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Seventh Trailblazers Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
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On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region honored three outstanding women of achievement at its seventh Trailblazers Awards Luncheon at the Glen Sanders Mansion:

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Gloria DeSole Retired Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Affirmative Action, University at Albany
Alissa Quinn First Vice President,
The Quinn Wealth Management Group,
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Milinda Reed, Esq. Service Director,
Unity House Domestic Violence Services Program

Through their generosity of spirit, and leadership, they have blazed trails to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in our community. In her acceptance speech, Gloria DeSole spoke movingly about a life of purpose.

Our Honorary Committee Chair was Beth Coco. Our Mistress of Ceremonies was Dori Marlin, News Anchor, CBS6.


11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Registration and Women’s Marketplace
12:15 p.m. -   2:00 p.m.   Luncheon and Program

Registrations closed on November 5.


logo for  Frank Adams Jewelers Silent Auction to Support Our Education Initiative

Frank Adams Jewelers generously donated two stunning pieces from Italian design company DiModolo's Triadra Collection. Sterling silver necklace, $350 value. Earrings with faceted blue topaz, value $375.


Women’s Marketplace

Our Women’s Marketplace, a collection of vendors offering unique products, was open during the hour before and a half an hour after the Trailblazer program. A special chance to get your holiday shopping in before Black Friday!

The Fresh Start Project -- Helping women and girls

Following the success of previous collections, the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region again collected items at the November luncheon to benefit local women and children in domestic violence shelters in the counties served by The Women’s Fund of the Capital Region.

To participate, bring any of the following (full sized as well as hotel & store sample sizes, new items only, please): skin and body care products, make-up, razors, toothpaste, deodorant. Thank you!

Our Sponsors

The Women's Fund gratefully acknowledges the generosity and support of our sponsors.

Presenting Sponsors

KeyBank logo GE logo

Media Sponsors

Times Union logo      Promotional Support provided by

Patron Sponsors

MVP      UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Special thanks to:
Emcee Dori Marlin, Glen Sanders Mansion (our hosts), Provence (video shoot site), Anthology Studios (corsages), Dietz and Associates (video), Just Picture It (photography)

Heartful thanks to our Women's Fund Volunteers whose commitment, time and energy are the foundation of our success.