Salvation Army Women of Dedication Luncheon ‘50 & Fabulous’


Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the 2015 Women of Dedication Luncheon April 7 honored 15 women from the San Diego community.

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront set the stage for this event in which 850 guests celebrated the honorees.

The WOD luncheon is one of the largest fundraisers for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, with the funds going to support the new “Women’s Emergency Shelter” at the Door of Hope.

Carol Le Beau and Connie Conard served as this year’s chairs.

This charity event showcases women who have devoted their hearts, skills and talents to numerous organizations throughout the San Diego area.

This year’s honorees were Vicki Baron, Dr. Constance Carroll, Molly Cartmill, Diana Chalmers, Judith Jarco, Dr. Elizabeth Jones, Lisa Lundgren, Cinda Lucas, Micki Olin, Clarice Perkins, Doreen Schonbrun, Marti Showley, Holly Smith Jones, Lois Stanton and Lori Walton.

Kimberly Hunt was the emcee who presented the honorees on stage as she shared their stories along with her husband Billy Ray Smith, who officiated the Live Auction.

The 2016 WOD Luncheon will be chaired by Sherry Ahearn and Suzie Spanos.

Photos by Vincent Andrunas