Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

| May 2, 2016

Hana Stith (seated) displays the first ever Linda Ruffolo Dedication Award with her niece Karen Bryant (left) and daughter Robin Stith accompanying her. Stith was accorded the honor at this year’s Tapestry event. [PHOTO: Anita J. Dortch]

Hana Stith (seated) displays the first ever Linda Ruffolo Dedication Award with her niece Karen Bryant (left) and daughter Robin Stith accompanying her. Stith was accorded the honor at this year’s Tapestry event. [PHOTO: Anita J. Dortch]

By Anita J. Dortch

A Power Angel on Assignment

Renowned teacher, community activist and historian Hana Stith received Tapestry’s prestigious Linda Ruffolo Dedication Award on April 29 at the Memorial Coliseum Convention Center during the 2016 “Tapestry: A Day for You”  hosted by IPFW and cosponsored by IPFW and Parkview Health. The award was named for the first time this year in honor of the late community activist Linda Ruffolo also was honored, posthumously, during the event.

The 15th annual event’s mission is to inspire, to renew, to educate women of all ages and to raise funds for scholarships for students who study health and sciences at IPFW.

More than 1,600 in attendance enjoyed multitalented Emmy Award-winning comedian keynote speaker Vicki Lawrence.

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