Dianne Callister Named 2010 National Mother of the Year

Thu May 6, 2010 12:12pm EDT

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Project Give Founder Recognized During Group`s 75th Anniversary Celebration
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Dianne Callister, President of the Singer Foundation and Executive Director of
Project Give, has been named the 2010 National Mother of the Year by American
Mothers Inc (AMI). The award was announced at the organization`s 75th
Anniversary gala May 1 at New York City`s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. 

The award honors mothers who perform extraordinary deeds within their families
as well as their communities. Callister was recognized for her service as a
mother and involvement in the community. Through the Singer Foundation and
Project Give, she has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children
throughout the world. Along with her husband of 26 years and four children,
every member of the Callister family is active in giving back through various
charitable initiatives. 

"Dianne`s record speaks for itself," says Deanne Taylor, American Mothers Inc.
President. "She is a tireless and enthusiastic advocate for giving back and
because of that, she has changed the lives of countless people. Even with her
charitable deeds, she has never lost sight of her role as the spiritual and
moral compass for own family." 

The National Mother of the Year serves as a spokesperson for the organization
and an ambassador to other groups with similar objectives. Callister will visit
many state chapters of AMI, while also helping it set strategic goals as a
member of the board. 

"Knowing the history of this organization, and the caliber of the women
involved, I`m honored that they selected me," Callister says. "Motherhood is the
ultimate career, and I`m thankful there`s an organization dedicated to honoring
and supporting moms." 

Callister was entered as a finalist after winning the California Mother of the
Year in January. Her Singer Foundation provides funds and leadership for
projects affecting children around the world. 

Project Give is a groundbreaking concept among non-profits in that it empowers
middle school students to become involved in their communities. The students are
granted as much as $5,000 and instructed to use it to solve community problems
at their discretion. 

American Mothers Inc. was formed by Mr. J.C. Penney`s Golden Rule Foundation in
the early 1930s as a committee to honor mothers. The first National Mother of
the Year was presented to Lucy Keen Johnson of Georgia in 1935. Every year since
then AMI has named a Mother of the Year from among the 50 states, Puerto Rico
and the District of Columbia. 

Today AMI is the official sponsor of Mother`s Day. For more information on
American Mothers Inc. please visit http://www.americanmothers.org/. Follow them
on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/americanmothers and Facebook. 

For more information about Project Give please visit
http://www.project-give.org. Follow Project Give on Twitter and visit their page
on Facebook. 

About Project Give

Project Give is a program designed to inform middle school-aged kids about the
needs and concerns in the world around them. Like its parent organization, The
Singer Foundation, Project Give is dedicated to making a difference in the world
by bringing people together to create positive change. As a part of Project
Give, middle schools are provided with up to $5,000 grants to fund
mini-foundations created by the students. Under the guidance of adult
facilitators, the students conduct careful research regarding the areas of need
within their own community and, working together as a team, allot their funding
and time to the charities that address the issues with which they are most
concerned. Visit the Project Give home page at http://www.project-give.org.

Project Give
Brandon Carter, 801-755-3335
Brandon@project-give.org

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