stephanie d. wilson

Stephanie D. Wilson, Astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

*LOS ANGELES, CA  – Saturday, August 16, 2014, will be an afternoon of delectable dishes, fabulous friends, and highly esteemed honorees and guests as the National Congress of Black Women, Incorporated, Los Angeles Chapter hosts its Fifth Year Anniversary Awards and Scholarship Luncheon.

The celebration begins at 11:00 AM with a reception and silent auction at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071. The luncheon “Honoring Those Making a Difference” in our communities immediately follows at noon. Connie Turner, Public Affairs Regional Manager of Southern California Edison; Mike Harriel, Public Affairs Regional Manager of Southern California Gas; and Stephanie D. Wilson, Astronaut, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are being recognized for their commitment to serving our communities. Linda Clemons, Global Sales and Body Language Expert and National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Board Member, is the Keynote Speaker; and Reverend Omarosa Manigault, Media Personality, will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

For thirty years, the National Congress of Black Women, Incorporated has operated nationally and internationally as a nonprofit 501(c)(3). In 2009, the Los Angeles Chapter was founded, joining the fight to improve our communities through educational, economic and cultural development of African American women and their families. Annually, the organization is able to offer scholarships to local students and works towards achieving program initiatives through its partnerships and fundraising opportunities such as the annual luncheon.

On August 16th, the members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc., their honored guests, and community supporters are gathering to celebrate the successes of the past while fundraising in preparation for the challenges of the future.

“There will be opportunities to bid on exclusive auction items, meet and mingle with the honorees and sponsors, enjoy live music entertainment by Royalty Project and much more! Not only are we inviting everyone to come out and have a great time, but the proceeds from this major fundraising event allows us to continue offering unparalleled programs and services in our communities,” proclaims Judy Matthews, Chair. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (800) 895-3180 or visit the website www.ncbwinclac.org.

connie turner

Connie Turner, Public Affairs Regional Manager of Southern California Edison

mike harriel

Mike Harriel, Public Affairs Regional Manager of Southern California Gas