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Anna Radoff Receives Senior Woman's Service Award

Alumnae of Northwestern University honor Weinberg senior for volunteer service

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June 9, 2014
Video produced by Matt Paolelli

Evanston, Ill. --- Anna Radoff is the recipient of the 2014 Senior Woman’s Service Award given by The Alumnae of Northwestern University, The award, established by The Alumnae in 2002, honors a senior woman for volunteer service during her undergraduate years at Northwestern University.

Anna, from Orinda, Calif., is graduating this June with a major in anthropology and a minor in global health, while actively focusing on volunteer efforts and participation in campus life.

She has been involved with the student advisory board to Student Affairs, Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM), and her sorority, where she held a philanthropy chairmanship. She helped found the Northwestern University chapter of Oxfam, the international human rights and relief organization.  Due to her tremendous dedication and time commitment, Anna implemented two new programs for Dance Marathon, while serving as the 2014 executive co-chair. The first entailed securing money from Associated Student Government (ASG) to fund registration fees for low-income students, which developed into a mentor program to help support those who were having trouble fundraising, teaching them the skills necessary to accomplish it on their own. The second was a program in which a child involved with the NUDM primary charity beneficiary (Team Joseph, to combat Duchenne muscular dystrophy) was paired with a team of dancers to help foster relationships throughout the year, making the weekend of dancing more meaningful to the participants. This year’s Dance Marathon raised a record amount of more than $1.3 million.

“Anna not only helped Dance Marathon raise a record amount of money, but the new programs she initiated as co-chair leave Dance Marathon stronger than ever before,” says Dee Hanlon, president of The Alumnae of Northwestern University.  “We are so proud to honor her with this award.”

Anna received the Senior Woman’s Service Award of $2,500 at The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s Annual Board Meeting, which was held in May 2014. She will also be recognized at Honors Day and commencement. Next year, she will be working for Teach for America in Chicago.  

The Alumnae of Northwestern University is an all-volunteer organization of women that raises funds for a wide range of projects to benefit Northwestern while sharing the university’s academic resources with the community through its Continuing Education program. Founded in 1916, The Alumnae has given more than $6 million to the university in the form of grants, fellowships, scholarships, an endowed professorship, funding for special university projects, and summer internships.  For more information, visit The Alumnae website at www.nualumnae.org.