CENTURY CITY - Earlier this week the Century City Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2012 Women of Achievement (WOA) Annual Awards Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. We are proud to say Karen Wagener, of the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation was among this year’s honorees.
Each year the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council (WBC) recognizes local women whom inspire many through their commitment to excellence and professional dedication. Nomination forms, made available through a variety of outlets, are reviewed by the WBC, whom then selects six professional career women. These talented women embody a devotion to making their communities stronger; a dedication to raising funds and awareness for a multitude of non-profit and charitable organizations; and a commitment to mentoring other women in their careers.
Honoree Karen Wagener currently serves as the President of the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation – the major source of private support for the Los Angeles Fire Department that raises funds to provide equipment, training, community and youth programs that are not included in the city budget. Her professional background includes nine years as President of the Los Angeles Police Foundation and six years as the Executive Director for the Volunteer Bureau of L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan. As a volunteer, she has been active with KCET, UCLA Alumni Association, Leo Baeck Temple, the American Jewish Committee and Christmas in April, South Central Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Fire Department sincerely thanks Karen for supporting us, and encourages all to visit...
Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department