Hundreds of Republicans gathered at the Sarasota Hyatt Regency ballroom on March 16 to honor Graci McGillicuddy, the awardee of the Republican Women’s Club of Sarasota's first ever "Republican Woman of the Year."
McGillicuddy was recognized for her lifetime work in helping victims of child abuse. She has served on the board of directors of the Child Protection Center and was appointed to the Governor’s Child Abuse Prevention and Permanency Advisory Council in 2008.
McGillicuddy also co-founded the All Star Children’s Foundation, a foster care charity that helps children heal from the trauma of child abuse.
“She is dedicated to the community of Sarasota,” said Republican Women’s Club of Sarasota board member Alicja Janson. “She is unselfish in everything she does and we wanted her to know how much conservatives in Sarasota County appreciate her.”
The Republican Women’s Club of Sarasota will donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to the All Star Children’s Foundation.