YWCA Wheeling Seeks a Few Good Women

WHEELING — The YWCA Tribute to Women Selection Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Tribute to Women Awards. The committee will choose five women form the area whom they feel have been outstanding in several ways. Community service, employment accomplishments and family are but a few of the aspects that are considered o determine the women most deserving of this award.

The organization is accepting nominations until Aug. 14. Nomination forms are available on the YWCA website, http://ywcawheeling.org, and at the YWCA building at 1100 Chapline St.

Awardees will be notified by Sept. 1. The awards will be presented at the Tribute to Women Awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the YWCA.

Past honorees were nominated for their contributions in business, the arts, education, health care, religion, community service, sports, science and technology. However, the YWCA Wheeling does not restrict nominations to just these categories. Anyone may nominate a woman for her contributions in any area. In 2017, the YWCA Wheeling honored Bonnie Anderson, Kate Marshall, Patty Dennard, Jo Ann Davis Vandergrift and Mary Velez for their outstanding service to our community.

YWCA Wheeling serves the community through a range of programs designed to support its mission of empowering women and eliminating racism. Programs include Family Violence Prevention, Cultural Diversity & Community Outreach, Women’s Boutique, Women Inspired in New Directions (W.I.N.D.) and the Women’s Residence and Homeless Shelter. With more than 25 million members in 122 countries, the YWCA is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the world.

For information about the Tribute to Women Awards or any YWCA program, contact Anne Ricci, marketing firector, at 304-232-0511 or email aricci@ywcawheeling .org.


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