Gigi Amateau, award-winning author and former community impact officer at United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, will receive $17,500 for education and personal development to strengthen her service to Richmond’s aging population and individuals working in long-term care.
The Pat Asch Fellowship is awarded annually to a woman age “50 or better” to advance social justice in Richmond.
The fellowship is named after the late Patricia “Pat” Morris Asch, lifelong community servant and former executive director of both YWCA Richmond and the Jackson Foundation, who fund this award.
Gigi has worked in the healthcare and human services sector for 30 years, holding several titles at United Way. She has worked to coordinate services for homeless in Richmond as Director of Community Initiatives: homelessness at United Way, and as a co-developer of a start-up phase of Homeward.
Mrs. Asch and the Jackson Foundation have been wonderful supporters of Jewish Family Services. JFS looks forward to working with the greater healthcare community to develop solutions for those who care for our aging population.