SCORE Honors Barbara Kasoff of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) at the SCORE Awards in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.–SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” presents the Lou Campanelli Award to Barbara Kasoff, president, CEO and co-founder of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). Kasoff, who lives in San Francisco, Calif., earned this award for her outstanding individual volunteerism, philanthropic contributions and dedication to entrepreneurship and SCORE.

The Lou Campanelli Award annually recognizes outstanding individual volunteerism, leadership, vision and philanthropy in support of small business, entrepreneurship and SCORE. Kasoff will accept the award at the inaugural SCORE Awards and black-tie gala, which will be held at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 17. SCORE CEO Ken Yancey and Lou Campanelli will present her with the award.

A successful business owner and corporate executive for more than 20 years, Kasoff has been an active supporter for small businesses, including women and minorities, both nationally and internationally. She has linked together thousands of small business owners with her voice messaging network, enabling them to communicate directly with one another to improve their businesses, learn of programs, opportunities and appointments in the communities, improve the climate of entrepreneurship, and play a part in public policy-making. Her efforts to unite various organizations, has enabled small business owners to share information with each other, learn from one another, and become better informed in economic and political issues.

Kasoff has previously served as a member of the SCORE Board of Directors, president of the National Association of Business Owners (NAWBO) in Detroit, vice president of public policy for the national NAWBO organization, and on various community boards. Currently, she is president, CEO and co-founder of WIPP, a nonprofit, bipartisan public policy advocacy organization with more than half a million members, including 49 business organizations, educating and advocating on economic issues for women in business. Learn more at www.wipp.org.

About The SCORE Foundation: The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.

About SCORE: Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 8.4 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org and www.score.org/women.