2013 LGPA Conversation with Champions
Summit FCU Pavilion, Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY
"Pursuing Your Dreams"
Hear Professional LPGA athletes' stories of pursuing their dreams and translate that to your own hopes and aspirations.
This year's panel of LPGA Players includes Morgan Pressel, Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, and Nicole Castrale. Golf insider Gail Graham serves as moderator.
The Nora Bredes Leadership Award is also given each year in memory of the Susan B. Anthony Center's previous director, Nora Bredes. The award commemorates Bredes' exemplary life and vision for women as leaders. The award honors a Rochester woman whose career, leadership, energy and wisdom promise to continue to continue to realize women's full social, political and economic eqality.
Alyce Van Patten
Alyce Van Patten makes Rochester a place people want to live and work. As a professional who has worked for many years in the private sector, Alyce retired from Xerox after a 30-year tenure in many leadership positions. Rather than retire in the usual fashion, Alyce has worked more than fulltime, as a volunteer, on behalf of agencies serving women and children. Her indefatigable work has resulted in numerous charity organizations receiving strategic planning information, grant funding, guidance, and fundraising platforms and assistance. At the helm, Alyce has worked at too many charitable events to count and helped raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the local community. Additionally, with her street smarts, Alyce has guided not-for-profits in streamlining their processes and better managing their resources. Just this past year, she assisted with two mergers for not-for-profits resulting in fewer tax payer dollars being spent on board of director insurances, board of director time resources, and overhead generally.
Through all these leadership activities, Alyce is quietly in the background providing guidance not through her words but her actions. She provides women new in their careers with a role model as to how to act like a leader, while not forgetting she is a woman. Her grace-under-fire approach to problem solving makes people not only want to work with Alyce, but to listen to her as well. Alyce is no stranger to the LPGA, having volunteered for almost two decades with the tournament; 2 years as co-chair of player housing and registration, and all other years working within the scoring committee (leaderboard & recorder).
To read Alyce Van Patten's acceptance speech, please click here.
This award was established in 2012 by the Conversation with Champions Special Event and the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership in memory of former Director Nora Bredes. The award commemorates Bredes’ 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 women’s full social, political and economic equality.
Tickets are $50 per person and $350 for a table of 8. All tickets include lunch and admission onto the course for the day's tournament play.
Registration can be made by phone or online. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit the Wegmans LPGA website or call (585) 427-7100.
This event is co-sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, United Way's Graduation is the Goal & the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
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