SOROPTIMIST RUBY AWARD TO DISTINGUISHED WOMAN
Keren Taylor, Executive Director of WriteGirl and Ruby Award winner; Dr. Gay Toltl Kinman, Chair, Ruby Award Committee; and Adele Andrade-Stadler, President, Soroptimist International Alhambra San Gabriel San Marino
Keren Taylor received the 2010 Ruby Award for “Making A Difference for Women” from Soroptimist International of Alhambra San Gabriel and San Marino at the club’s weekly luncheon meeting at Almansor Court in Alhambra.
Taylor is the executive director for WriteGirl, a non-profit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression.
Dr. Gay Toltl Kinman, Chair of the Ruby Award Committee, presented her with the award and a $100 check for the non-profit organization of Taylor’s choice. Kinman noted that the WriteGirl program has been highly successful and one girl just won a full scholarship to Tulane University.
“None of this just happens. There is a person whose guiding force; energy and creativity are behind this organization. And that person is Keren Taylor,” stated Kinman.
The Ruby Award is given each year to a woman who, through her professional or personal efforts, is making an extraordinary difference in the lives of women or girls. The award is named after Ruby
Soroptimist is an international women’s service organization of over 100,000 members in 119 countries working to advance human rights and the status of women. The organization raises money for community projects such as domestic violence prevention and awareness, helping young women in need, and literacy projects.
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