Our annual ATHENA Awards Celebration is held each year to recognize and celebrate women and the remarkable leaders fostering avenues of opportunity and professional growth for future generations.
The ATHENA Awards Program and ATHENA Young Professional Award are founded on the ATHENA Leadership Model® from ATHENA International, which identifies eight distinct attributes, called the ATHENA Tenets, that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: Authentic Self, Relationships, Giving Back, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Learning, Fierce Advocacy, Celebration and Joy.
Announcing our 2015 ATHENA Award Recipient!
We are proud to be honoring youth and older adult advocate Rev. Peggy Lawrence Burns as our 2015 ATHENA Award recipient.
Peggy is director of Intergenerational Programs at Senior Neighbors (previously of Gerontology Network) as well as the founder of the nationally-known Traveling Grannies and Grandpas program and creator of several local elementary literacy programs.
The prestigious 2015 ATHENA Award recognizes Peggy for her leadership, mentorship, and remarkable contributions to the greater Grand Rapids community during her 40-year-long career as an advocate for youth and the elderly.
Please join us on September 17 as we honor Peggy, reveal the 2015 ATHENA Young Professional Award recipient, and present five ATHENA Scholarship awards!
ATHENA Awards Celebration
Date | Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location | International Ballroom — JW Marriott, 235 Louis Campau
Cost | $50 members, $75 future members or late registration (after 5 p.m. on Friday, September 11), $700 corporate table of 10
Interested in contributing to the ATHENA Scholarship Fund for women who are returning to college?
You’re invited to join us on August 27 for a unique ATHENA Leadership Forum & Scholarship Fundraiser in support of women over 30 who are following their passions and pursuing higher education. The fundraiser keynote features Lou Anna Simon, President of Michigan State University, on the ATHENA tenet of Learning.
Exclusive Premier Sponsor
Exclusive Finalists Reception Sponsor
Sponsorship of the ATHENA Award Celebration creates a partnership that connects your organization with a prestigious women’s leadership program and connects you to other prominent members of our community. A portion of each sponsorship additionally funds our ATHENA Scholarship program each year. We invite all Chamber Members to connect by participating in events and being a sponsor.