By Adam Zientarski
Los Angeles—The ‘pink’ carpet was rolled out on June 8th, 2013 for the Ladylike Foundation’s fifth annual ‘Women of Excellence Awards.’ The event took place at the Luxe Hotel near Beverly Hills.
The event featured honorees Cookie Johnson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Dr. Pamela Wiley-Wells, Dunia Elvir, and Shaun Robinson for charitable work in their communities. A handful of young women entering college also received scholarships to help lessen the financial burden of higher education.
Cookie Johnson is former basketball star Magic Johnson’s wife and a devoted philanthropist and child advocate. Wendy Raquel Robinson is an actress and producer. Dr. Pamela Wiley-Wells is the president of the Los Angeles Speech and Therapy Center. Dunia Elvir is an anchorwoman for Spanish television’s Telemundo network. Detroit native Shaun Robinson began as a broadcaster and is currently the host of Access Hollywood.
TPE’s Mother of the Year for 2013, Holly Robinson Peete, emceed the luncheon that included a silent auction. The auction tables were filled by a framed collage signed by President Barack Obama, sports memorabilia, and designer handbags among other items
The Ladylike Foundation “serves to promote inner virtue and femininity in every aspect of a woman’s life.” The charity offers courses on etiquette, relationships, health, fashion and even career planning to young women. Leah Cher Pump founded the Ladylike Foundation back in 2005 and has awarded thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships to young women throughout the country. Before founding the foundation, Leah was an educator for 11 years. She taught elementary students for 9 years before becoming the principal of the elementary school for two.
To learn more about Leah Cher Pump and the LadyLike Foundation, please visit http://theladylike.com.