In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Isabel Glassers, a philanthropist, talks about her efforts to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and the International Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She will be honored by the U.S. Army as an Army Commendation Medal recipient at a ceremony Friday, Aug. 16, 2021 at Fort Myer, Va.
Glasser will be presented with the Army Commends Medal by Maj. Gen. Robert G. Kober, the Army’s highest-ranking officer in the Office of the Army, at a presentation on Aug. 17, 2021.
The medal is presented to the recipient each year on the occasion of his or her service in the Army.
(AP Photo/Melina Mara, File)Glasser became known to her fans in the late 1960s when she helped open the first glass jar in Los Angeles in 1962.
The first glass store in the United States opened its doors in 1965.
That same year, Glasser became the first woman to sell a glass jar at a Los Angeles restaurant.
Glasser said she started selling glass jars because she felt the business could help kids, especially kids with learning disabilities.
The first glass shop opened in Los Angles, Calif., in 1965 and opened more than 100 stores in the Los Angeles area and the Pacific Northwest.
In 1971, Glassers opened her second store in Las Vegas, and in 1974, she opened her third store in Seattle.
She sold her first glass jars in 1974.
The glass company went public in 1977 and Glassers was a major investor.
The company is still around today.
She has also been involved in charitable organizations.
She donated $100 million to the Children for Good Foundation, the Childrens Miracle Network, and the American Red Cross.
She has also helped establish the Children with Disabilities Foundation and is a board member for the International Association of the Blind.
In 2013, she was named an Ambassador for Children and Youth in America and the National Education Association of America.