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Ridgewood YMCA Celebrating Woman For 95 Years With Gala

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron will be on hand to receive the YWCA Bergen County Visionary Award.
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron will be on hand to receive the YWCA Bergen County Visionary Award. Photo Credit:

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Executive Director of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and a Ridgewood High School senior will be honored along with other women and men at an event May 9 at The Seasons in Washington Township.

Cost is $125 and includes cocktails, four-course dining, open bar, “Dancing Through the Decades” with Arthur Murray Dance of Ridgewood, music, special guests, a silent auction and more.

To purchase a table of 10 for $1,000 or for Sponsorship information, contact Mary Migliorino at 201-345-4616.

The event runs 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA USA will receive the YWCA Bergen County Visionary Award.

Other honorees include:

  • Honorary Legacy Host: Joan Groome, Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
  • Woman of Action Award: Valerie Vaineri Huttle, 37th District Assemblywoman
  • Young Leader Award: Charlotte Samuels, Ridgewood High School senior and the youngest Triple Crown swimmer
  • Beacon of Light Award: Gina Plotino, Founding member of Women United in Philanthropy and VP of Programs & Operations for Bergen County’s United Way

The program will also feature five stand out men who support Bergen County women.

  • Tom Toronto, President of Bergen County United Way
  • Anthony Cureton, President Bergen County, NJ NAACP
  • AJ Luna, Director of Bergen County Veterans Services
  • Jeremy Lentz, Executive Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival
  • Anthony Johnson, WABC-TV News journalist.

Click here for more information or call Mary Migliorino, 201-345-4616.

The Seasons is located at 644 Pascack Road, Washington Township.

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