2012 Living Legacy Award Honorees
Patricia West Del Ruth and Thomas A. Del Ruth, ASC - Cinema
Lucy C. Lin
Chairman Heng-Tzu Hsu
|Mary Lyons, Ph.D. Education
Mary B. Maschal
|Velina Hasu Houston, Ph.D., Literature
David Straus Architecture
Randal Malone, Co-Emcee Southern California Motion Picture Council
Lee Ann Kim, Emmy Award-winning
Co-Emcee from SDAFF
Special Guest Appearance by
Legendary Actress from Little Women
Our Celebrity Host
|Gloria Lane, Ph.D.
Sally B. Thornton
Co-Chair WIC LLA
Bridget McDonald, Ph.D. CEO WIC
Marianne McDonald, Ph.D. Co-Chair WIC LLA
In Support of Women's International
Center (501c3) Education and Sistership Programs
WIC President Gloria Lane
andCEO Bridget McDonald
27th Annual Living Legacy Awards
World-Class Music, Brief Retrospective Videos, Star-Studded Evening with Highlights of the Birth, Growth and Future of WIC
Always in Honor of Past and Current LLA Honorees
Who Inspire New Legacies...
Saturday, May 5, 2012
at Crowne Plaza Hanalei, San Diego Hotel Circle
5:30-8pm including four-course Dinner
For over 27 years the Women's International Center has honored ground-breaking individuals from around the world who are making a big difference. We bring together hundreds of people to celebrate the accomplishments and lasting contributions of women, men, and organizations. Our honoree list of over 300 people is a veritable Who's Who of global innovators and humanitarians. Please join us this year for an unforgettable evening.
Celebrity Hosts: Legendary Actress Margaret O'Brien
(Little Women) and Film Star Randal Malone President, Southern California Motion Picture Council, Co-Emcee with Emmy Award Winning Lee Ann Kim, San Diego Asian Film Festival
Co-Chaired by Sally B. Thornton and Marianne McDonald, Ph.D. - Each to Receive Founder's Award
Presenting our 2012 Living Legacy Award Honorees:
Ashley Gardner and Tribute to Mary B. Maschal
Womens Museum of California
Chairman Heng-Tzu Hsu
Trailblazing Shaper of Taiwan: Sports, TV, Organic Farms, Policy
Velina Hasu Houston, Ph.D.
World Renown Playwright
Lucy C. Lin
International Vocal and Musical Arts
Mary E. Lyons Ph.D.
Rhetorician, Educator, Community Leader
Patricia West Del Ruth and Thomas A. Del Ruth, ASC
Pioneers in Cinema Arts
Premier Architect of San Antonio's River Walk / Paseo del Rio
And Down from Hollywood and Here in San Diego...
Legendary Animation Vocal Artist
Mary Cain Youngflesh
Face of Rosie the Riveter in 1942, Inspiring Millions
Featuring Bel Canto Ensemble from A Touch of Opera Studio led by Lucy C. Lin
including Chinese Dulcimer performance by Weiping Wang
Attire: Black Tie Preferred
This Year's Scholarship Recipients include:
White Rainbow Project (Aiding Widows in India)
Emem Okon (Organizing Women in Nigeria)
Berta Caceres Flores (Human Rights in Honduras)
Little World Community Organization (Crafts Creating Education in Pakistan)
WIC Congratulates the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS) for their 100th Anniversary
10 Million Girls from 145 Countries: Largest Voluntary Movement Dedicated to Girls and Young Women in the World
To volunteer, please contact WIC Executive Coordinator
Sarah Quincy: sarah.m.quincy [@] gmail.com
Please support our Education Outreach with your donations or by contributing silent auction items or gift bag fillers.
2012 Living Legacy Award Honorees
Ashley Gardner and Tribute to Mary B. Maschal Mary B. Maschal (1912-1997) founded the Women's History Reclamation project in 1983, which has grown to become the Women's Museum of California, one of only FIVE museums of women's history in the country. Currently under the leadership of the dynamic Ashley Gardner, former NBC TV host, producer, and Founder Earth Vision Productions. Ms. Gardner served for 11 years on the County Commission on the Status of Women and is now shaping the Women's Museum to be a world center for Women's History.
Heng-Tzu Hsu Maverick Shaper of Taiwan, Heng-Tzu Hsu is one of the premier personalities in Asia for her many roles in government -- alongside the President and VP of Taiwan -- in international sports management (particularly golf), organic tea farming, national television broadcasting, and business leadership. We hope that women around the world follow her inspiring and bold example.
Velina Hasu Houston, Ph.D. Internationally acclaimed playwright of over twenty plays as well as a published poet, essayist, and screenwriter. She published the first anthology of plays by Asian American women. Dr. Houston is a Commissioner for the US Department of State's Japan-US Friendship Commission. In her own words, she is "polytheistic, was educated globally in the kitchens and hearts of immigrant women from around the world, and is of Japanese, Blackfoot Pikuni Native American Indian, and African American heritage with historical ties to India, Cuba, and China."
Lucy C. Lin World renown Coloratura Soprano, Lucy Lin has brought together disparate cultures through music. Her performances have brought her to the Glyndebourne Opera in England, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, and South Africa. In Guam, she regularly hosted a Classical radio program, and in California, she founded the international "Touch of Opera Studio," now based in San Diego, with a history in Guam, Maui, Portland, and San Francisco. Recipient of many international prizes, Ms. Lin exquisitely mixes Asian and Western, traditional with modern, and classical with contemporary in a brilliant multi-cultural celebration of the musical arts.
Mary E. Lyons, Ph.D. Dedicated teacher, professor, rhetorician, administrator and community leader. Dr. Lyons has been an Academic Dean at the Franciscan School of Theology, as well as Rear Admiral in the US Maritime Service, and is currently President of the University of San Diego, a national leader in education that also provides R.A.D., a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only.
Patricia West Del Ruth and Thomas A. Del Ruth, ASC Two pioneering personalities in film and television. Ms. Del Ruth has produced Creative Café and Cinema Scene to promote education in the film industry by focusing on many prominent female personalities. She has worked on or in General Hospital, Hill Street Blues, LA Law, Crazy and Quicksilver, among many other credits. Two-time Emmy Award winner, Mr. Del Ruth ASC (whose director father has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) is most well-known for his innovative cinematography in over 72 films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Tora Tora Tora!, The Breakfast Club, Stand by Me, The X Files, ER, The Running Man, and The West Wing.
David Straus Premier architect of the River Walk / Paseo del Rio along the historic San Antonio River helping to create harmony between nature and city, benefitting everyone, at what would become the number one tourist destination in Texas, after he added more than 17,000 trees, uniting a sprawling urban center. Accepting on his behalf is General McGonagle.