Please join us in celebration of our 2019

"Ladies Leaving Legacies" 

Award recipient:

Mrs. Gladys Bettis

The "Ladies Leaving Legacies" Award recognizes extraordinary achievers and is given as a testament to their stellar personal success, and sterling accomplishments related to supporting philanthropic causes and dedication to service. Mrs. Bettis gives of her time and talent to enrich the lives of others. Her generous outpouring of support to numerous causes is an inspiration that calls others to give, create change and serve in their communities.  Her passion to create a better tomorrow is seen every day in her philanthropy.   

Gladys Bettis, affectionately referred to as “Mama Bus,” is the mother of NFL Hall of Fame and Pittsburgh Steelers running back “The Bus” Jerome Bettis. She is a founding member and past president of Professional Football Players Mothers Association (PFPMA). As a breast cancer survivor, Bettis works closely with the American Cancer Society, serving as an ambassador for its Pittsburgh initiatives, and is a proud member of Sisters Network, a breast cancer survivor advocacy and support group. She serves as president of The Jerome Bettis “Bus Stops Here” Foundation. Bettis is a sought after guest speaker and her philanthropy is nationally recognized. She serves as a board member for Detroit Sports Zone and Ebony Ladies/Fit Factor. Even with all of her accomplishments, she still refers to herself as a “mother first”.


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"Ladies Leaving Legacies" 

Award recipient:

Deb Honkus

Deb Honkus is Founder and Executive Chairman of NEP. Deb was the General Manager of Total Communications Systems (TCS) from 1978 until TCS’ merger with NEP in 1988, at which time she joined NEP. Prior to her current role as Executive Chairman she served as Chairman of NEP’s Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, President, Vice President and General Manager. Her in-depth knowledge and well-known reputation across the industry make her uniquely qualified to serve on our Board of Directors. 

Deb has received numerous awards, accolades and recognition for her work in broadcast, including the Ernst & Young Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Region Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (2001) and five Sports Emmys (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2010). In 2011, she was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting & Cable Women in the Game Award. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, the Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business Award, and the Broadcasting & Cable Technology Leadership Award. 

Over the years, Deb has earned her reputation as a visionary and effective leader who built a successful international business that values client relationships above all else. Deb–and NEP under her guidance–not only sets the standard for client service and production excellence, but has also built an organization where every employee is deeply valued and empowered to continually raise, meet and exceed the bar for customer service and satisfaction.


"Ladies Leaving Legacies" 

Award recipient:

Dolores Warwick

We are honored to announce our 2017 "Ladies Leaving Legacies" recipient: Mrs. Dolores "Dolly" Warwick.

This prestigious award is being given to Mrs. Warwick to honor her noteworthy impact on charitable fundraising.  Her indelible impact on the Pittsburgh community can be seen through her volunteerism and philanthropy.  Mrs. Warwick has devoted her time to philanthropic productions of charitable fashion shows produced by her company Folio Productions. This volunteerism  has impacted the Charitable community in innumerable ways.

It is with grateful hearts that we honor Mrs. Warwick for her outstanding charitable generosity!