Perkasie-Based Nonprofit Names Their ‘2023 Woman of Influence’ Honoree

Image via Bright Horizon Foundation.
Bright was acknowledged for her work with students in the Philadelphia region.

A nonprofit in Bucks County is acknowledging a local businesswoman for her contributions to the community and business world.

Pearl S. Buck International, located at 520 Dublin Road in Perkasie, acknowledged Yvette Dapremont Bright as their 2023 Women of Influence honoree.

Bright is the founder and President of the Brighter Horizon Foundation, an organization that assists first generation minority students in Philadelphia attain a college degree or an associate degree in the trades, all debt-free.

“Our Woman of Influence Award honors women who follow in Pearl Buck’s humanitarian, cross-cultural, and advocacy footsteps,” the organization said online. “We will be celebrating Bright at an Award Dinner and Presentation on September 21.”

The Bucks County organization announced their search for this year’s honoree back in early January. Past recipients of the award include writer Toni Morrison, politician Hillary Clinton, and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph.

“Originally established in 1978 as the Woman of the Year Award, the Woman of Influence Award honors women, who like Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author, activist, and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, have distinguished themselves in their career, devotion to family, and pursuit of humanitarian and advocacy goals.

Learn more about the award at Pearl S. Buck International.


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