Red Cross Women Philanthropists to Attend D.C. Summit
Tiffany Circle members to hear from Japanese leaders
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Members of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle, a group of women leaders and philanthropists, will attend the fifth annual national summit June 5-6 at American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 2007, the Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists from 75 different communities across the country who commit a minimum of $10,000 a year in support of Red Cross work. The summit is an opportunity for members to share their best Red Cross practices, allowing others to implement these new ideas in their communities. Tiffany Circle members have raised more than $32 million for the American Red Cross in the last five years
These women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services.
Highlights of the summit include a keynote address by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In addition, inspired by the generosity of the American people in response to the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami, Mr. Tadateru Konoe, who serves as the president of both the Japanese Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, will offer remarks. Other honored guests include Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.
Attendees also will hear from supermodel Niki Taylor, who has been a member of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and is a staunch supporter of the organization. Also planned is a salute to women in uniform with a performance by the brass quintet from the U.S. Army’s “Pershing’s Own,” a special musical performance by Grammy-winning musician Wynonna Judd, and a performance by legendary vocalist Michael W. Smith. Author and Good Morning America contributing editor Lee Woodruff, whose husband, Bob, was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq for ABC News, will also be in attendance.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
SOURCE American Red Cross