For the past three decades, the YWCA has hosted the Outstanding Women Awards, an event that recognizes women in Greater Richmond who have made significant contributions to our community through their exceptional leadership qualities, as well as for excellence, achievements, and dedication in their careers and society. There were nine winners for 2011 with categories including Arts, Business, Communications, Education, Health and Science, Human Relations and Faith in Action, Law and Government, Nonprofit Management, and Volunteerism. First celebrated in 1980, this signature event is recognized as THE women’s event in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Powhatan, Charles City, New Kent, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, and Goochland. This event is has over 900 in attendance each year. Ms. Johnston was the winner in the field of Health and Science.
Under the leadership of Ms. Johnston, Care Advantage has donated over $500,000 to an extensive list of local charities. Debbie’s belief that “one of the best things about growing a financially successful company is having the ability to give to others.” This is evident to thousands of people who are touched daily by her generosity. As owner of Care Advantage, Inc., a leading company for personal and companion home healthcare with 17 offices and sister offices throughout Virginia, Ms. Johnston’s compassion reaches thousands of employees, clients and others through her charity work. Her accolades include Entrepreneur of Richmond, Small Business Person of the Year, Leukemia society’s Woman of the Year, Big Brother Big Sisters Philanthropist of the Year, Bernard Savage Community Service Award, Commonwealth Catholic Charities Community Service Award , and Working Women’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.
Ms. Johnston and all of this year’s winners will be recognized at a luncheon at the Richmond Marriott on May 6, 2011. For more information and tickets please go to the YWCA website
Senior Living Guide is proud of Debbie and all her accomplishments to the community!