2006 TORCH AWARDS
The second annual Torch Awards was held May 19, 2006 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The black tie gala is held to honor individuals who have blazed the trail in their selected professions and have empowered their communities through service. The proceeds of the fundraiser will benefit the programs and initiatives of Legacy Ladies, Inc.
The special guest for the evening were Mary Cleveland and her eight children (2006 Adopt-A-Family), Ms. Claudia Pearce, Chairperson of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Southern California Resource Group, and the winning scholarship recipients, Katrina Chambers and Qeshanda Strother of Crenshaw High School were awarded $5,000 each. This year, the Legacy Ladies awarded the first recipient of the Legacy Ladies – Ashley Morgan Freeman Scholarship of $10,000 to Marlissa Collier.
The 2006 honorees were The Honorable Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, Cathy Hughes, Dr. La-Doris Mc Claney, Theodore Snyder and Nancy Wilson.