From (L to R): Friends of the Library President Mary DeMers with honorees Dr. Carol Daderian and Jean Vicenzi, WomanSage emcee and nominator Donna Friess and honoree Katie Shreve at the Family Matters awards dinner in Costa Mesa. Photo: Barbara Kimler
From (L to R): Friends of the Library President Mary DeMers with honorees Dr. Carol Daderian and Jean Vicenzi, WomanSage emcee and nominator Donna Friess and honoree Katie Shreve at the Family Matters awards dinner in Costa Mesa. Photo: Barbara Kimler

The Capistrano Dispatch

Orange County nonprofit WomanSage recognized 12 community and business leaders at its annual Family Matters awards dinner on Nov. 10 in Costa Mesa. Fifth District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett was the evening’s keynote speaker.

The 2015 Family Matters honorees from the San Juan Capistrano area are: Dr. Carol Daderian, DDS, honored for philanthropy; Katie Shreve, recognized for child development; and Jean Vincenzi, honored for her contributions to education.

San Juan Capistrano resident and WomanSage First Vice President, Membership Donna Friess recognized each of the women honored for their commitment to improving the lives of Orange County families. Friess was also recently honored Nov. 21 for her debut novel, The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest, at the Southern California Book Festival.

WomanSage is an Orange County-based nonprofit organization that supports women facing transitions and serious life challenges. The organization collaborates among its members and community-based organizations to provide services and a source of encouragement to women in challenging life circumstances. For more information, visit www.womansage.org or call 949.622.4210.

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