August 11, 2009

Boulder Chamber honors women

BOULDER – The Boulder Chamber will honor five women in September at the 14th Annual Women Who Light the Community awards luncheon.

Diane Magliolo, JoAnn Joselyn, Sue Deans, Josie Heath and Beverly Sears will be recognized for generously contributing their time and resources to make Boulder County a better place to work, live and play.

The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Millennium Harvest House Boulder.

The 2009 honorees were selected by a committee of the Chamber’s Business Women’s Leadership Group from a pool of more than 25 nominations.

Magliolo is being honored for her work with the Boulder County Addictions Recovery Center and the planning committee for the Boulder County Integrated Treatment Court. Magliolo has assisted hundreds of people in crisis seeking help for their addictive behavior. She continuously works to keep the path to recovery illuminated and to improve the quality of life for addicts and their families.

 Joselyn is the first woman to earn a doctoral degree at the University of Colorado in astrogeophysics and the first woman elected as the secretary general of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. In 1972 she was part of the formation of the Boulder-based Share-A-Gift program, now Toys for Tots, and the following year took over its leadership. In 2008 she helped 1,564 kids have a gift-filled Christmas. She noticed that many of the recipients were from Spanish speaking families and recruited high school Spanish classes to assist in the distribution of gifts.

Deans retired in 2007 from a 30-year career in journalism. A former editor at the Camera, Deans has won several awards and gained worldwide recognition through the Society for News Design. In her retirement, she is providing communication assistance to the boards of The Dairy Center, Boulder History Museum, Historic Boulder and Imagine! Foundation. Dean also serves on the board of advisers of CU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and mentors young journalists and interns as well as mentoring elementary and high school age Latina girls in her role as a board member for the Boulder Rotary Club.

Heath, as president of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, helped grow total grants and scholarships awarded by the foundation from $17,750 in 1995 to $4.8 million 2008. She has developed a program at Red Rocks Community College to enable underprivileged women to pursue nontraditional, higher-paying careers; helped establish the Women’s Foundation of Colorado; was appointed by President Carter as Denver regional director for ACTION; served as the assistant to the Director of the White House Office of National Service; worked with elected officials in emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe as a member of Harvard University’s Project Liberty team; was a consultant for the Transatlantic Community Foundations; a member of the international Women’s Forum; has been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame; was honored by the Colorado Association of Non-Profit Organizations; and has received three presidential appointments.

For 48 years, Sears has brought people together through her work, volunteer activities, and friendship. She has contributed her time and efforts to: People’s Clinic, Colorado Music Festival, Audubon Society, Democratic Women, Fortnightly Club, Unitarian Universalist Church, and Special Transit. As an elected member of the Boulder City Council, she participated in decisions around growth control, sustainable economy, and environmental quality. She headed the Model Lease Committee which created today’s Boulder Model Lease. Bev built the funding for the Graduate School and research institutes at CU and generated a multimillion dollar endowment. She did the legwork to initiate collaborative research institutes at CU and build the research campus. Her efforts also brought together the Graduate School Advisory Council and a small grants program now named the Beverly Sears Grants Endowment.

Sponsors for the Women Who Light the Community event include Roche Colorado as title sponsor; Pinnacol Assurance; Caplan & Earnest LLC; The Villas at the Atrium; and the Better Business Bureau Serving Boulder/Denver. Annual sponsors for BWLG are Premier Members Federal Credit Union, Amgen, A Simple Twist, and Women’s Magazine. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information contact Jan Berg at 303.786.8076 or jan.berg@boulderchamber.com. Luncheon registration is available online at www.boulderchamber.com.

BOULDER – The Boulder Chamber will honor five women in September at the 14th Annual Women Who Light the Community awards luncheon.

Diane Magliolo, JoAnn Joselyn, Sue Deans, Josie Heath and Beverly Sears will be recognized for generously contributing their time and resources to make Boulder County a better place to work, live and play.

The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Millennium Harvest House Boulder.

The 2009 honorees were selected by a committee of the Chamber’s Business Women’s Leadership Group from a pool of more than 25 nominations.

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