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2019 Washington, DC Awards Dinner

November 1, 2019

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SOAR! held its 2019 Washington, DC Awards Dinner benefiting aging religious on Friday, November 1, 2019. To read more about the event and view photos, click here.


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 is the largest community bank headquartered in Greater Washington. For nearly 30 years, it has served the financial needs of area businesses and individuals, with an unmatched level of service and a commitment to building relationships. United Bank is a subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (UBSI), which has assets of approximately $19.8 billion, 139 full-service banking offices and 16 loan origination offices located throughout Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

United’s commitment to providing excellence in service extends beyond banking. It includes giving back to the communities in which its employees live and work, with a focus on the areas of children, education, healthcare, affordable housing, economic vitality and financial literacy. In addition to volunteerism, sponsorships and supporting local events, United provides investments, loans, leadership and technical assistance to community and economic development organizations, focusing on programs that serve low- and moderate-income people and small business development initiatives.

United was recently honored as the 2018 Top U.S. Bank Employee Volunteer Program by the American Bankers Association Foundation and recognized as a 2018 Washington Business Journal “Corporate Philanthropy Award” winner for financial giving and volunteerism.


November 1, 2019
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3000 Whitehaven Street, NW
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