UNITED STATES−The Palm Beach Atlantic University selected First Lady Melania Trump
as the recipient of the 2020 Woman of Distinction award.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the award has gone to two distinctive individuals for the past 28 years. Melania will be honored on February 19, at the Breakers.
“Our First Lady is an exquisite human being, a magnificent wife and life partner, a superb mother and outstanding first lady, who represents us brilliantly in the United States and worldwide. Melania is a perfect example of a Woman of Distinction and we are most proud to honor her,” said Eileen Burns, Co-Chairwoman of the even to the Palm Beach Post.
The First Lady traveled promoting her signature initiative launched in May 2017, the ‘Be Best’ campaign promoting promotes the well-being of children. The campaign speaks out against bullying and opioid abuse.
Francis Fischer, who co-chairs the award with Burns, told reporters that Melania Trump is only one of two First Lady’s selected; the first being Jacqueline Kennedy. Fischer noted that President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy resided in Palm Beach at their ‘Winter White House.’
According to the PBAU website, Palm Beach Atlantic University honors women who cherish community and family and focus on preserving these ideals for others. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit a scholarship fund for a deserving female student. The event is currently sold out.