Barbara Hurley of Verona, founding president of the Association for Women in Communications–New Jersey Chapter (AWCNJ), will be honored at its fourth annual Recognition & Networking Breakfast. The chapter will also present the “Women Who Will” award to Kristina Lee Grandstaff of Roxbury, founder of a volunteer organization helping women to recover from domestic abuse, at the event on Friday, June 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202, in Basking Ridge.
In honor of its 15th anniversary, AWCNJ will present its Founder’s Award to Hurley, director of marketing and communications at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she has served nearly 25 years in a variety of roles. Hurley helped establish AWCNJ in 1997 and served as its first president.
AWCNJ presents its annual “Women Who Will” award to an outstanding woman in communications who demonstrates continuing commitment to the personal and professional advancement of women. Grandstaff is the volunteer executive director of Freedom Forth, a nonprofit that provides low-income women and domestic abuse survivors with counseling, health services, legal referrals and career training, as well as parenting skills and financial literacy.
Tickets to the event are $35 for AWCNJ members and $45 for non-members, and you can buy them online.