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Woman of Influence 2017 Pamela Varkony

May 4, 2017
4:30-5 pm

VIP Reception Registration

5-6 pm

VIP Reception (additional ticket required)

5:30-6 pm

Dinner Registration

6-8 pm

Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Pearl S. Buck Garden Pavilion, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA

The Pearl S. Buck Woman of Influence Award is presented to honor a woman who, like Pearl S. Buck, has distinguished herself in devotion to family, career and humanitarian cause. Past award recipients have included American operatic soprano Beverly Sills, columnist Erma Bombeck, actress Audrey Meadow Six, First Lady Laura Bush and Pulitzer Prize winning author Sheryl Wu Dunn.

This Year’s Honoree

This year, we are pleased to honor Ms. Pamela Varkony. Ms. Varkony is a dynamic teacher, speaker, freelance columnist and author who inspires audiences around the globe through her passion for improving the lives of others. Her insights on life, leadership, politics, women’s empowerment, and the human condition are read and heard across four continents. From 2012 to 2014 she served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Pennsylvania State Commission for Women and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Business Council for Peace, VERA Award for her work in Afghanistan; the American Association of University Women’s “Gateway Award” for leadership in women’s issues; and the “Woman of Distinction” award from the Girl Scouts.

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.

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For more information, please call Jill Reeder at 215-249-0100 x166 or email