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RoseMarie Lackey created Women’s Connection Ministry at the Erie City Mission, which for 100 years has primarily served men, and serves as Director of this program. This ministry brings women together across socioeconomic and cultural barriers to build relationships that are mutually supportive. RoseMarie also developed Bonker’s 4 Jesus, an inner-city summer camp that brings children an excellent opportunity to participate in arts, academics and athletics.
RoseMarie served from 1999-2006 as Athletic Director for Erie First Christian Academy, coaching girls Junior Varsity, Varsity, and fifth/sixth grade basketball. She has directed and coordinated fund raisers to support the Academy’s athletics.
RoseMrarie has also traveled to the Dominican Republic to work for women in the “Meeting God in Missions” program.
Prior to her own diagnosis of breast cancer in 2011, she raised money both locally and nationally for charities including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Prior recipients of the Woman of the Year Award:
1987 Dorothy Christoph
1988 Ethelmae DeMatteo
|1989 Sr. Joan Chittister||1991 Judge Stephanie Domitrovich|
|1992 Dr. Glenda Lawhorn||1993 Corrine Halperin Egan|
|1994 Linda Bebko-Jones||1995 Dr. Susan Criswell|
|1996 Judy Lynch||1997 Susan Kemenyffy|
|1998 Ruth Burton||1999 Rubye Jenkins-Husband|
|2000 Nancy Dusckas||2001 Dr. Loretta Seigley|
|2002 Margery Knight Kibler||2003 Sharon Heidecker|
|2004 Vicki Stetson||2005 Dr. Margaret Laukaitis|
|2006 Susanne Porowski||2007 Dr. Judy Smith|
|2008 Judge Susan Paradise Baxter||2009 Kim Stucke|
|2010 Linda Stevenson
2012 Debbie DeAngelo
|2011 Mary Graziano|