Ashley Judd, Dr. Jen Welter and Dr. Ken Snyder to be Honored by Women’s Advocacy Organization

Posted By on February 8, 2018

Dr. Jen Welter

Arizona Foundation for Women has announced two additional honorees for its annual Awards Luncheon taking place on March 26 at the Arizona Biltmore. Dr. Jen Welter will be receiving the Voice of Women Award and Dr. Ken Snyder will receive the Marilyn R. Seymann Award.

The honorees will be joined by Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award winner and actress Ashley Judd.

“Dr. Welter and Dr. Snyder have both proved to be invaluable advocates for women in Arizona and we are so excited to recognize their efforts,” said Arizona Foundation for Women CEO Mesha Davis. “Both the Voice of Women and Marilyn R. Seymann Awards are incredibly important to our organization and we could not have imagined more worthy honorees.”

The Voice of Women Award honors an individual who has informed the public of women’s issues by making education and knowledge of said issues accessible, with responsibility and action.

Dr. Jen Welter was the first female NFL coach. She is also a gold medalist, inspirational speaker and former NFL player. She hosts football camps and recently released the book “Play Big.”

The Marilyn R. Seymann Award is named after the founder of the Arizona Foundation for Women and honors an Arizonan who has made a difference in the lives of women and children in Arizona

Dr. Ken Snyder has served as the dental director and pediatric dentist at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic and the satellite children’s program at the Chandler Care Center for more than two decades. The clinic aids women who have been victims of domestic violence by providing them with a career path in dental assistance that will help them transition into society.

Proceeds from the luncheon will support the operations and grant-making for Arizona Foundation for Women. Arizona Foundation for Women works to advance the status of women through research, advocacy and philanthropy. Sexual abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking are a few of the organization’s areas of focus.


Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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