SF Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Thanks Sponsors &
Announces 2014 Tea!
SAN FRANCISCO -- April 12, 2013
The San Francisco Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women kicked
off Women’s History Month with its Eighth Annual “Bridging the Generations
Golden Girls Hats and Gloves Tea,” chaired by Ria Brandenberg was made
possible by major sponsors Lennar Corporation, California Pacific Medical
Center’s Breast Health Program, Cosmopolitan Baptist Church and KPIX.
“With Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi joining us, the Keynote Speech by U.S. Trade
Commissioner Teresa Cox and our honorees, it was a wonderful occasion thanks
to our sponsors,” said Dr. Maxine Hickman, President of the San Francisco
Chapter. “Next year, ‘The Multicultural National Coalition of 100 Black Women
in San Francisco Weekend,’ will be March 1-2, 2014.”
The tea, emceed by Renel Brooks-Moon of the San Francisco Giants, held at the
historic Fairmont Hotel, is the main fundraiser for the organization’s
“Bridging the Generations Employment and Job Training Program,” conceived by
Jackie Wright of Wright Enterprises. This year’s honorees were: Alecia
DeCoudreaux, President, Mills College, Janice Edwards, Award Winning Talk Show
Host, Felecia Gaston, Founder, Performing Stars of Marin, Naomi Kelly, San
Francisco City Administrator, Eva Paterson, Founder, Equal Justice Society,
Marilyn French Speller, Meals on Wheels SF, Mary Dixon, Tax and Foreclosure
Specialist, and Kathryn J. Summers, Registered Nurse.
“Congratulations to Dr. Hickman, President Emeritus and Founder I. Lee Murphy
Reed, and all the members of the San Francisco Chapter of the National
Coalition of 100 Black Women for their achievements -- from the 'Sister’s
Keeper' workshop examining the impact of the economic downturn on women to the
'Bridging the Generations Employment and Job Training Program,'" said
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “Your contributions have transformed lives in
San Francisco, and your efforts will continue to inspire young people to
strive for success, succeed, and thrive in our city and across our country."
Also, California State Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco Supervisor Scott
The Tuskegee Airmen are honored annually at the tea. 81 year-old Tuskegee
Airman Benjamin Reed took part in a presentation of rare photographs donated
to the chapter.
The audience enjoyed an array of talent including piano virtuoso Ricardo
Scales and Opera Diva Hope Briggs and youth performers-singer Shanelle Silas
and pianist E’vana.
SF Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Jackie Wright, 415-525-0410
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