ABOVE PHOTO: From left to right; Dr. Janet Samuels, Superintendent of the Norristown Area School District, Mr. Robert Bogle, CEO and President of the Philadelphia Tribune Newspaper, Mrs. Tanya Hill-Holliday, Owner, President and CEO of TanWay Enterprises, LP & Ms. Thera Martin, Radio and Cable TV Talk Show Host.
The R.O.S.E. Foundation (Recognizing Opportunities for Service and Education), the charitable arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter recently held the “Main Event: An Evening of Celebration” at the Valley Forge Casino Resort with over 450 individuals in attendance. The event recognized community visionaries and celebrated 20 years of services provided by PBO. The theme was “Preserving Our Legacy … Building Tomorrow’s Leaders.”
It was in this vein that they honored community visionaries who have made a difference; Robert Bogle, CEO and president of the “Philadelphia Tribune” newspaper; Tanya Hill-Holliday, owner, president and CEO of TanWay Enterprises, LP; Thera Martin, radio and cable TV talk show host and Dr. Janet Samuels, superintendent of the Norristown Area School District.
Lincoln Financial was awarded the “Corporate Mentorship Award Several corporate sponsors supported the event. The master of ceremonies for the event was Dray Clark, reporter and weekend anchor for NBC10.
Along with the recognition of honorees, guests enjoyed listening and dancing to the music provided by “The Right Time Players,” photo sessions, a silent auction and a scrumptious dinner.
The R.O.S.E. Foundation is a 501(c)3 designated non-profit community organization whose charitable purpose is to secure resources in order to positively impact the quality of life for deserving women and their families. The foundation has been operational since September 2003 and has a solid record of effective and financial responsible programs in Montgomery and Bucks Counties.
For example, they performed more than 12,000 hours of community service from 2014-2017. Additionally, they have provided more than $100,000 that has been used for collegiate scholarships, in support of youth empowerment programs and mental/women-focused health forums. They’ve also actively supported women in transition, such as women veterans of the U.S. Military.