Jewels of Glendale 2014 Nominations Open


JewelsHeaderThe Glendale Commission on the Status of Women invites the community to nominate outstanding women, students and veterans to be honored at the Tenth Annual Jewels of Glendale Awards Luncheon in May.

The Commission seeks nominations for the Women of Courage Award, Gem of Glendale Award (high school student) and Gemstone of Glendale Award (veteran) by Sunday, February 9, 5pm.

Nomination packets are on the City of Glendale webpage:

The luncheon will be held Thursday, May 8, at the Oakmont Country Club. For information on sponsorships or to donate a silent auction item, contact Tereza Aleksanian at 818-548-2000 or email

More information about the award categories:

The 2014 Women of Courage Award is for outstanding Glendale women who have – through strength, courage, and persistence – overcome hardship of any sort (physical, financial, or emotional) to become strong, positive role models for their community. Nominees must live, work, or study in Glendale. Organizations and individuals may submit up to two nominees; nominations are strongly encouraged from a wide range of fields. Posthumous nominations will be considered.

The 2014 Gem of Glendale Award is a $1,000 scholarship for one outstanding
high school senior who is engaged in community service that reflects the core values and mission of the Commission on the Status of Women. The community service should include service to women and/or girls in areas such as: homelessness, health, leadership, and financial literacy. Educators and organizations are encouraged to nominate eligible students for this scholarship.

This year, for the first time, the Commission is also seeking nominations for the 2014 Gemstone of Glendale Award, a $1,000 scholarship for a Glendale veteran who is engaged in community service that reflects the core values and mission of the Commission and can demonstrate the need for the funds to overcome obstacles to achieve academic goals. Educators and organization are encouraged to nominate eligible veterans, but individuals can also self nominate for this award.