The Hellenic Spirit Foundation will honor 12 exceptional women during the fourth annual Athena Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis. The event, which will be emceed by KTRS (550 A.M.) News Director Victoria Babu, will highlight these individuals and)the impact of their achievements on the St. Louis community.

Honorees of this award are: Christina Anastas, Mary Zaman Angelides, Annette Venardos Entenman, Zelema Harris, Nancy Lieberman, Carolyn Losos, Elefteria Marcou, Amy Rome, Sally Roth, Joan L. Sheppard, Sharon Lee Tucci and Robin Wright-Jones.

Athena, guardian of the city of Athens and daughter of Zeus, was the patron of deity of kings. Representative of strategy, discipline, national defense, poetry and art, she was worshipped as a goddess, revered for her beauty and valued for her academic wisdom of philosophy and education.

Honorees of the Athena Awards are selected for recognition based on their support of humanity and commitment to community service.

The Hellenic Spirit Foundation was created by a group of Hellenic American professional and business leaders in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The foundation is supportive of educational pursuits and is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Hellenic language and culture.

Proceeds from fundraising events have enabled the Hellenic Spirit Foundation to contribute almost $1 million to further these ideals. Proceeds from the 2010 Athena Awards luncheon will benefit the scholarship program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

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Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter