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Honored by the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County - Marie L. O'Brien

Marie O’Brien, President and CEO of Enterforce, Inc. will be honored for outstanding volunteerism and community leadership by the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County during the 27th Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3, at the Country Springs Hotel. The event, the Fund’s largest fundraiser of the year, begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be emceed by Joyce Garbaciak of the WISN news team.

WAUKESHA, WI - Marie O’Brien, President and CEO of Enterforce, Inc. will be honored for outstanding volunteerism and community leadership by the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County during the 27th Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3, at the Country Springs Hotel. The event, the Fund’s largest fundraiser of the year, begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be emceed by Joyce Garbaciak of the WISN news team.

The 2011 honorees and their respective categories are:

Women of Distinction

  • Marie O’Brien, Nashotah, President and CEO of Enterforce, Inc., a workforce consulting, talent acquisition and management company based in Waukesha.
  • Carol Lombardi, Waukesha, former Waukesha mayor and civic leader.
  • Dr. Beth Erickson Wittmann, Oconomowoc, internationally renowned cancer specialist, author and researcher at Froedert Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Family of Women of Distinction

  • Pam MC Glocklin, Hartland; Meghan Lodes, Delafield; Colleen McGlocklin, Hartland – all active with Women for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.

Young Woman of Tomorrow

  • Allyse Jorgensen, Hartland, senior, Arrowhead High School, community volunteer.

Honorees were selected by a panel of Waukesha community leaders. Selection was based on professional leadership, civic and philanthropic achievement in family, education, public service, community life, and arts and culture.

“This year’s winners champion health, civic and community initiatives that impact residents of Waukesha County and beyond,” Kathleen Gray, Chair of the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County said. “Their contributions reflect the power within our community to create and support positive change through commitment to professionalism and volunteerism at the highest level.”

Winners will each be presented with a stained and etched glass art piece from Mary Krauski, artist and owner of Krauski Art Glass, Hartland.

Proceeds from the luncheon support The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, a permanent fund of the Waukesha County Community Foundation. The Fund supports programs and organizations that help women and girls of all ages and socio?economic levels.

Since its inception in 2004, the Fund’s permanent endowment has awarded 79 grants totaling approximately $250,000 to 41 Waukesha County nonprofit organizations, including the Women’s Center, Parents Place, and Lake Area Free Clinic.