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Linda Estell honored as a 2024 Women of Achievement
Katie Stalter


Linda Estell

Women of Achievement has announced that Linda Estell, long-time Miriam volunteer and board member, has been selected as one of the 2024 Women of Achievement. The 10 honorees will be recognized and celebrated at the 2024 Women of Achievement Award Luncheon on Tuesday, May 14 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

Estell has served Miriam School and Learning Center (formerly Miriam Foundation) for 22 years on the board level and at Miriam Switching Post. At the Miriam Switching Post, she works hundreds of hours each year, using her creative talents to stage furniture, price items, assist customers and promote volunteering. Networking with area estate sale companies to increase the shop’s inventory and working with local media to increase profits has resulted in more need-based scholarships for the Miriam School’s unique learners. She is very excited to be a part of the progress from an elementary program to a middle school program and now a high school.

Linda’s dedication to Miriam is truly remarkable with her tireless efforts at Miriam Switching Post and on the board have significantly contributed to our mission of empowering unique learners. We are incredibly proud of her recognition as one of the 2024 Women of Achievement. Linda embodies the spirit of service, and we are grateful for her ongoing commitment to our organization.

Heather Kemper, Director of Advancement.

The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award, which was founded in 1955 and celebrates its 69th anniversary this year, is the oldest, ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer service and volunteer leadership of women. Each year, Women of Achievement selects 10 honorees from an extensive process beginning with nominations submitted by the public. The honorees are volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through uncompensated voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career.

“Our Honorees are celebrated for selflessly dedicating their time and talents to address diverse community needs,” said Women of Achievement President Kathie Winter. “Their unwavering commitment is inspiring, and their remarkable achievements have significantly improved countless lives. It is a genuine privilege to highlight their accomplishments and promote awareness about the causes they champion.” 

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