Lise Bernstein, Maxine Clark, Carol B. Loeb and Sheri Sherman Named as 2015 Women of Achievement

Last week, Women of Achievement, the oldest, ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer service and volunteer leadership of women, honored its Class of 2015 at the 2015 Women of Achievement Luncheon on May 5 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Four of the 10 honorees — Maxine Clark, Lise Bernstein, Carol B. Loeb and Sheri Sherman — are local Jewish women who have dedicated their skills, time and generosity to make St. Louis a better place.

Their areas of designation are:

Lise Bernstein – Social Justice
Lise’s 25-year volunteer service has focused on women, children and families. She recognizes the underlying and systemic issues that affect their well-being. Through civic work and advocating for legislation in Missouri, Lise increases access to health care and public education, advances civil human rights, and promotes employment and sustainable wages.

Maxine Clark – Educational Leadership
Maxine is a tireless advocate for educational equality and excellence in St. Louis. She has dedicated her full efforts to improving urban public education and to supporting and mentoring female and minority entrepreneurs. Aside from the many boards she sits on, Maxine is the CEO/President of the Clark-Fox Family Foundation which is dedicated to regional growth and prosperity with a focus on education, urban renewal, health care and population growth through immigration.

Carol B. Loeb – Educational Philanthropy
Carol’s civic endeavors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education are empowering students all over the St. Louis region. Whether it is Washington University’s medical school, middle and high school mathematics and science curriculums, or in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) program competitions, Carol’s involvement in the community and her selfless contributions to education at all levels has created an everlasting effect.

Sheri Sherman – Humanitarian Concerns
Sheri has devoted the last 30 years to making the St. Louis metro area a better place. One of Sherman’s passions is the Missouri Children’s Burn Camp, where she has chaired a number of fundraisers, and serves as the VP for the Burns Recovered Support Group board. Sherman also was integral to the founding of The Jewish Light’s Unsung Hero awards.

“Volunteering is a vital part of the community,” said Women of Achievement President Nanci A. Bobrow, Ph.D. “For the past 60 years Women of Achievement has been recognizing the indelible impact and value of these volunteer leaders by honoring and thanking them publicly for their selfless contributions of energy, leadership and time. The honorees’ service has impacted thousands of lives, and changed the cultural and social landscape of the St. Louis region. The health, functioning and survival of a community rely on volunteer donations of services, time and resources, which represent an incredible economic savings and value to our community.”

Women of Achievement honorees are selected from nominations from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Metro East Illinois, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career. Women of Achievement considers nominees with significant volunteer impact in areas such as, but not limited to, education, arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and advocacy.

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you, on behalf of Women of Achievement, for the lovely
    coverage of four of our stellar 2015 Honorees. We appreciate your highlighting these amazing volunteers who give so much to our community. Their impact and contributions are immeasurable.
    Nanci Bobrow
    President – Women of Achievement

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