Former First Lady Laura Bush inspires Tiffany Circle members during Leadership Summit


Former first lady Laura Bush addresses a room of American Red Cross Tiffany Circle members

Members of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts Tiffany Circle attended the sixth annual Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, DC that celebrated the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle members who have raised more than $40 million for the Red Cross since 2007 and worked to further advance the power of women as a force for good.

“Attending the Annual Summit is similar to a ‘runners high’ for me,” said Karen Teller, Tiffany Circle Vice Chair, Eastern Massachusetts Region and Boston Marathon runner. “Hearing first hand what our American Red Cross is doing everyday around the nation and the world, reenergizes me to come back to Boston full of new ideas of ways to help in my local community. I am proud to be part of the American Red Cross.”

From Left: Françoise Bourdon, Gunjan Kedia, Karen Teller, Rosalie Clough, Gail McGovern (President, ARC), Robyn Redfield, and Geri Denterlein

The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists from 68 regions across the country who commit a minimum of $10,000 a year in support of Red Cross work. The yearly summit is an opportunity for members to share their best Red Cross practices, allowing others to implement these new ideas in their communities.Tiffany Circle members follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services.

Highlights of the Summit included an inspiring keynote address by former First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush; and featured speaker, Quebec’s First Lady, Michele Dionne, a Red Cross volunteer, who shared practical insights from her personal experiences. Award-winning country music star, Jo Dee Messina, entertained a delighted group.

Red Cross partners, Wells Fargo, Lifetime Television and Northern Trust generously sponsored Summit events.


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