Pres. McGuire Honored by Women’s Foundation
More than 1,000 people gathered for the Washington Area Women’s Foundation annual luncheon as Trinity President Pat McGuire received the Foundation’s Visionary Award for opening doors for thousands of women and girls in the Washington region, as president of Trinity Washington University for more than 30 years, and as an advocate on numerous boards of nonprofit and educational organizations and foundations. Many Trinity students, alumnae, faculty, staff and trustees attended the celebratory event on October 15, 2019. Prince Geoge’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Dr. Tammy Mann, president and CEO of The Campagna Center, were also honored with this distinguished award.
President McGuire, who has always been inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do,” became president of Trinity in 1989 and transformed the campus, opening doors to women of all ages who dreamed of college, but found too many doors closed to them.
Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, president and CEO of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, said in her remarks, “If you know Pat McGuire, you know she speaks up, she speaks out, and she is not afraid to say what’s on her mind. And because Pat McGuire does that, thousands of women and girls have so many doors open for them.”