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Scarritt-Bennett 5th Annual Awards

 

SCARRITT-BENNETT INVITES YOU TO THE

5TH ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 2012 - 5:30pm

Join us for a night recognizing legacy, courage, friendship, vision and leadership.

Scarritt-Bennett Center - Laskey Great Hall
1008 19th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37212


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HONORING

METRO HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
Friend of Scarritt-Bennett Award

PEGGY BILLINGS
Ann L. Reskovac Courage Award

ROBERT C. WALKER
Scarritt-Bennett Legacy Award

JOYCE D. SOHL
Belle Harris Bennett Vision Award

REV. H. SHARON HOWELL
Celebration of Retirement

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Individual Tickets: $50

VIP Table: $1000 for seating of 8
plus priority seating for awards ceremony

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Online reservations are available here.

Download invite (pdf)

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Kindly direct inquiries about the event, reservations, sponsorship opportunities, regards to the honorees, or material for the retrospective exhibit to:

Joanne Reich, Vice President of Development
615.340.7472 or jreich@scarrittbennett.org

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Sponsors

ABOUT THE AWARD RECIPIENTS:


Robert WalkerRobert C. Walker, Dayton, OH
(Scarritt College 1973)
Scarritt-Bennett Legacy Award

Robert C. Walker served as the Executive Director at Wesley Community Center, an affiliated United Methodist Social Service Agency in Dayton, Ohio for over thirty-seven years (October 1973 - June 2011).

A recognized leader in the Dayton Metropolitan Area, Robert is well-known and respected for his work with jail ministry, community development initiatives, youth and sports, civil and human rights advocacy, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Robert served two terms on the Scarritt-Bennett Center Board of Directors. Recently, Robert was elected to the Dayton Public School Board for a four-year term (2012-2016). He is a Home Missionary of the United Methodist Church.

Robert receives the Scarritt-Bennett Legacy Award in recognition of his commitment to the empowerment of underserved communities and his presence in the life of Scarritt-Bennett Center.


Peggy Billings, Trumansburg, NY (Scarritt College 1951)
Ann L. Reskovac Courage Award
Peggy Billings, granddaughter of a circuit-riding Methodist minister, attended Scarritt College in 1951, ultimately receiving her M.A. at Columbia University in 1957.

Peggy worked as a Methodist missionary in Korea for eleven years (1952-1963). After returning to the United States, she continued to work for human rights in Korea while also working as the head of the Women’s Division Section of Christian Social Relations, laboring towards racial justice, civil rights, community action, peace, international affairs, and women's issues. In addition, Peggy served as the Deputy General Secretary, World Division, GBGM, The United Methodist Church.

Peggy receives the Ann L. Reskovac Courage Award in recognition of her prophetic voice to the United Methodist Church and her active commitment to make voices, which are already speaking, heard by those who have forgotten to listen.


Nashville Metro Human Relations Commission Metro Human Relations Commission, Nashville, TN
Friend of Scarritt-Bennett Award
This year, the Scarritt-Bennett Center celebrates its tenth year as a partner with the Metro Human Relations Commission.

Over the past ten years, Scarritt-Bennett Center and the Metro Human Relations Commission have provided the opportunity for approximately five hundred Nashville community members to participate in the dynamic education offered by Diversity in Dialogue: Racism.

The Metro Human Relations Commission receives the Friend of Scarritt-Bennett Award in gratitude for their enduring collaboration and partnership in the eradication of racism.

Joyce D. SohlJoyce D. Sohl, Nashville, TN
Belle Harris Bennett Vision Award
Joyce D. Sohl is the Laywoman-in-Residence at Scarritt-Bennett Center. In this capacity she is working on spiritual enrichment and educational opportunities.

Joyce served as Deputy General Secretary, Women’s Division, The United Methodist Church from 1991 until she retired in 2004. Prior to that she was the treasurer of the Women’s Division for 14 years. She an author, teacher, inspirational speaker, lecturer, retreat leader and non-professional musician. She has two sons and four grandchildren and is a resident of Nashville, TN.

Joyce Sohl receives the Belle Harris Bennett Vision Award in honor of her role in the conception and life of Scarritt-Bennett Center.

H. Sharon HowellRev. H. Sharon Howell, Nashville, TN
Celebration of Retirement
Rev. H. Sharon Howell served as President of the Scarritt-Bennett Center for seven years (2005-2012), as an elder in the United Methodist Church for thirty-seven years (1974-2011), and as a member of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women in the United Methodist Church for twelve years (1972-1980, President: 1984-1988).

During Sharon’s tenure, Scarritt-Bennett Center developed a firm reputation for vibrant, relevant programming around cross-cultural understanding, women’s empowerment, and racial justice.

On the occasion of her retirement, the Rev. H. Sharon Howell Fund has been established to celebrate her legacy and sustain her passion for the mission of Scarritt-Bennett.

You can donate online to the Rev. H. Sharon Howell Fund here. Please note the fund under comment section.

 

 

 

 

CONTACTS
Joanne Reich,
Vice President of Development
615.340.7472

jreich@scarrittbennett.org