West Des Moines nonprofit entrepreneur Alicia Claypool will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Awards Dinner on Friday, June 7.

Judy and Dennis Shepard, the parents of Matthew Shepard, will keynote the awards dinner. Claypool, a 2007 Woman of Influence honoree, founded or co-founded three not-for-profit organizations: the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Iowa Safe Schools, and Iowa Immigration Education Coalition.

She is currently engaged in creating the Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines. Tickets are available online at
www.mssad.org or by calling 262-0000 or 800-866-1245.