STEEL MAGNOLIA GALA
CHAIRED BY JEANNINE LARUE
April 28, 2015 from 6PM-10PM
The Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club
Gen. Admission: $150 VIP Admission: $200
(VIP Admission includes private cocktail hour with honorees & priority seating based on availability)
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Wynona's House is proud to present our honorees, recognizing them for their outstanding commitments and achievements in service of child victims of abuse & neglect.
NFL HALL OF FAMER
NEW JERSEY SENATOR
INVESTORS BANK CEO
HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 2018
THE STEEL MAGNOLIA GALA COMMEMORATES OUR FRIEND, CHAMPION, AND NAMESAKE
SENATOR WYNONA M. LIPMAN
Wynona Lipman was a trailblazer for her generation. Breaking many racial barriers and fighting for the rights of children and women, she became the first African American Senator in the State of New Jersey in 1972. The “Steel Magnolia,” as she is often referred to for her tenacity and gentility, had a proven legislative track record in the State Senate with more than 145 laws introduced to prevent domestic violence, licensing of child care centers, sexual assault prevention programs at public schools and mentoring programs for at-risk youth.
Mrs. Lipman’s untimely death in 1999 left behind a legacy that many will not forget. Her commitment and passion for the community and the people of Newark, New Jersey will continue to live on, through Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center and the many lives she impacted through education, advocacy and state representation.
Meet Our Gala Chair
Jeannine LaRue is one of the founders of Wynona's House Child Advocacy Center and was honored at the 2014 Steel Magnolia Gala for her incredible accomplishments and service to child victims of abuse and neglect. Ms. LaRue, founder of the well-known blog LaRuelist Report and Senior Vice President of the Kaufman Zita Group, has spent almost 40 years serving the public on policy, governmental, and political issues in the public and private sectors.