Flora Stone Mather Center for Women to honor inaugural Flora Award winners May 21

Two winners of the inaugural 2013 Flora Award—from the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women—will be honored in a free, public event May 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

The historical society is an institution with ties to the late social justice advocate and philanthropist Flora Stone Mather, whose memory the award evokes, said Dorothy Miller, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

The 2013 Flora Award recognizes women who collaboratively make a difference for women and children by addressing their needs with innovative approaches to social justice, service and advocacy.

The inaugural awardees, chosen by the Community Advisory Board of the Center for Women, are:

  • Terri T. Davis, director of family health and creator and manager of the Family Drop-In Center of Beech Brook, a mental health agency for children.
  • Priscilla Cooper, president of the Family Connection Center & Stop Targeting Ohio’s Poor (STOP), which advocates for change for poor women and children.

In addition to community recognition, each recipient receives $2,500 to further her community work.

RSVP by May 13 online at surveymonkey.com/s/floraawards or 216.368.0985. Free parking is available behind the WRHS.

For information about the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the Flora Awards, visit case.edu/provost/centerforwomen/.