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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

National Council of Negro Women Celebrates 80 Years During Upcoming Uncommon Height Gala

— Former Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman and NCNW Vice Chair Dr. Thelma Daley to co-chair November 13th black-tie gala in Washington, DC —

National Council of Negro Women

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — The 14th annual Uncommon Height Gala returns to Washington D.C. next month bringing together many of the country’s top community and business leaders, educators, entertainers, elected officials and media personalities to recognize 80 years of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). NCNW members, sections and affiliates will honor the vision of the organization’s Founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, and NCNW’s President Emerita, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height and present the 2015 Uncommon Height Award.

“The Uncommon Height Gala is NCNW’s biggest annual fundraiser with proceeds used to continue our long-standing community-based programs, empower women, strengthen families and communities, and launch new initiatives for future generations,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones, national chairperson of the National Council of Negro Women. “To mark our 80th anniversary, I’m pleased to have the Honorable Alexis M. Herman, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, and NCNW Vice Chair, Dr. Thelma T. Daley serve as co-chairs of this year’s historic anniversary gala.”

The Uncommon Height Gala will be held Friday, November 13 starting with a 6:30pm reception at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. A highlight of the gala is presentation of the coveted Uncommon Height Award given to an outstanding individual, or individuals, who demonstrate a lifetime of service and achievement as exemplified in the spirit and tradition of influential leader, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. Past honorees of the award have included Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. The 2015 recipient will be announced later this month.

Tickets and tables to the 14th Annual Uncommon Height Gala may be purchased online at www.ncnwgala.org.

The National Council of Negro Women is a Washington, D.C.-based international non-profit organization making a difference in the lives of women, children and families throughout the world through research, advocacy, and community-based services and programs. For more information, please visit www.ncnw.org.


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