Last month, House of Ruth’s President & CEO Sandra Jackson was recognized as one of winners of the 2021 Purple Ribbon Awards under the Program/Shelter Executive of the Year category. The Purple Ribbon Awards are open to all organizations and individuals involved in the domestic violence field, and are judged and scored by a national panel of respected professionals from the domestic violence field.
House of Ruth staff were honored to nominate Ms. Jackson for this award. She has a unique ability to inspire trust and support from the House of Ruth community. In September 2020, the House of Ruth board unanimously promoted Ms. Jackson from Executive Director to President and CEO of House of Ruth. Her leadership and commitment to the work have been important assets to our clients, staff, board of directors, donors, and also the larger community of change agents actively working together to meet the needs of women and children in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Jackson cares deeply about the survivors of domestic violence and homelessness that House of Ruth serves. As an accomplished social worker and leader, she expertly applies her skills and wisdom to grow House of Ruth’s ability to bring healing, hope, and long-term stability into the life of each individual we serve.
Be sure to visit the Purple Ribbon Awards website to see the full list of winners!