Sandra Wilson Cherry Award
Each year, Gaines House honors a special woman who is a role model for the women we serve. This person is a success in both her career and in giving back to the community. The award is named after the late Sandra Cherry, who was an outstanding lawyer, serving as Assistant United States Attorney, and as President of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2001-2002. Winner of the U.S. Department of Justice’s 1999 Directors Award for superior performance by an Assistant United States Attorney, Sandra handled cases that became models for prosecutions across the country.
However, throughout her career, Sandra always found time to serve our community, serving as a board member of the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, the Governor’s Mansion Association, Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center, and as board president of Gaines House.
The Sandra Wilson Cherry Award Dinner is held each Spring. For information about the event, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkansas Public Service Commission
Downtown Little Rock Partnership
C. Louis and Mary C. Cabe Foundation
The Janet Jones Company / REALTORS®
Bird & Bear Medical
State of Arkansas
7th Annual Sandra Cherry Award Dinner
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Left to Right: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Board President Kathy Searcy, Secretary Julie Hart, Chairman Colette Honorable, and Past President Tonya Jones-Isaac
Jane Cherry, daughter of Sandra Cherry, with Colette Honorable
Board Member Jay Wisener, Tish Wisener, Board President Kathy Searcy, and Governor Mike Beebe
Colette Honorable, Chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, received the 7th Annual Sandra Wilson Cherry Memorial Award on the evening of February 21, 2013 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.
A capacity crowd of over 200 people attended the event, and heard remarks from Governor Mike Beebe, State Representative Darrin Williams, Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Mr. Sherman Tate, and Judge Mark Leverett.
Over $85,000 was raised to support the operations of Gaines House. The residents, staff, and board wish to thank Colette and our many friends for this successful event.