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Women United Tribute Awards Breakfast


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Nominations are open until October 10th, 2018

Any corporation, agency, civic organization, school, place of worship or other group/individual may nominate a deserving woman for a specific Tribute to Women Award. Previous winners may not be re-nominated. Nominations for women who have been previously nominated but have not received awards may be submitted. You cannot nominate a relative. United Way Women United committee members are not eligible: Denae Alamano, Shannon Combs, Tanya Hasbargen, LaVon Denniston (Chair), Barb Treat, Anna Carlson, Jeanne Edevold Larson, Lori Paris. 

As a growing global force of over 70,000 women, Women United was formed to inspire, educate, and engage women to become actively involved in leadership, philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy in support of their local United Way.  Women United is a group of community-minded women who provide the opportunities and support it takes to build successful lives through United Way’s building blocks of Health, Income, Education, and Basic Needs.

In partnership with Bemidji Area Business Women ( and Bemidji State University (, we invite you to participate in our 2nd annual Women United Tribute Awards Breakfast, October 25, 2018 in the Bemidji State Beaux Arts Ballroom. Doors will be open at 8 am, breakfast is served at 8:30 am, and the program and awards will commence at 9 am.  Awards will be given to nominated women who bring passion, expertise, and resources needed to make an impact in our community.  We will highlight women who have made a difference in the Bemidji area by giving of their time, talents, and/or gifts.  All community members are welcome to nominate a deserving woman in the Bemidji area.

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2017 Women United Award Recipients. From left: Noemi Aylesworth, Lori Paris, Andrea Ohnstad, Diane Pittman, and Jeanne Edevold Larson

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