Trustees' Council of Penn Women to Honor Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor With Beacon Award

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422April 3, 2008


The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women will present the Beacon Award to former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

The Beacon Award recognizes an outstanding person or institution that has taken the lead in furthering the advancement of women, through dedicated pursuit of and commitment to issues affecting women, with results that enhance the status of women.


Ms. O’Connor was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she served for 24 years before retiring in 2005. Prior to that, she was an assistant attorney general, state senator, trial judge and Court of Appeals judge in Arizona. She is chancellor at the College of William and Mary and on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation.


Huntsman Hall Auditorium, 3730 Walnut St., Philadelphia


4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10


TCPW, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is a national network of Penn alumnae who support, foster and promote the advancement of women and women’s issues within the University.