The George Family Foundation will recognize Dr. MayKao Y. Hang, President and CEO of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, as one of 84 exceptional women leaders making remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at its first-ever “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” event on September 16.
The event celebrates women who have served as CEO, board chair or president of large corporations, colleges and universities, government and nonprofit organizations, health care, and major arts organizations in the Twin Cities. Nine groundbreaking women leaders will also be honored posthumously at the event for their contributions in creating the quality of life present in the Twin Cities today.
"We are pleased to honor MayKao Hang for her leadership and contributions to our community. I find it immensely gratifying the number of talented women who have led the Twin Cities in building institutions and solving significant social problems,” said Penny George, president of the George Family Foundation. “I hope the community realizes how very fortunate we are for their dedication and their leadership."
“MayKao is a tireless champion for people in our community who need help, hope and training in their daily lives—both those served by the Wilder Foundation and others,” said Robyn Hansen, Chair of the Wilder Foundation Board of Directors. “The other members of the Wilder Board and I feel privileged to work alongside her and witness her leadership firsthand. She is a daily inspiration to us.”