Jo Ann Taylor Kindle '68 was named as one of Ladue News' 2019 Women of Achievement, with a story in the magazine's 05.09.19 issue: "From a 20-something empowering youth volunteerism to an almost 90-year-old’s lifetime of volunteer service, the 2019 Women of Achievement (WOA) are among the most diverse class in the storied St. Louis nonprofit’s history. 'This year’s honorees have filled voids with viable opportunities,' says WOA President Gwendolyn Packnett, Ph.D. 'These women are being recognized for their outstanding volunteer service and leadership, and have impacted the well-being of countless women and organizations across the region.' The new WOA class will be honored at the 2019 Women of Achievement Luncheon on May 14 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton. WOA was created in 1955 by the now-defunct St. Louis Globe-Democrat to recognize the volunteer achievements of local women committed to improving the quality of life across the metro area. The organization celebrates its 64th anniversary in 2019. In 1993, WOA became a nonprofit organization, and it continues its work today as St. Louis’ longest-running program honoring area women for their volunteerism.
"Honorees...include Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, awarded in the Spirit of Giving category for helping nonprofits achieve their goals in serving the community through her charitable roles as chairman of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and president of the Crawford Taylor Foundation, and Kalen McAllister, a retired prison chaplain, recognized in the Social Enterprise category for creating Laughing Bear Bakery to offer ex-felons employment opportunities." Read the article in its entirety here.