One of four female role models to be honored for untiring dedication to the community
Brothers Redevelopment President Mary Ann Shing will be among the Hispanic leaders to be honored by the Denver Archdioce's Hispanic Ministry, Centro San Juan Diego, during its 6th annual Las Madrinas Tribute on May 16.
Shing will be recognized for exhibiting the 'spirit of La Madrina,' or the Godmother, in the community.
It's an honor that certainly applies to Shing's longtime stewardship of Brothers Redevelopment, where she celebrates her 30th anniversary with the organization this month.
Under her leadership, 'Brothers' has become synonymous with the provision of housing and housing-related services across the state. Overseeing a 40-member staff and $2,4 million annual budget. Shing has guided the agency to the point that it is able to serve more than 5,000 households annuually through the provision of affordable housing, home maintenance and repair and housing counseling. The agency also oversees the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline, which has fielded calls from more than 106,000 homeowners since its inception.
A member of the initial planning committee that helped develop Centro San Juan Diego and a current member of its advisory board, Shing is a member of the Annunciation High School Hall of Fame, an alumna of Denver Community Leaderhip Forum and the Hispanic Institutue's Leadership Program. In 2009, she was honored by the Girl Scouts as a Woman of Distinction.