- SANDRA WILSON CHERRY AWARD -

- LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD-

– AWARD INFORMATION & HONOREE –

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:  gaineshouse@aristotle.net

 

 

-2017 Sandra Wilson Cherry Honoree-Dorothy Morris

PHOTO BY: William Harvey

ABOUT THE RECIPIENT

The 2017 recipient of the Sandra Wilson Cherry Award is Dorothy Morris, Hot Springs Philanthropist.  Dorothy is president of the Morris Foundation, which gives back to her community by providing support for culture in Arkansas. The foundation has invested more than $1 million for nonprofit projects and organizations in the state, including Garvan Woodland Gardens, the Arkansas Rice Depot and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, to name a few.

EVENT INFORMATION

The Sandra Wilson Cherry Award Dinner will be

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the

Clinton Presidential Library

Tickets are $200 per ticket, $2000 per 10 person table.

-PREVIOUS SANDRA WILSON CHERRY AWARD HONOREES-

2016
Honoree:
First Lady Susan Hutchinson
First Lady to Governor Asa Hutchinson
2015
Honoree:
Stephanie Streett
Executive Director
The Clinton Foundation
2012
Honoree:
Sharon Priest
Executive Director
Downtown Little Rock Partnership
2011
Honorees:
Theda Aud
Olds Foundation

Anita Cabe
C. Louis and Mary C. Cabe Foundation

2010
Honoree:
Janet Jones
The Janet Jones Company / REALTORS®
2009
Honoree:
Sharon Heflin
Bird & Bear Medical
2008
Honoree:
Martha Shoffner
Treasurer
State of Arkansas
2007
Honoree:
Elizabeth Small
President
PDC Companies