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Congratulations to 2020 Laura Penny Community Impact Award Winners

The Laura Penny Community Impact Award was created in recognition of Laura’s many accomplishments as the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s CEO from 2004-2014. Laura is a true change maker, so in her name, this annual award recognizes women leaders from Southern Arizona who are making a difference in the lives of women and girls.

For the first time ever, TWO women have been selected as winners for this year’s Laura Penny Community Impact Award – and they’ll both receive $1000 for professional development!

The 2020 awardees are Joy Baynes, Nurse Practitioner at El Rio Community Health Center, and attorney Lauren Dasse, Executive Director of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project. Congratulations to these outstanding individuals who are making a difference for women and girls every day in Southern Arizona.

“In a year when women’s reproductive health and the human rights of immigrant women and their families are under attack, the work of these two amazing women is both essential and courageous,” said Laura Penny, former WFSA CEO for whom the award was named. “It is our hope that honoring both women in these extraordinary times will bring greater visibility to the importance of their work.”

Congratulations to BOTH 2020 recipients! Read more about the awardees here.