DWPC Gala Committee

Honoring Women Who Are Making a Difference in Our Community

A strong community doesn’t just happen. It takes commitment and consistent effort from a group of dedicated residents and business partners. The work is sometimes fun – like the Dublin Irish Festival – and always rewarding. Volunteers and community leaders do not undertake these efforts, large and small, for glory or recognition. There are some women, however, whose contributions certainly deserve to be honored, and that is exactly what members of the Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club do each year.

The Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club hosts the Annual Gala, our signature fundraising event, in recognition of women who are making a positive and lasting impact on our community. Club members recommend area women who they respect and know, with club members determining each year’s honoree.

Members and friends gather to recognize women from our area who have contributed to the betterment of our community through philanthropic endeavors and a commitment to the Dublin community.

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This Year’s Honoree — Rachel Dean-Haas

Rachel Dean-Haas’ passion for serving her community is at the heart of all her work. Her business, Dean Insurance Group, has built a thriving book of business one relationship at a time. For every referral received, Rachel makes a donation to a non-profit, evidence of the philanthropic thread that is woven throughout her career.

Rachel and her family started 5000 Acres, a produce farm dedicated to providing healthy and flavorful produce to local families, regardless of their means. In addition, 5000 Acres donates weekly to local food pantries in Plain City and Dublin.

Rachel has served on a diverse collection of boards including the Dublin Arts Council, the Historic Dublin Business Association, the Dublin City School’s Business Advisory Council and the Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club (DWPC). It was with the DWPC where Rachel leveraged her partnerships with other non-profits to collaboratively organize and execute mission-focused community events.

Past DWPC Honorees

2023 Honoree
Deborah H. Johnson

Deborah H. Johnson, AKA “DJ the Dream Coach” is an accomplished educator, author, life coach, inspirational speaker, and storyteller. Heralded as a positive force wherever she goes, she will energize, educate, and inspire you.

2022 Honoree
Deb Papesh

Since 1995, Deb has been a pillar in volunteer work for Dublin City Schools. With a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a passion for family literacy, Deb was instrumental in developing the Riverside Radiant Reader’s Club.

2020 Honoree
Dr. Carol Clinton

Dr. Clinton is the founder and visionary of Timeless Skin Solutions. She is the foundation of Timeless and those who know her best, describe her as strong, compassionate and empowering – not to mention brilliant!

2019 Honoree
Jamie Mollwitz

Jamie is the owner of boutique BOHO 72, who gives back to more than 30 causes per year through donations and special events hosted in her store, where she has served Dublin for more than seven years.