It was a magical day on May 13th at the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel where we held our 8th Annual Mae Abraham Legacy Luncheon celebrating women in recovery. Our guests were entertained by the passionate and amusing keynote address from actress and author Kristen Johnston, and inspired by long-time Ashley friend and supporter, Gill Fenwick, who was honored with the 2015 Mae Abraham Legacy Award.

This award, in recognition of Gill’s long-time commitment to Ashley, is long overdue. Gill holds the distinction of being one of Ashley’s first female donors and a woman who recognized the power of women’s philanthropy long before it became popular. Honoring Gill brings us full-circle, as Gill was on-hand at our inaugural event in 2008 – then known as the Women in Recovery Luncheon – and presented the first award to Mae Abraham herself.