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Fifth Trailblazers Awards Luncheon
Thursday, November 1, 2012, Noon
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On Thursday, November 1, 2012, the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region honored three outstanding women at its fifth Trailblazers Awards Luncheon at the Glen Sanders Mansion:

Marri Aviza
Partner, Rumors Salon & Spa Ltd.

Cindy Phillippe
Community Volunteer

Pamela Sawchuk Brown
Vice President for Community Development
Albany Medical Center

Through their generosity of spirit and resources, these women have blazed trails to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our community. In her acceptance speech, Cindy Phillippe spoke movingly about volunteering.

Several of the scholarship recipients from The Women's Fund Education Initiative were also honored at the luncheon.

2012 Honorary Committee Co-Chairs were Julie Massry Knox, Director of Sales and Marketing, Tri City Rentals and A.C. Riley, Community and Civic Leader, who were both honored as Trailblazers last year.

Our Mistress of Ceremonies was Dori Marlin, News Anchor, CBS6.

Following the success of previous collections, the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region collected nine boxes of items to benefit local women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Please click here to learn more about the Fresh Start Project.


Trailblazing Women of 2007
Teri Bordenave
Charlotte Buchanan
Jeanne Neff, Ph.D.

Trailblazing Women of 2008
Sr. Constance Casey, snjm
Jane Golub
Candace King Weir

Trailblazing Women of 2009
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Jan Smith
Lorraine Power Tharp, Esq.

Trailblazing Women of 2011
A.C. Riley
Ruth H. Mahoney
Julie Massry Knox


David Yurman
14 mm Black Onyx Enhancer and Silver Chain
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Sterling silver, faceted black onyx, pave diamond: 0.13 total carat weight. 18" sterling silver box chain. Total Value: $980

Raffle tickets $25 - only 100 to be sold.

Raffle Sponsor:

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