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Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame

MISSION STATEMENT

To honor in perpetuity those women citizens of Atlantic County whose contributions have been of greatest value for the betterment of their county.

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To celebrate and recognize women who have made outstanding achievements and significant contributions in their professional fields, to women's and girls' causes, or in community endeavors; and, to motivate and inspire young women to expand their horizons and fulfill their goals.

GOALS

  • To establish annual awards which honor outstanding women.
  • To educate Atlantic County residents about the contributions of women to our society.
  • To promote the enhancement of women throughout Atlantic County.

HONOREES

The "first" women of Atlantic County are a part of the rich history of women celebrated by the Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame. Honorees are chosen in the categories of Pioneers (P) for achievement prior to 1960, Contemporary Achievers (C) - post 1960

SELECTION CRITERIA

Inductee must be a resident who was born or raised in Atlantic County OR who has been employed in Atlantic County for at least 10 years. Nominations are accepted from individuals in the public and private sectors of the county. Candidates are selected based on Lasting contributions or achievements made to promote the enhancement of women, and women who have blazed
a new path for other women to follow.

 

ACWHF EXHIBIT LOCATION

The Atlantic County Women's Hall of Fame photograph exhibit of all inductees, through 2014, can now be seen at our new location in the skywalk between the Atlantic City Convention Center and the Sheraton Atlantic City.

CATEGORIES

Arts/Entertainment  • Law
 • Athletics  • Public Safety
 • Business  • Medicine/Health
 • Education  • Philanthropy
 • Entrepreneur  • Religion
 • Literature  • Science
 • Journalism/Media  • Social Services
 • Government/Public Service  

In Memory of Beverly I. Gilbert

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Beverly I. Gilbert was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame in 1998 for her contribution in Social Services as a Contemporary Achiever.  She was Executive Director and co-founder of the Atlantic County Women's Center. Beverly served as Treasurer and Scholarship Committee Chairperson for the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame until her death in 2016.