We are honored to announce that the volunteer efforts and online votes for Taryn Davis, founder of the American Widow Project, have made her L’oreal’s National Woman of Worth! A $25,000 donation will be made to the organization and help us in covering a huge majority of our services for 2011, allowing more military widows to heal, connect, commemorate and celebrate their survival.
We thank all who voted and spread the word to give the organization such a needed and wonderful gift. The gift of hope.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/—Ten extraordinary women were celebrated at last night’s award presentation, held at the Hearst Tower in New York City, for their incredible dedication to charitable causes and the extraordinary milestones that they’ve reached to help others and give back to their communities.
The event featured an awards presentation hosted by Karen Fondu, president of L’Oreal Paris and Cathie Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines. Special guest presenters included Viola Davis, Hoda Kotb, Linda Edelstein, Trisha Yearwood, Giada De Laurentiis and Kerry Washington. Former Women of Worth honorees were also invited to ring in the fifth annual awards.
“The Women of Worth initiative is inspired by L’Oreal Paris’ iconic brand philosophy, ‘Because You’re Worth It.’ I am proud to celebrate these 10 extraordinary women who bring this mantra to life,” said L’Oreal Paris president Karen Fondu. “Their dedication to their causes and their many achievements truly demonstrate that all women have the power to make a difference.”
Consumers had an opportunity to visit womenofworth.com and cast their vote for the honoree and charity that inspired them most. Taryn Davis who founded The American Widow Project received the most online votes and was awarded an additional $25,000 at last night’s ceremony.
“I am extremely delighted to be honored as a L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth and so proud to be named the 2010 National Honoree,” said Davis. “It is truly a privilege to be among the company of these 10 amazing women.”