United Way’s Women United Honors J. Lindsay Johnston During Annual Gala Annual gala supports Women United’s signature initiatives: Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; and Vello

Jasmin Senior Bostic, Senior Manager of Global University Relations at CSL Behring & Katharyn Christian McGee, Pro Bono Counsel at Duane Morris to be honored with the Next Generation Leader Award

PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2020 – J. Lindsay Johnston, President of The Power of Professional Women, will be presented with the 2020 Women United Award during United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s (UWGPSNJ) annual Women United Gala, which will be held virtually for the first time on October 14th, 2020. This award is presented annually to a female leader who has given her time, talent, and resources to support the work of United Way throughout the region.

Lindsay has been a problem solver and active volunteer during her thirty-year career. She is currently the President of the Power of Professional Women, a professional membership association focused on the development of the next generation of leaders through education, mentoring and purposeful connections. She came into the organization during its first six months and has led its growth to 350 plus members and over 20 sponsors.

Lindsay was always very active in giving back to the community. While at Comcast and SCTE she was the Executive Advisor and Board member of Women in Cable and Telecommunications Philadelphia Chapter. For her executive advisor activities, she was awarded national executive advisor of the year and the chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year during her tenure. While on the chapter board she also co-led a major charitable fundraising program for the chapter which was awarded the national charitable program of the year.

“I am so humbled to be honored by Women United. As one of its founders, I am especially proud to be recognized this year while our region – and the world – is in crisis” she stated. “United Way and Women United were built to address the community as a whole, from the unmet basic needs of food and shelter, to job training programs that yield a living way, to combating racial inequality. With Women United I do not have to search for a way to be of use to my community. I know my time, my dollars, and my energy will be spent fighting the issues I care about most.”

GTLT is Women United’s signature program which helps girls in grades 7 through 12 attending schools in underserved communities stay on track to graduate high school prepared for college and career. VITA, United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is structured to provide fast, free, and confidential tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income individuals and families with a household income less than $55,000. Vello is United Way’s innovative, 1:1 virtual volunteer reading program, which helps children learn to read proficiently by 4th grade through weekly guided reading sessions and by empowering teachers, parents and caregivers with new age easy-to-use literacy tools to support youth success. More information can be found at www.UnitedForImpact.org/signatureprograms.

Additionally, Women United presents the Next Generation Leader Award to a female leader under 40 who has not only accomplished remarkable professional success, but also shares a deep commitment to give, advocate, and volunteer. This year Women United will be honoring two recipients in Jasmin Senior Bostic, Senior Manager of Global University Relations at CSL Behring and Katharyn Christian McGee, Pro Bono Counsel at Duane Morris.

The Women United Gala is presented by Independence Blue Cross. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be help virtually due to the continued impact of COVID-19. Additional sponsors of the 2020 Women United Virtual Gala include Comcast-NBCUniversal; Deloitte LLP; Enterprise Holdings; Holman Enterprises; and Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP; Ricoh USA Inc.; UGI Corporation/AmeriGas; CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; EisnerAmper LLP; Henkels & McCoy, Inc.; Optia Group; PECO; Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company; Quaker Houghton; and The Leader’s Edge.

Tickets are available at https://www.unitedforimpact.org/events/event/women-united-virtual-gala/. Thanks to generous sponsors, tickets are now available at no cost.

About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people’s lives. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. In Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, United Way fights for youth success and family stability because we LIVE UNITED against intergenerational poverty. For more information about United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey visit www.UnitedForImpact.org.

 

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