Susan Finch is in the company of amazing women

Susan Finch is in the company of amazing women.  It was just announced that she is one of the winners of the Red Dress Society Angel Award for Portland, OR.



IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2010 Red Dress Society ‘Angel’ Award Winners

Susan Finch - President/Founder Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids ~ Portland, Oregon‘Children’s Advocacy Angel Award goes to Susan Finch, Founder and President of Portland, Oregon’s Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids.Nominated by Marlys D. Vaughan who says, “Susan is an inspiration to all of us who work with her and it gives me great pleasure to nominate her for this award.  We make blankets and give them away to children and teens in need of comfort.”
Shafia M. Monroe, Founder of International Center for Traditional Childbearing ~ Portland, Oregon‘Infant’s Advocacy Angel Award’ goes to Shafia M. Monroe, Founder of International Center for Traditional Childbearing,Portland, Oregon. Nominated by Marguerite Hall, “Shafia has pioneered the cause of reducing infant mortality among the Black populations in the world and African-Americans in the United States since 1983. Miss Monroe runs her grassroots organization with limited resources, the dedication of volunteers and a minimal staff.”
Nancy Engeman - Co-founder/Exec Dir of Come Rest Awhile (CRA) ~ Lake Oswego, Oregon‘Women’s Advocacy Angel Award’ goes to Nancy Engeman, Co-founder and Executive Director of Come Rest Awhile (CRA), in Lake Oswego, Oregon, has won the. Nominated by Lillian Hurlock who says, “Nancy has dedicated her life to helping women in their recovery from substance abuse. CRA offers a safe and supportive home with a family atmosphere for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.”
Donelle Manton - Tres Islas Orphanage Fund ~ Umpqua River, Oregon‘Volunteer Leadership Angel Award’ goes to Donelle Manton, Founder of Tres Islas Orphanage Fund, in Umpqua River,Oregon. Nominated by her husband Tom Manton, “I believe it’s important to share her story with others, to touch their hearts, to inspire them, give them hope and a chance to develop a sense of purpose. This began 23 years ago when Donelle was sent to Mazatlan on an assignment to "photograph the children of Mexico." 
Amy Henderson - Founder of The Geezer Gallery ~ Portland, Oregon‘Arts & Culture Angel Award’ goes to Amy Henderson, Founder of The Geezer Gallery, in Portland, Oregon. Nominated by Natasha Niro, “Amy challenges ageist thinking and stereotypes by providing opportunities for older adults to participate in the creative arts for both financial profit and personal edification. Ms. Henderson’s desire is to create a platform supporting artistic endeavors for older adults.”
 Sharon Strauss- Founder & Director of Sunshine Food Pantry ~ Beaverton, OregonSharon Strauss founder and director of Sunshine Pantry in Beaverton, Oregon nominate by Becky Pardo-Jarvis who says, “Sharon Straus is a woman with a big heart and an incredible mission to help our local community with food, household goods.” Dave Bishop, Beaverton Police Chief shares, "She’s the most giving person I’ve ever met and is a godsend to us. We send people her way and she’s there for them." 
Monica Beemer - Executive Director of Sisters of the Road ~ Portland, Oregon‘Humanitarian Angel Award’ goes to Monica Beemer, Executive Director of Sisters of the Road, Portland, Oregon,. Nominated by Maureen A. Kenney and Sue Staehli,” Monica is a truly inspirational and visionary leader. She realizes that we are not separate. She approaches her work with deep compassion and listening; makes all people feel welcomed and valued. ~ Monica has shown me how nonviolence, gentle personalism and consensus-based decision making can become foundational to a strong culture of growth and innovation."