale Healthy Kids and the American Red Cross.

Mary Lou Rhodes retired after 30-plus years with Beverly Ann Florist. She has been a member of Soroptimist International of Glendale, serving as president five times and as treasurer six. She is also active with the Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter CJ.

Miryam Finkelberg is operating manager of her husband’s law firm. She is a member of Cabrini Literary Guild, Glendale Latino Assn., Kiwanis International of Glendale, Soroptimist International of Glendale, Arturo Sandoval Institute and Family Promise of the Verdugos.

Lynn White-Shelby is on the board of the American Business Women’s Assn., is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank, La Providencia Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Burbank Senior Citizens Board.

“We honor them because they set the example of the ideal to which we all aspire in living our lives by helping others,” said Ilena Blicker, co-chair of the luncheon with Carol Ann Burton.

Receiving the Jane O’Connor Community Service Award will be Candace Kim and Allison Zadravecz.

Candace is a senior at Burbank High School who donates time to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Friends at Play, an organization for children with special needs. Allison is a senior at Crescenta Valley High School who led a summer camp for homeless children at Hope Gardens.

Funds raised from the luncheon benefit the individuals and families served through the YWCA’s domestic violence project and emergency shelter, said Executive Director Michelle Roberts.

Tickets are $90 before March 11 and $100 after. For an invitation, call the YWCA at (818) 242-4155, Ext. 221.

Source: Glendale News-Press