Ernst & Young announced that Laura Varon Brown, Our Executive Director & CEO of Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region.
The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Laura was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 21 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
“I am incredibly humbled by this honor,” says Laura Varon Brown. “Our team has carried Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit to enormous strength and confidence in the care we provide to families facing cancer. The success of our recent mortgage campaign has allowed us to grow with confidence and evolve as the needs of those we serve grow more complex.”
“When I came to Gilda’s Club four years ago, I had moved on from a 20 year journalism career that defined me. I wasn’t terribly confident I would find another ‘home’ and professional family that would mean so much to me. Was I ever wrong. I am honored to represent us.”
The community surrounding Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit is incredibly proud of Laura’s hard work and dedication to this mission. The forward momentum of this organization will ensure that no one faces cancer alone.