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North Star Gives Charity Fundraiser Celebrates Eight Women

By Terran Duhon
Photography by Greg Harrison

Women are capable of extraordinary things. Whether it is the many little victories battled and won throughout the day to starting their own charitable foundation to assist those with specific needs, eight women were recently honored for their talents at North Star Gives for being extraordinary in their own right.

The event, presented by the Volvo Center of San Antonio, in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, honored Gilda Canavati , Lynnette Embrey, Amanda Graybill, Margie Kramer O’Krent, Patricia Pratchett, Michelli Ramon, Cari Breakie Richardson, and Liz Tullis for empowering the potential of others. Their goal, through each of their individual charities, is to give a voice to those that otherwise would not have the ability to speak.

The night filled was with food, fashion, and fundraising. The hard work these eight women have put in to making a difference in people lives continues to be celebrated. Michelle Robertson, the senior marketing manager for North Star and The Shops at La Cantera, stated, “What inspires me most about these women is that despite balancing households, families and careers, they also find time to contribute their talents, grace and grit to life-changing organizations.”

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