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An ultraluxurious Italian tulle gown with hand-sewn, three-dimensional lace flowers and a 13-foot train wowed guests at the 2018 Veiled Prophet (VP) Ball on Dec. 22.

Among a crowded field of driven Veiled Prophet honorees, these four women stand out for their community service efforts.

Ditto is getting a makeover. “We have so many donations, and not just from our schools, but from our shoppers, donors and the community at large,” says Ana Woodard, a board member and volunteer. “They’ve blessed us with so much that we’re just bursting at the seams!”

The Roman poet Virgil once declared that “the greatest wealth is health.” In turn, the greatest poverty often results in poor health, with families unable to pay for medical care. Health Protection & Education Services, a local nonprofit, seeks to make healthcare more accessible for the …