GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- The 2018 Pillar Awards were held on Thursday, March 15 at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids marking the 29th year for the event. This year the Pillar Awards recognized the founding women who started it all 45 years ago.
Women’s Resource Center Founders include:
Estelle LevinGloria Bursey-SlykhouseBarbara FiskVernis Schad
The event was packed with approximately 500 men and women supporting the cause. The program included an emotional success story and testimonial from Michelle Briggs, the presentation of awards from CEO Sandra Gaddy & Andrew Lebron (Board Treasurer) and keynote speaker Kathy Beauregard, the Director of Athletics at Western Michigan University.
Women gathered before and after the event to snap a quick photo with WOTV 4 Women and show off their girl power! Check out the photos below. To share your photo, right click and save it to your computer or click your photo and save to your mobile device.