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MADECONNECTIONS D R I V E N TO S U CC E E D PAY IT 4WARD HONORS BRUNCH SERIES M A K I N G A N T H O U G H M E N T O R S H I P I M P A C T It is fitting that the “Women Who Pay It 4ward” Honors brunch series made an appearance in the “Queen’s City” of Charlotte, N.C. Four women influencers making their mark in the city were honored by BMW of North America and MADE Magazine at ClubONE in Charlotte. Brunch delights were curated by chef, TV personality, writer and one of the food industry’s newest and sassiest rising stars, Palak Patel. The event was hosted by Erica Bryant, Emmy Award winning journalist and weeknight co-anchor at WSOC-TV “Channel 9 Eyewitness News.” Bryant emceed the formal program where the following women were recognized: VERONICA FOSTER – Serving as Deputy Chief Of Police for the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Department, Foster is a 26-year-veteran of the police department. Foster received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Master’s in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. She is also the founder of CMPD HOPE, a non-profit organization that financially assists CMPD personnel in times of financial crisis. Recently, Foster was recognized by the American Cancer Society for her service as a Road to Recovery Driver where she volunteers to take cancer patients to treatment. TIF FANY LYNN JONES – The current Area Development Director for UNCF Charlotte Area Office, Jones is responsible for establishing short- and long-range goals and conducting comprehensive, cost- effective annual fund raising campaigns within her area of operation to support the 37 UNCF member institutions. As an undergraduate, Jones studied Mass Media and Broadcast Journalism at Hampton University, and Sociology at Norfolk State University. With a passion for helping others, Jones is an avid supporter of various national, community based and civic made-magazine.com | 6