For more than 30 years, the Women of Distinction event has honored women who give of themselves to make a difference in our community and beyond.
A Woman of Distinction is one who volunteers her time to help improve the quality of life for others. She establishes standards that inspire and encourage other women to achieve their full potential. She provides leadership and influences decisions that shape and define the city and community, said officials.
Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga announces the 2019 honorees:
Linda Collins Kari Hudson
Gina Dhanani Carol Newton
Jennifer Ellis Lila Statom
Autumn Graves Angie Supan
Everlena Holmes Nicole Watson
“We are thrilled to be honoring these remarkable women in our community,” said steering committee member Lynda Hood. “This year’s honorees have set themselves apart through their civic, cultural, philanthropic and environmental commitments. We are looking forward to celebrating and honoring them at our benefit luncheon which will take place on Friday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets are $75. For ticket information visit Womenofdistinctiongc.com.
In 2018, after making the decision to give all of the proceeds to local healthcare entities supporting those dealing with lung and heart issues, Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga gave $23,359.27 to The Heart and Lung Institute at Erlanger, The Heart and Vascular Center at Parkridge Medical Center and The Buz Standefer Lung Center at CHI Memorial for a grand total of $70,077.81.