Alice Paul Institute to host 2017 Alice Paul Equality Awards March 23 at The Westin Mt Laurel

Locals can get their tickets today to the Alice Paul Institute’s signature fundraising gala of the year.

Locals can get their tickets today to the Alice Paul Institute’s signature fundraising gala of the year.

On March 23, 2017 at the Westin Mount Laurel, the Alice Paul Institute will hold the 2017 Alice Paul Equality Awards gala and dinner.

The Alice Paul Equality Awards are named in memory of Alice Stokes Paul (1885–1977). Born in Mt. Laurel, Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.

Paul led the final campaign for women’s right to vote. After the 1920 victory, she authored the Equal Rights Amendment and initiated gender equality principles in both the United Nations Charter and in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

According to the API, the awards are meant to honor individuals from any industry or field who capture the spirit of Alice Paul and as a consequence, directly or indirectly, continue her mission of advancing women’s equality in America.

For ticket information, call (856) 231–1885 or visit www.alicepaul.org.

Recipients of this year’s awards include:

· Maureen Brigham, Lydia DeRosso, Colleen Fossett and Michelle Powell — co-founders of the Mullica Hill Women’s Triathlon Club

· Paulette Brown, Esq., immediate past president of the American Bar Association and partner at Locke Lord LLP

· Michellene Davis, Esq., executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer, RWJ Barnabas Health

· Marty Moss Coane, host and executive producer, WHYY Radio Times

· Frank Rizzieri, owner of Rizzieri Salon and Spa, Rizzieri Aveda School and Rizzieri Massage School

· Mary Ellen Rose. Esq., managing shareholder, Capehart Satchard