DCA Now Accepting Nominations for the 2007 Connie Woodruff and Senator Wynona M. Lipman Awards

 Nomination Deadline Extended to Tuesday, February 13


TRENTON, N.J. – In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is now accepting nominations for the 2007 Connie Woodruff and Senator Wynona Lipman Awards.  The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007.

“The Connie Woodruff and Senator Wynona Lipman Awards honor the work of two great trailblazers in New Jersey’s history,” Commissioner Levin said.  “In the spirit of their accomplishments, this year’s awards will once again recognize outstanding New Jersey community organizations that have made it their mission to improve women’s lives.”

DCA invites all individuals and organizations to participate in the awards process by nominating organizations to receive this prestigious recognition.  DCA is accepting nominations in the following categories for the Wynona Lipman Awards:

  • New Policy Initiative Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Service in Healthcare Award
  • Service in Education Award
  • Violence Against Women Program Award
  • Job Training and Professional Development Program Award
  • Innovations in Science and Technology Award
  • Mentoring Program Award
  • Political Empowerment Award (new category)

The Connie Woodruff Award for Best Program will be selected from the Wynona Lipman Award nominations.

Previous award recipients include The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Theta Kappa Omega Chapter; the Center for American Women and Politics; Business and Professional Women of New Jersey; Camden County Commission for Women; Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey; and New Jersey Statewide Go Red for Women Luncheon American Heart Association.

Award nominations must be postmarked by Tuesday, Feb. 13.  The Division on Women and the New Jersey Advisory Commission on the Status of Women will present the awards at a ceremony on March 13 at Douglass College’s Trayes Hall. 

For more information, please contact the Division on Women at 609-292-8840 or log on to the Division’s website at www.dca.gov/dow