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 (on sale soon!):  $150/person

Mark your calendars for  the Alice Paul Institute’s premier fundraising event – the annual Alice Paul Equality Awards gala dinner! We will gather on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Westin Mount Laurel to celebrate and honor individuals who work to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

 The Alice Paul Equality Awards honor individuals from any industry or field who capture the spirit of Alice Paul and, directly or indirectly, continue her mission of advancing women’s equality. This year API will honor both individuals and corporations who in each of the following categories:




Corporate Leadership Award

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.

The 2018 Alice Paul Equality Award Honorees are currently under nomination and review. Stay tuned for official announcements!

 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


2017 Alice Paul Equality Awards

The 2017 Alice Paul Equality Awards was a SOLD OUT event! Over 350 people attended this annual gala dinner fundraiser at the Westin Mt. Laurel. This year’s event raised $5,000 more than last year! API thanks our generous event sponsors and attendees who ensure the continued growth of leadership training programs in South Jersey.

To view and order photos of the event, please visit photographer Nicole Hymowitz’s gallery.

 Thank you to the generosity of the 2017 Event Sponsors!

2017 Sponsor Levels

  • Gold Sponsors

    • Lockheed Martin
    • RWJBarnabas Health
    • NJM Insurance
    • QVC
  • Silver Sponsors

    • Archer
    • Conner Strong & Buckelew
    • Greenberg Taurig
    • Holman Enterprises
    • True Search
    • Zurich Insurance
  • Bronze Sponsors

    • ADT
    • Assemblyman Troy Singleton
    • Atlantic City Electric
    • Capehart Scatchard
    • Comcast NBC Universal
    • Cozen O’Connor
    • Investors Bank
    • Locke Lord
    • Philadelphia Insurance Company
    • Rizzieri Salon and Spa
    • Stradley Ronon
    • Studio 240
    • The Precious Lillie
    • Virtua
  • Media Sponsor 

    • SJ Magazine

  • 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