July 20, 2018
Women of Substance 2018
Bridge House / Grace House held its 23rd Annual Women of Substance Luncheon on May 18th at the Audubon Tea Room to honor prominent local women who serve as role models to the program’s residents, graduates and the community. The luncheon took on the theme this year of “Women Helping Women” centered around the essential exchange of support between women that inspires and encourages our residents and alumni.
This year’s event honored Dress for Success Board President, Meaghan Ryan Bonavita; Command Construction Industries founder and Bridge House / Grace House Board Treasurer, Kelly Commander; and founder of The Remedy Room, Dr. Mignonne Mary. Bridge House / Grace House also extends three specially designated awards each year at the Women of Substance luncheon. The 2018 award recipients were Juanita Marino (Richard “Buzzy” Gaiennie Award), Dr. William Robinson (Volunteer of the Year) and Katherine Madere (Alumna of the Year).