This year’s Spectrum Awards will celebrate the achievements of three outstanding corporate and community leaders dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. A fourth honoree, a deserving young Philadelphia area high school student who demonstrates the values of the Red Cross and wishes to further her education, will receive The Twinkle Star scholarship at this exciting event.
Red Cross founder Clara Barton and former Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole embody the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, and Universality - so too do the four honorees selected to receive the Spectrum Awards.
Since its inception in, the Spectrum Awards has grown to include more than 500 of the Delaware Valley’s most influential and dedicated people and organizations in the region.
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SPECTRUM CHAMPION AWARD
Karol Wasylyshyn, Psy.D.
Founder, Leadership Development Forum
Karol Wasylyshyn is the one-time recipient of the Spectrum Champion Award for her longstanding community support and leadership with the American Red Cross and the Spectrum Awards. She inspires others by consistently embracing the values of the American Red Cross -- impartiality, unity, independence, voluntary service and humanity.
BEYOND THE GLASS CEILING CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Deloitte LLP, Greater Philadelphia Region
Tara Weiner has broken through the glass ceiling to distinguish herself as a true leader while being responsive to her community and embodying the values of the American Red Cross -- impartiality, unity, independence, voluntary service and humanity.
Past Recipients include: Debra Rodgers (ARAMARK), Donna Allie (Team Clean), Rosemary Turner (UPS), Audrey Talley (Drinker Biddle), Valerie Ferguson (Loews Philadelphia), Dawn Staley (Temple University), Jean Sachs (Living Beyond Breast Cancer)
CLARA BARTON OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Donald K. Martin & Co.
Karen Martin has demonstrated outstanding leadership in community service. The award recognizes leadership in education, hunger, homelessness or preservation of life. In so doing, the honoree has enriched the lives of many others while embodying the values of the American Red Cross -- impartiality, unity, independence, voluntary service and humanity.
Past Recipients include: Pamela Rainey-Lawler (Philabundance), Patricia Coulter (Urban League), Gilda Jean-Louise (Haiti), Shelly Yanoff, Louise Baker (Baker Industries), Sharmain Matlock-Turner (Greater Phila. Urban Affairs Coalition), Renee Amoore (The Amoore Group)
TWINKLE STAR SCHOLARSHIP
Amy Du Nguyen
Philadelphia High School for Girls
The Twinkle Star award is presented each year to a deserving high school student who actively participates in a Red Cross Club and intends to further their education after high school.
Silver - $5,000
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Joseph & Marie Forish
Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited
Bronze - $2,500
Blank Rome LLP
Brinker, Simpson & Company, LLC
Day & Zimmerman
Janey Montgomery Scott LLC
Phoenix IP Ventures
Salveson Stetson Group