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Presenting Sponsor


 Good Earth Sponsor


Esther B. Hewlett



Nobel Sponsor




Suchita Todi


Pulitzer Sponsor

Diversified Refrigeration, Inc.

First Savings

Mary & Dennis Helf

Images Salon & Spa

Partner Sponsor

Tri-Partners LP

Honorary Committee
Joan M. Block, Hepatitis B

Jeane M. Coyle, First Federal
of Bucks County

Carolyn Della-Rodolfa,
Chairman of the Board
Doylestown Hospital

Bucks County Commissioner
Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia

Marian Fraticelli,
Remax/440 Inc.

Judge Renee Cardwell
Hughes, American Red Cross
Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter

Dale Keshishian,
HealthWorks Academies

Beverly Lomax, Lomax
Family Foundation

Joanne Murray, Antheil
Maslow & MacMinn, LLP

Amy Parenti, Samuel T.
Freeman & Company

Gina F. Rubel, Furia Rubel
Communications, Inc.

Mildred White, Executive
Director of the Selma Burke

State Representative
Katherine M. Watson

Gail Whittenberger, Tyndale

Pamela Rainey Lawler, 2015 Pearl S. Buck International Woman of the Year

April 30

4:30-5:30 pm

Discover the Legacy Experience;
learn about the legacy of Pearl S. Buck (optional)

5:30-6 pm


6-8:00 pm

Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Music by Hilltown Jazz

Held in the Garden Tent on the grounds of the
Pearl S. Buck National Historic Site

The Pearl S. Buck International Woman of the Year award honors women who, like Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, have distinguished themselves in their career, devotion to family and pursuit of humanitarian goals.

This year’s honoree, Pamela Rainey Lawler, truly walks in Pearl Buck’s footsteps and has influenced the lives of countless women, children and families since she founded Philabundance in 1984. The organization has grown to become the region’s largest hunger relief agency serving more than 65,000 individuals every week.

For information call 215-249-0100 x133.

Register by April 23rd.

Purchase Tickets.

Already registered for the award dinner and would like to take the Complimentary Discover The Legacy Tour?  Please register here.

Download the Woman of the Year Sponsorship Packet.

Become a Sponsor.

Be a mentor! Please consider subsidizing the cost of an individual ticket for a person otherwise unable to attend the award presentation.

In honor of the work that Philabundance does, we are asking guests to bring a non-perishable food item to the event. The food collection is a community service project being spearheaded by our Museums ConnectSM Defining Culture in Popular Culture program which pairs Souderton Area High School students with Chinese students in a cultural exchange to examine cultural stereotypes in the media landscape both here and abroad.

All proceeds support our life-changing programs that improve children’s lives and inspire others to continue the humanitarian work of our founder, Pearl S. Buck.