Alice Paul Institute announces honorees of 2019 Alice Paul Equality Awards

Honorees include Jeannine LaRue, Kimberly Ramalho and Rep. Donald Norcross — NJ-1 (D).

In celebration and to kick-off March as Women’s History Month, the Alice Paul Institute (API) will hold its annual Alice Paul Equality Awards on Feb. 28.

The event is largest fundraising event of the year for the non-profit organization.

The Alice Paul Equality Awards honor individuals from any industry or field who embody the spirit of equal rights activist Alice Paul, and continue Alice Paul’s mission of advancing gender equality in America.

Awards will be given in the areas of education, empowerment and equality.

The 2019 Alice Paul Equality Awards honorees include:

· The Education Award Honoree: Jeannine LaRue — Founder of the LaRuelist Report blog and Senior Vice President of the Kaufman Zita Group.

· The Empowerment Award Honoree: Kimberly Ramalho — Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems.

· The Equality Award Honoree: Donald Norcross — U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s First Congressional District.

According to API officials, the “dynamic fundraising event” highlights the inspired work of the honorees while raising vital financial support for the continuing work of the API.

The event begins with a cocktail reception during which guests may bid on a silent auction of curated high-quality items or try to win a wide array of raffle baskets.

The dinner celebration will feature members of API’s signature leadership program — the Girls Leadership Council. The group consists of area high school girls, who will introduce each honoree.

As described by API officials, Alice Stokes Paul was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century.

Born on Jan. 11, 1885 to Quaker parents in Mt. Laurel, Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.

A leading American suffragist, Paul was a force in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which granted women the right to vote.

She authored the Equal Rights Amendment which, when ratified, will give legal and lasting equal protections to both women and men under the United States Constitution.

Alice Paul will be featured on the newly redesigned $10 bill to be released by the U.S. Treasury in 2020, the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

Tickets are now on sale for the Alice Paul Equality Awards at http://bidpal.net/APEA2019.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and the customized benefit packages available, contact Development Director Paige Salvador at psalvador@alicepaul.org or at (856) 231–1885.