The Alice Paul Institute invites you to join us for a special virtual event as we reflect on our vibrant history and share our vision for the future. The highlight of the Our Foundation, Our Future event will be honoring the dedicated leadership of recent Board Chair Linda Coppinger, as she and API's Executive Director Lucy Bear introduce our guests to Deirdre Webster Cobb, our newly appointed Board Chair.

Guests will also hear from several dynamic members of API's Girls Leadership Council as they share with you why their involvement with API means to them.

We are very thankful that members of Impact100 South Jersey, a new supporter, will join us to share details about their financial support.
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    Lucy Beard
    Executive Director, Alice Paul Institute
    Executive Director Lucienne Beard has been active with API since 1994, first as a volunteer and a board member and from 2000-2007 as API’s Program Director, establishing the interpretive story for public visitation at Paulsdale and creating the Alice Paul Leadership Programs for girls. She has been the Executive Director at API since 2012. She has a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and an MA in American History from Rutgers University. Beard has served on the boards of the Girl Scouts, PA Museums, New Century Trust, and currently is Treasurer on the board of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and a steering committee member for the Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative and a New Jersey delegate to the Vision 2020.
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    Deirdre Webster Cobb
    Chair, Alice Paul Institute Board of Directors
    Deirdre Webster Cobb draws on more than 30 years of experience in the regulatory and administrative law fields in her work for the State of New Jersey. She has worked at several departments within the State of New Jersey including the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of the Treasury, and started her career in state government as a Governor’s Fellow with the Department of Personnel, now the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Chair Webster Cobb is a Past President of the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. and a former member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character and the Minority Concerns Committee of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington Vicinage. She is also a former Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Honorable Marie White Bell American Inn of Court Executive Committee.
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    Linda Coppinger
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    Barbara Irvine
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    JoEllyn Perry
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    Kyle Ruffin