THE PASSIONISTAS PERSIST VISIONARY AWARD NOMINEES
Please support these incredible women-centric and women-owned nonprofits.
Each of these organizationw were nominated for the 2022 Passionistas Persist Visionary Award.
To find out who won, get your ticket now to the Passionistas Persist Awards Ceremony
taking place during the 2022 Power of Passionistas Summit
during the Passionistas Persist Award ceremony on Thursday, September 22 at 8pm EST / 5pm PST.
2Live2Cure was founded by twin sisters Katy White and Kelly Emerson in 2018 after Katy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. Their mission is to support and improve the day-to-day lives of working-aged adults living with cancer and create experiences and connections that benefit patient well being and health.
Be Humanitarian, founded by Tobie Spears, helps children, teens and adults reach their full potential with early nutrition and continued education. Their Service Vacations help people give back while remembering what really matters. Their volunteer-run preschool provides education, while their nutrition program provides thousands of meals to a remote Guatemalan community.
Miry Whitehall founded Miry's List to help refugee families who come to the United States seeking a safe haven from violence and persecution in their home countries. Miry's List provides a mechanism for people to directly help new arrival refugee families with the things that they need to get started in their new lives – from diapers to beds to cleaning supplies and toiletries. They help families, survive, hive and then thrive.
Carolyn Koppel began Aaron’s Coffee Corner after spending many long nights in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with her medically complex son, Aaron. They provide 24/7 access to free, fresh, quality coffee in the family great rooms of hospital PICUs. Their mission is to provide the smallest of comforts to the family, friends and caregivers of critically ill children by providing something familiar in an unfamiliar place.
Home of Champions, founded by Judith Halbreich, is a challenging, supportive home base where youth ages 16-24 who are emerging from the foster care system will have access to opportunities, resources and mentoring, gain the knowledge to live an active, consistent and sustained life style and develop the attitude necessary to become the responsible leaders, change makers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Paint the World, founded by Bethany Halbreich, is a nonprofit organization that has worked in 23+ countries around the world to shift the paradigm around the impact potential of the arts. The organization is aimed at strategically working to build the creative capacity of and understanding between communities around the world because we strongly believe that creative confidence empowers social progress.
Bâtonnage is for all those who identify as women working in all the different facets of the wine industry... especially those who have traditionally been overlooked. We strive to educate professionals as well as industry supporters on the unique challenges and opportunities that women in the field have faced both historically and present-day. We simultaneously seek to propose pragmatic solutions for charting a positive, inclusive course forward.
Julie Allen started the Mary Rose Foundation because she knew how expensive it was to get eating disorder treatment. Treatment saved her life and access to it was so challenging because of finances. That idea evolved into helping others afford lifesaving treatment. Eating disorder treatment saved her life on multiple occasions and being able to help others have access to it is so important.
Erica Wright founded Project U First to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community by providing them with basic hygiene products most of us take for granted. Since their inception in 2014, they have distributed more than 1 million hygiene kits, 300,000 blankets and 225,000 pairs of socks to homeless shelters, foster homes and schools in low-income areas.