Statement from Irene Pollin on Passing of Dr. Dorothy Height, Civil Rights Matriarch

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Dorothy Height this morning. In our work with the Washington Wizards, Mystics and the Sister to Sister Foundation, we recognized Dr. Height for her work on many occasions and recently I was deeply moved to be honored alongside her, an honor that I will truly cherish. Her wonderful, warm smile lit up the room when she entered -- you couldn't miss her in a crowd.

Dorothy Height proved many years ago that a woman can make such an impact on the world, on people's lives and specifically on women's lives. She lived a long, wonderful life that we should all strive to emulate and she has left a legacy that will not be forgotten.