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Thank you to those who attended our 2022 Women Who Make a Difference event! Your support ensures that all girls in our local communities have the support, experiences, and opportunities they need to realize their potential.

Our Women Who Make a Difference event honors Northeast Florida's female leaders whose ethical leadership, professional accomplishments and community contributions inspire us all to make the world a better place.

Congratulations to the 2022 Honorees:

Ann Marie Rogers  -  lifetime achievement
Alena Lawson Bennett
Dorothy Benson
Sheila Crapo
Dorothy Thomas

Thank you to our Women Who Make a Difference sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsors




Juliette Table Sponsor

Alena Lawson
Beth B. Mills
Candice King
Carrie J. Parker-Warren
Coldwell Banker/Mmparrish/Susan Parrish
Dawn Burgess-Krop
Ester Smith Tibbs
Heather Jones/8th Circuit State Attorney's 
Jackie Paris
Janet Christie
Jeanne Mastrodicasa
Kay Ayers
Linda G. Kallman
Marilyn Nye Islam & The Islam Family (Jim Islam)
McDonald's of Gainesville
McKnight Insurance Agency
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management - Baker duBois Group
Nathan Collier: Collier Properties
Ora White
Rotary Club of Gainesville
Terry B. Van Nortwick
UF Health Shands
Virginia G. Maurer