2013 Visionary Award Honorees

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Visionary Awards! The Visionary Awards honor dedicated trailblazers: people whose exceptional work and vision have paved a path to prosperity and a brighter future for our region’s women and girls. Please leave messages of congratulations in the discussion at the bottom of this page, or go to Facebook or Twitter and use #Visionary.


Rick & Marion Ballard

Marion and Rick say they believe that an investment in women is the best investment one can make. Marion is a founder of The Women's Foundation, was the first chair of the board, and has the longest record of annual consecutive giving - starting 17 years ago! Rick joined her shortly after.

They have both been members of the Washington 100; served as Leadership Awards volunteers; and served on the Leadership Luncheon host committee, including chairing the luncheon. Their shared belief in, and individual commitment to the power and potential of women and girls, the Washington region and The Women's Foundation are why they received the 2013 Visionary Award.



Anne Mosle

Anne was the longest-serving president of The Women's Foundation, leading the organization from 2000 to 2007. Under her leadership, the Foundation received its first million dollar gift, launched the Stepping Stones program, and became one of the five fastest-growing women's funds in the nation.

Now, as vice president of the Aspen Institute and executive director of the Ascend program, Anne has remained an active local philanthropist, while at the same time taking to the national stage a message about the importance of investing in women as a way to build families' economic security. Her longtime support, vision and leadership are why Anne has received the 2013 Visionary Award.



Sharon Williams

Sharon is a nurse at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. She received her nursing certification at Prince George's Community College, a Women's Foundation Grantee Partner. Sharon went to PGCC to get the credentials she needed for a job with good wages that would enable her to build economic security for her family. She received a scholarship to Notre Dame of Maryland University to complete her bachelor's degree. 

Sharon's success has not only benefited her and her three children, it has helped her show other women that it's in their power to improve their lives. Her ability to overcome obstacles, her determination and her drive to help others are why Sharon has received the 2013 Visionary Award.


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