2003 – New York, New York
Gladys Sullivan was born and educated in Lima, Peru. Her early years were spent “with the lovely nuns at the Convento de Maria Auxiliadora” and her education continued with an English major from Rosa de America in Lima. Travel and reading were her greatest early influences. Following her family tradition, she was involved in volunteer work, giving of time and resources to others. In Peru, she sat on the board of the British American Hospital and was president of its auxiliary. Her marriage to American John F. Sullivan brought her to the United States where she continued this tradition of service. Gladys served on the board of the New York Junior League, leading a number of its key committees. In 1982, she received the League’s Outstanding Volunteer Award. She also has served for many years as a board member of the YMCA and is particularly proud of her role in the fund raising and refurbishment of beautiful old “Our Lady of Peace” Italian Catholic church in her New York neighborhood, now restored “to its former glory”. Gladys was president of the Volunteer Development Council for the United Nations Delegation from 1993-95 and continues on its advisory board. She has served as co-president of the City Gardens Club of New York, a group founded in 1918 to preserve the beauty of gardens in New York’s five boroughs. Her special passions and interests: reading, riding (she competed in dressage in years past), tennis and golf. Gladys, her husband and immediate family reside in New York.