Please Join Us for the Annual WLAM Holiday Party and Presentation of the Mary Foster Award
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hosted by Nora Wright at her home, address provided upon RSVP
Please bring an appetizer dish to share
Please RSVP by Dec. 11 to Parisa Ghazaeri at email@example.com
Mary Foster Award Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for the annual Mary Foster Award. Please consider nominating a member of WLAM-Washtenaw. Review the information below, and submit your nomination today!
The Mary Foster Award is bestowed annually to a member of our organization whose leadership, talent, and significant contributions to women provide a role model for women in the profession and women in general.
Mary Foster was the first woman lawyer in Ann Arbor. She entered law school at age 49, and graduated with high honors from The University of Michigan Law School in 1876. According to “The History of Washtenaw County,” 1881 edition: “Mrs. Foster ranks high among the profession in this part of the state, and her success has exceeded her most sanguine expectations.”
Therefore, in honor of Mrs. Foster’s achievement, the award bearing her name is bestowed annually to a member of our organization whose leadership, talent, and significant contributions to women provide a role model for women in the profession and women in general. Past recipients have included: Jean King, the Honorable Barbara Hackett, the Honorable Melinda Morris, Zena Zumeta, Sally Rutzky, Sally Fink, Barb Kessler, the Honorable Elizabeth Hines, the Honorable Darlene O’Brien, Teresa Killeen, Rebecca Shiemke, the Honorable Ann Mattson, Jennifer Salvatore, Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Heidi Salter-Ferris, Deb LaBelle, Margaret Nichols, and last year’s recipient, Angela Walker.
The nomination should contain a concise statement about the nominee and the reasons she should receive this award.
The Mary Foster Award will be given at our annual holiday party.
Nominations deadline is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
Please send all nominations via email to Patricia Reiser at firstname.lastname@example.org