As we gear up for our 6th annual Over 40 & Fabulous! contest, we have decided to check-in with our previous winners to see what they are up to now.
Since becoming one of our 2011 Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 10 winners, Maria Walden-Sullivan has launched the philanthropic initiative, Operation We Appreciate Ladies of Our Troops (WALT) in 2014. WALT provides wedding dresses and other elements for a wedding to women in the military (active and reserve). This was formed in honor of Maria’s father, Walt Kaczmarek, and all he did for Maria’s family and the country while he served in the Navy. Maria says the ultimate goal of Operation WALT is to give back to the military in some way.
In the summer of 2015, Maria and her family welcomed the arrival of her granddaughter, Annabel. Most recently, she is preparing for the launch of her of her online dating business, iDate, an online dating resume/profile service to help the professional dater find true love.
To learn more about Maria Walden-Sullivan and our other 2011 Over 40 & Fabulous! winners, check out our June 2011 issue. To learn more about Operation WALT and how to donate email firstname.lastname@example.org.