SafeHaven Announces 2015 Legacy of Women Honorees

SafeHaven proudly announces the honorees for its 2015 Legacy of Women awards.  The 15 Tarrant County women, selected for accomplishments in their respective fields of arts, business, education, health and human services, and volunteerism, will be honored at the 23rd Annual Legacy of Women awards luncheon on October 1, 2015 at the Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth Hotel.  Proceeds from the event will support victims who seek refuge at SafeHaven’s two domestic violence emergency shelters.  The 2015 Legacy of Women honorees are:

ARTS
Heather Simmons – Creative Arts Theatre & School
Rose Pearson – Circle Theatre
Lee Koch – Arts Council Northeast

BUSINESS
Letatia Teykl – Southwest Bank
Marilyn Gilbert – Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Robin Burrill – Curb Appeal Renovations, Inc.

EDUCATION
Anita Copeland – Arlington ISD
Cathy Sewell – Everman ISD
Erin Stansberger – Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Andrea Wilson – Mission Metroplex, Inc.
Susan Garnett – MHMR of Tarrant County
Lisa Rose – projectHandUp/The Gatehouse

VOLUNTEERISM
Barbara Thompson-Beaucham – Community Volunteer
Dr. Karen Barlow – Community Volunteer
Tammy Nakamura – Community Volunteer

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

The October 1, 2015 Legacy of Women awards, co-chaired by Amy Yudiski and Karla Andrews, will feature a 10:00 a.m. Mimosa Reception and Raffle, followed by the 11:30 a.m. luncheon.  The event will be highlighted by special guest speaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, award-winning filmmaker, advocate for women and girls, and founder and CEO of Miss Representation.org.  Newsom’s 2011 Sundance documentary film “Miss Representation,” made its national broadcast debut on OWN:  The Oprah Winfrey Network.  For ticket and sponsorship information, call 817-535-6462, ext. 106.