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Washington, DC Awards Dinner

November 1

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Please join us at the

33rd annual SOAR! Awards Dinner

Benefitting aging and infirm religious

Friday, November 1, 2019
The Embassy of Italy
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Presentation

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Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo is the former president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. From 1997 to 2011 she was dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and before that Associate Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Purdue University. Dr. Woo was born and raised in Hong Kong, and immigrated to the United States to attend Purdue University, where she received her B.S., M.S.I.A. and Ph.D. degrees, and became a member of its faculty. She was the first female dean to chair the accreditation body for business schools (AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and directed its initiative for Peace through Commerce. From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Woo served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services.


United Bank

United Bank, which comprises 142 full-service banking offices and 21 George Mason Mortgage, LLC locations, is located throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

United Bank is committed to assisting low- and moderate-income communities as a leader in community development loans and services, along with demonstrating excellent responsiveness to local credit needs through lending and investments.

United is also recognized for its charitable contributions supporting organizations that develop affordable housing, provide services to low- and moderate-income individuals, create thriving local downtowns through small business development, and provide job training services and opportunities for un- and under-employed individuals.


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Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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