Stockton CA Athena Awards | Community Spirit
Two women and an outstanding organization were honored on Nov. 15 at the 26th Annual Stockton Athena Awards luncheon.
Phyllis Grupe, described as a "community advocate, faith -based leader .... who has made a difference in the lives of countless women by support of many non-profits in San Joaquin County", USA was given the Athena Award fro 2012.
She was cited for her development of the Community Partnership for Families, a program dedicated as a resource for women in Stockton and their familes. Her Award is also number 6,401 that has been bestowed in the United States since the Athena Award program was created in 1982 by Founder Martha Maywood Mertz.
Jennifer Torres Siders, University of the Pacific Community Relations Manager, was presented with the Young Professional Leadership Award for her service to the community and her mentoring of aspiring writers and journalists.
The Athena Organizational Award was presented to the Women's Center- Youth and Family Services and was accepted by Women's Center Executive Director Joelle Gomez. The lunch and program is one of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce's annual events.