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Three Outstanding Women Receive McDonald's 365Black™ Honors for Lifetime Achievement

Sep 21, 2005

McDonald's honored three outstanding women with its prestigious 2005 365Black™ Award. The awards ceremony, which was hosted by Ed Gordon of NPR's News and Notes, was held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Dignitaries from across the country gathered to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of McDonald's Owner/Operator Frances R. Jones, senior vice president of The Coca- Cola Company and chairperson of the Coca-Cola Foundation, Ingrid Saunders Jones and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) for their lifetime achievements and contributions in business, entrepreneurship and public service. The lifetime achievement awards are a key component of McDonald's 365Black™ initiative, created in 2002 to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African Americans all year long.

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