Cuesta College and the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County Women’s Legacy Fund are excited to announce open nominations for the prestigious 2019 Annual Women of Distinction Awards. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate Women’s History Month (March) and recognize the contributions women have made in the areas of volunteering in the community, their profession and in philanthropy.

The four award categories are:

  • Progress for Women
  • Community and Public Service, Professional
  • Community and Public Service, Volunteer
  • Grace N. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement

“Cuesta College is excited to once again partner with the Women’s Legacy Fund and this year celebrate the achievements of women in our county,” said Shannon Hill, executive director of the Cuesta College Foundation/Advancement.

“There are so many women in the local area who work tirelessly helping others, in their professional careers and personal lives," said Mary Verdin, president of Verdin Marketing and past board president of the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. “We encourage the community to nominate those women who go above and beyond to make our county great.”

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo Campus in Building 5400, Room 5401. Food, wine and coffee will be served.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 1, 2019. For more information on the awards and nomination submission instructions, please visit To apply, please visit the following link: 2019 Women of Distinction Awards.