Maureen Walsh Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.– Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Maureen Walsh of Glendale for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a “Woman of the Year.”

“In addition to developing a successful career in marketing and press relations, Maureen has always found time in her life to volunteer,” Rep. Schiff said.  “From boosting literacy to bringing joy into the lives of medical patients, her dedication to enhancing the lives of others is exemplary and to be commended.”

A native New Yorker, when Maureen moved to Glendale in 1988, she became active on the Women’s Committee of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, where she worked on a program that brought music to students in Glendale schools. 

For the last several years, Maureen has been enthusiastically involved with the Cabrini Literary Guild in Glendale.  The Cabrini Literary Guild is a philanthropic organization organized in 1943, whose mission is to raise funds to support various charities in the Glendale area, such as Loaves & Fishes, YWCA of Glendale, literacy programs, as well as to promote a Writing Award Program with the high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles.  A member since 1994 and a board member since 1995, Maureen has held the offices of Membership Chair, Writing Awards Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and President.  Currently she is First Vice President in charge of programs at the association’s monthly meetings and is a participant in the Guild’s annual fundraisers.

Maureen joined Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Guild in 1999, joining their board shortly afterward.  The Guild’s mission is to financially support the Medical Center with its fundraising by making annual pledges -- profits from the Gift Gallery and the Guild’s annual benefits help make it possible for the Guild to provide these monetary pledges.  Maureen has served as served as First Vice President and Press Chairman of the Guild, and has acted as Chair or Co-Chair of the annual fundraising events, and is currently involved in the operations of the Gift Gallery.

One of Ms. Walsh’s most rewarding activities at the Medical Center is her participation in the Pets with Purpose program.  She accompanies her poodle/bichon mix dog, Beau, a participant for nearly five years, as he “makes his rounds” visiting patients in the medical center two Saturdays a month.  Maureen is delighted to have the opportunity to help impact the patients’ lives and to see the happiness that Beau’s visits bring.

Every March, during Women’s History Month, Rep. Schiff honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.  These women come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region.  While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who — through their work or volunteerism — have improved the quality of life for our community.

Rep. Schiff represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City