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A Conversation With Champions - "See Why It's Different Out Here"
Summit FCU Pavilion, Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY
Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Doors open - 12noon


This year's panel of LPGA Players and their caddies includes the dynamic duo of Lorie Kane and Danny Sharp; husband and wife Karen Stupples and Bobby Inman; the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship winning team of Stacy Lewis and Travis Wilson and rookie Lexi Thompson and her caddie Greg Johnston. Witness first hand their chemistry on and off the course and how they adapt to life on the road. Golf insider Gail Graham serves as moderator

The 2012 Nora Bredes Leadership Award winner:

Hollis S Budd


Hollis S. Budd is the first Executive Director of the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. The Farash Foundation is dedicated to the civic and religious communities of its founders, who believed in the importance of education in all of its aspects and knew the power of entrepreneurial creativity. One of the largest foundations in upstate New York, the Foundation places its highest priority on endeavors designed to transform the lives of individuals and the work of organizations. The Foundation makes grants to community organizations in Monroe and Ontario counties, half of them for Jewish projects and programs.

Holli Budd


Ms. Budd joined the Farash Foundation on January 1, 2011 after a thirty-one-year career at the University of Rochester. Her most recent position at the university was as Associate Dean for MBA Administration and External Relations at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. During her tenure at the UR, she also served as the university's first female vice president. Ms. Budd currently sits on the Simon School's Executive Advisory Committee and Dean's Forum. She served as a trustee of the Farash Foundation from 2007 until her appointment as Executive Director in 2011. She has also served on numerous community boards including the JCC, Jewish Family Service, Memorial Art Gallery, Friends of School of the Arts, Junior Achievement, and Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management.

This award was established by the Wegmans LPGA Championship and the University of Rochesterís Anthony Center for Womenís Leadership in memory of former Director Nora Bredes. The award commemorates Bredesí exemplary life and vision for women as leaders. The award honors a Rochester woman whose career, leadership, energy and wisdom promise to continue to realize womenís full social, political and economic equality. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, the Polisseni Agency & the Wegmans LPGA.