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President Linda Hanson Honored for Leadership

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Hamline President Linda N. Hanson was honored as an exceptional leader at the first-ever “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” event. The event, presented by the George Family Foundation, recognized 84 women leaders who have made momentous contributions to the quality of life in the Twin Cities through their dedicated work and service.

"We are pleased to honor President Linda Hanson for her leadership and contributions to our community. I find it immensely gratifying the number of talented women who have led the Twin Cities in building institutions and solving significant social problems,” Penny George, president of the George Family Foundation, said. “I hope the community realizes how very fortunate we are for their dedication and their leadership."

The celebration honored women who have held positions as a CEO, board chair or president of large corporations, colleges and universities, government organizations, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, health care, and major arts organizations. Nine exceptional women were also celebrated posthumously for their successes and contributions.

The “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” event will be held at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and will include a preview performance of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles. Wasserstein’s play, written in 1989, tells the story of women struggling to make great contributions in the realms of art, business, and government.

The mission of the George Family Foundation is to foster wholeness in mind, body, spirit and community by developing authentic leaders and supporting transformative programs serving the common good. The guiding philosophy of the George Family Foundation is to invest in people, programs, and initiatives that further the mission of the Foundation and help build the communities in which we live. For more information, visit the George Family Foundation website.