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Dr. Maria Vallejo: The Portrait of a Woman

On March 22, 2012, the inaugural Portrait of a Woman Springmariavallejo_portraitpainter Luncheon was held to honor special women in the Palm Beach County community. The purpose of the event was to recognize these women and their charitable works, as well as to raise funds for Quantum House, a nonprofit hospital hospitality house established to provide a caring a supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition.

In addition to ASPIRA's Local Advisory Council Chair, Dr. Maria Vallejo, Provost, Palm Beach State College, the other honorees included Dorothy Sullivan, Countess Henrietta de Hoernle, Helen Babione, Suzy Minkoff, Sherry Frankel, Jacie Keeley, Bobbi Horwich, Lynda Levitsky.

mariavallejo_portraitThe women were recognized in a very unique and personal way. Six original oil portraits of the honorees, painted by renowned artist Renee Plevy, were unveiled at the event and will be placed in locations that are important in the lives of each of the women throughout the year.

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Vallejo and thank you for setting an example that our Aspirantes, male and female alike, can follow.