Alice Paul Equality Awards

Date:  Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5:30pm – 8pm

Location:  Westin Mount Laurel at 555 Fellowship Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054

Tickets:  $150/person


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In celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2018, the Alice Paul Institute will hold their annual Alice Paul Equality Awards, the 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 Education Award Honoree: Laurel Brennan – Secretary-Treasurer of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO

The Empowerment Award Honoree: Tiffany Pham – Founder & CEO of Mogul

The Equality Award Honoree: Loretta Winters – President of the New Jersey Gloucester County NAACP

This dynamic fundraising event highlights the inspired work of the esteemed honorees while raising vital financial support for the continuing work of the Alice Paul Institute. 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 Advisory Council for high school girls.

Previous honorees include astronaut Sally Ride, Rutgers Chancellor Phoebe Haddon, and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who are both sponsoring current ERA legislative efforts. The 2016 honorees included U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup Champion and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Carli Lloyd, Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey Kim Guadagno, and Mayor of City of Camden Dana L. Redd.

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 Sponsor this dynamic fundraising event!

As a sponsor of the 2018 Alice Paul Equality Awards you contribute directly to the Alice Paul Institute’s (API) operations and a powerful and expanding set of leadership training programs for adolescent girls and young women.  Your financial support makes a critical difference in API’s ability to deliver these important and effective programs to meet the growing demand in southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Our generous sponsors will be publicly recognized at the event and also through API’s vibrant social media streams. For each sponsorship level, we have curated a robust selection of benefits from which to choose. We wish to ensure that each sponsor receives benefits that align with their priorities for community partnership and employee engagement.

Presenting Level Sponsor        $20,000 

Platinum Level Sponsor          $10,000

Gold Level Sponsor          $5,000

Silver Level Sponsor          $3,500

Bronze Level Sponsor         $1,500

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and the customized benefit packages available, please contact Development Director Paige Salvador at or at (856) 231-1885. Please also download this PDF for detailed information: APEA General 2018 Sponsorship Letter and Benefits Package Options

 Thank you to the generosity of the 2018 Event Sponsors!

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  • Community Sponsor 

  • Former Alice Paul Equality Award Honorees

  • 2017

    • Maureen Brigham, Lydia DelRosso, Colleen Fossett, and Michelle Powell -Co-Founders of 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, RWJBarnabus Health
    • Mary Moss-Coane – Host and Producer of 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 Scatchard
  • 2016

    • Tracy Riley, Esq., Riley & Riley LLC
    • Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey
    • Camelia M. Valdes, Esq., Passaic County Prosecutor
    • Debra S. Rosen, Esq., Archer & Greiner P.C.
    • Dana L. Redd, Mayor of City of Camden
    • Carli Lloyd, U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup Champion and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 2015

    • Lita Abele, CEO, US Lumber, Woodbury NJ
    • Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    • Candida Toccia Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
    • Barbara Irvine, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Judith Buckman, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Patricia Williams, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Jean Perry, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Chris Borget, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Janet Tegley, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Elsie Behmer, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Dee O’Neil, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Patricia Owens, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Nancy Quinn, Alice Paul Institute Founder
    • Diane Quinton, Alice Paul Institute Founder
  • 2014

    • Letita G. Colombi, former Mayor of  Haddonfield
    • Carolyn A. Cook, Founder & CEO, United 4 Equality, LLC
    • M. Elaine Jacoby, Of Counsel, Duane Morris, LLP
    • Donna M. Massanova, Partner and Employee Benefit Plans Practice Leader, ParenteBeard LLC
    • Dianne Mills McKay, Chair, Council on Gender Parity in Labor & Education, NJ State Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
    • Patricia Teffenhart, Executive Director, NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault, (NJCASA)
  • 2013

    • Amy Frazier, Managing Director, Marketing and Sales Leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
    • Jill Horner, On Air Talent and Owner, JCH Media LLC
    • Wendy Johnson Lario, Chair NJ Labor and Employment Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • Bruce Main, President and Founder, UrbanPromise Ministries
    • Lynn Hardy Yeakel, Director, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • 2012

    • Lynn Doyle, Host & Executive Producer of “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle”
    • Carolyn Maloney, US House of Representatives, New York
    • Suzanne Mayes, Member and Co-Chair of Public and, Project Finance, Cozen O’Connor
    • Robert Menendez, US Senator, New Jersey
    • Toni Pergolin, President and CEO, Bancroft
    • Molly Shepard, Founder, President, and CEO, The Leader’s Edge
    • Eleanor Smeal, Founder and President of Feminist Majority Foundation
  • 2011

    • Diane Allen, New Jersey State Senator
    • Lynn Elsenhans, Chairman and CEO of Sunoco
    • Mindy Holman, President and CEO of Holman Automotive
    • Lisa Misrahi Kaado, President, Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey
    • Barbara Lee, Counsel, Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge
    • Angela Snyder, President and CEO, The Bank
    • Myra Terry, Founder, Women’s Fund of New Jersey
  • 2008

    • Kirsten S. Branigan, Attorney and Owner of the Law Office
    • Jeanne M. Fox, Lawyer – President of the NJ Board of Public Utilities
    • Roberta Francis, Former Director of NJ Division of Women, ERA Activist
    • Lendel G. Jones, Director of Government Affairs, American Water
    • Ferris Olin, Ph.D. – Historian and Librarian  – Director of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University
  • 2005

    • Vivian Sanks King, Lawyer – VP of Legal Management & General Counsel of University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
    • Jennifer S. MacLeod, Ph.D. – ERA Activist – First President of Central NJ NOW, National Coordinator, ERA Campaign Network
    • Ruth B. Mandel, Ph.D. Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University
    • Syliva B. Pressler, Presiding Judge for Admin. of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of NJ , Appellate Division – (retired)
  • 1985

    • Sonia Johnson, Activist for ERA – Utah
    • Sally Ride, Astronaut
    • Lisa Misrahi Richette, Judge – Philadelphia