Women leaders of the U of M health sciences honored

Monday, September 15, 2014

The George Family Foundation will honor Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., founder and director of the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Bobbi Daniels, M.D., CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians, for remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at their first Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders event on Tuesday, September 16.

Kreitzer and Daniels are joined by University of Minnesota regent Patty Simmons, M.D., Weisman Art Museum director Lyndel King and 80 other exceptional Twin Cities women leaders. 

“I find it immensely gratifying, the number of talented women who have led the Twin Cities in building institutions and solving significant social problems,” said Penny George, president of the award-giving organization George Family Foundation. “I hope the community realizes how very fortunate we are for their dedication and their leadership."

Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders will be held at the Guthrie Theater in conjunction with a preview performance of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Heidi Chronicles”.

The event celebrates women who have served as CEO, board chair or president of large corporations, colleges and universities, government and nonprofit organizations, health care, and major arts organizations in the Twin Cities. Nine groundbreaking women leaders will also be honored posthumously at the event for their contributions in creating the quality of life present in the Twin Cities today.

The mission of the George Family Foundation is to foster wholeness in mind, body, spirit and community by developing authentic leaders and supporting transformative programs serving the common good. The guiding philosophy of the George Family Foundation is to invest in people, programs and initiatives that further the mission of the Foundation and help build the communities in which we live.