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Dee Gore

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Joyce Stein Award Winner 2018: Dee Gore

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Dee Gore has devoted her life to being a trailblazer for women and children. She served as president of the YWCA board from 1988–1991.

In the 1980s, she received her securities license in a male-dominated industry and rose to manage the operations of the Boise branch of Piper Jaffray, retiring as a vice president in 2006. She empowered women to pursue and become the best versions of themselves. Dee’s mentorship of these and countless other women often led them on the life-changing path of mentoring others.

Dee accomplished vital work at the Garden City Library as a member and chair of the Library Foundation and was at the forefront of creating and keeping hundreds of programs funded that focus on lifelong learning for women and their children.

Dee’s leadership and guidance helped raise essential funds for the acclaimed “Bells for Books” mobile library that brings books to kids in lower income areas of Garden City.

One of Dee’s most enduring projects was the building of a special courtyard and amphitheater for the library. Today, the library’s courtyard holds events that attract more than 400 people. Garden City Mayor John Evans said, ‘If we could have named Dee “Foundation Chair-For-Life”, we would have done so!’

Dee has been selfless and giving for her entire life. She served as president of Boise’s March of Dimes and also its state president. She served on the Piper Jaffray Foundation Board for three years, successfully soliciting grant funds for the Booth Memorial Home for unwed mothers and a special education program to create a video project interviewing World War II veterans.

Dee’s ability to reach out and network is uncanny, and her fan club is vast and truly legendary. The bottom line is that she has always sincerely helped deserving children and their parents. The world is a much better place because of Dee Gore

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