PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh section has a lot of celebrate: 120 years of turning progressive ideas into action.
Like back in 1894 when it established the first kindergarten in Pittsburgh public schools.
“I love their motto: progressive, justice turned into action,” actress Marlo Thomas said.
And that girl, yes, Marlo Thomas is helping the organization celebrate. The famous actress came to Pittsburgh as a keynote speaker.
Her message to these women: don’t be afraid to dream, at any age.
“Women are pretty much the same, they face the same issues,” Thomas said. “How to balance their lives, how to have their own power, how to dream again. Once your dream doesn’t come true or maybe it wears out you need another dream.
Thomas has been making her dreams come true from early on. She’s most famous for the show she created and starred in, “That girl,” which broke new ground for independent women everywhere.
She’s been married to talk show host Phil Donohue for more than 30 years.
And she helps raise $800 million a year as the national outreach director for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
The award-winning actress never seems to stop working — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” she said. “A lot of women will say it’s too late isn’t it, but it isn’t.”
And she never stops dreaming.