Women's Legacy of United Way to give $36K back to community

LAWRENCEVILLE-The Women's Legacy of United Way in Gwinnett in July will distribute $36,000 in checks to nine nonprofit organizations in Gwinnett County selected to receive grants funded by the proceeds of the 2005 Legacy Awards Gala.

The second annual Legacy Awards Gala in March drew more than 300 people as awards were presented to honor four of Gwinnett's outstanding women for their involvement, commitment and leadership in the community.

The 2005 honorees were Edith Harvey, Mary Root, Marion Allison Webb and Carolyn Hill.

Immediately after the gala, a volunteer allocations committee was formed to determine how to best apply the gala proceeds throughout the community.

All nonprofit organizations throughout Gwinnett that provide services to children and families in need were invited to apply for funding. Twenty-three organizations submitted applications. The following organizations have been invited to attend a Women's Legacy luncheon July 20 and will be awarded checks for $4,000 each to support their current initiatives:

Camp Horizon Inc.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre

Gwinnett Hospital System OB-GYN Clinic

Hi-Hope Service Center

J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA

Norcross Cooperative Ministry

Partnership for Community Action

Rainbow Village

Sheltering Arms

The Women's Legacy meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of January, April, July and October at the 1818 Club in Duluth for networking and a program. If you are interested in learning more about Women's Legacy, call the United Way office at 678-417-6434.

- From staff reports