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Classic Woman Awards 2014

Meet five amazing women who represent the best in American caring and giving.

Written by Rebecca Christian
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With deep gratitude and profound admiration, we salute the outstanding honorees of our 10th annual Classic Woman Awards. These five women are making a better future by giving themselves to the present. Their causes vary: mentoring at-risk children, organizing an army of teen volunteers, feeding the children of Haiti, using the power of dance to transform lives, and enhancing the lives of adults living with autism. The common denominator is their extraordinary combination of love and compassion, undergirded by pragmatism and unshakable resolve.

Photography: Kathryn Gamble