Tribute to Women Honorees Named

The YWCA Wheeling board of directors has announced the winners of this year’s Tribute to Women celebration. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the YWCA Wheeling, 1100 Chapline St.

The Tribute to Women award honorees are Kathy Szafran, Dr. Dianna Vargo, Kathy Shapell, Marlene Midget, Kate Crosbie and Jamie Crow.

Kathleen McDermott, who has been involved in the Wheeling area for many years, will serve as keynote speaker for the event. She is director of nonprofit advisory services at McKinley Carter Wealth Services in Wheeling.

Tickets are being sold for the event; all proceeds go to helping the programs of the YWCA. Reservations can be made by calling 304-232-0511. The event is open to the public.

“The Tribute to Women is something we do every year; it is very humbling and inspiring,” said Lori Jones, executive director. “It allows the community to recognize the hard work, dedication and passion of outstanding women who have made and continue to make a difference in the community.”

This year’s sponsors for the YWCA Tribute to Women are Harold and Roanne Burech, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, Project BEST, Patti and Bob Kota, Kennen & Kennen Realtors and the Healthy Roots program at Wheeling Country Day School.

“We are looking forward to a great evening full of celebrating the achievements of women,” Jones said.

YWCA Wheeling is a United Way agency.