YWCA Tribute to Leadership

On Feb. 23, the YWCA Maricopa County celebrated its 20th annual Tribute to Leadership event at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. The 11 individuals honored have made substantial contributions to eliminating discrimination, empowering women and serving as champions to our community. Presented by the Arizona Republic, 12 News and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Tribute to […]

On Feb. 23, the YWCA Maricopa County celebrated its 20th annual Tribute to Leadership event at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. The 11 individuals honored have made substantial contributions to eliminating discrimination, empowering women and serving as champions to our community. Presented by the Arizona Republic, 12 News and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Tribute to Leadership was emceed by Channel 12’s Tram Mai.

 

Attendees included Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, the YWCA’s first male board member; his wife, Nicole Stanton, former honoree; U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema; U.S. Rep. Lela Alston; and Congressman Ed Pastor and his wife, Verma.

 

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while listening to music by violinist Jonathan Levingston. After dinner, they danced to the music of The Upper East Side Big Band.

 

Nationally known poet Regina Blakely created and presented a poem celebrating the YWCA and honorees. For the first time in YWCA history, Tribute to Leadership honored both women and men.

 

The 2013 recipients are Jaye Perricone, PetSmart; Pamela Overton Risoleo, Greenberg Traurig; Andy Kramer Petersen, Banner Health Foundation; Michael Barnard, Phoenix Theatre; Dr. Dean Victor Coonrod; Patricia Little-Upah, ret., U.S. Army Reserve; Angela Hughey, ONE Community Media; Karen Churchyard, Arizona Centennial 2012 Foundation; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury; and Julie Sullivan, International Foundation for Education & Self-Help.

 

Tribute to Leadership is the YWCA’s largest fundraising event of the year, providing essential services for seniors,; home-delivered meals for impoverished elderly, disabled adults and veterans; financial education to women and families; and essential awareness programs to eliminate discrimination and promote gender equity. 

 

 

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  The YWCA’s first-ever evening gala honored community leaders who exemplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating discrimination and empowering women. Though the March 10 gala was the organization’s first evening event, it was the YW’s 19th Leadership Award event.   Those recognized were Jodi Liggett, Advocacy; Sue Glawe, Corporate Community Service; Darlene Newsom, Nonprofit Community […]

 

The YWCA’s first-ever evening gala honored community leaders who exemplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating discrimination and empowering women. Though the March 10 gala was the organization’s first evening event, it was the YW’s 19th Leadership Award event.

 

Those recognized were Jodi Liggett, Advocacy; Sue Glawe, Corporate Community Service; Darlene Newsom, Nonprofit Community Service; Karen Callahan, Education: Eddie Sissons, Health and Science; LTC, USAR (Ret) Carol Jeannine Dahl, Military and Armed Service; Diane Enos, Public Service; Tina Brown, Racial Justice; and Debbie Waitkus, Sports.

 

The more than 500 guests enjoyed an evening that included dining and dancing to Upper East Side Big Band.

 

The celebratory evening was held at the Arizona Biltmore and presented by the Arizona Republic and Channel 12 News. Mayor Greg Stanton, the YW’s first male board member, and his wife, Nicole Stanton, a former honoree, chaired the event.

 

Funds raised provide essential services to low-income seniors; home-delivered meals for impoverished elderly, disabled adults and veterans; financial education to women and girls; and essential advocacy and awareness programs to eliminate discrimination and promote gender equality.

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YWCA Tribute to Leadership

The YWCA’s first-ever evening gala honored community leaders who exemplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating discrimination and empowering women. Though the March 10 gala was the organization’s first evening event, it was the YWCA’s 19th Leadership Award event.   Those recognized were Jodi Liggett, Advocacy; Sue Glawe, Corporate Community Service; Darlene Newsom, Nonprofit Community Service; […]

The YWCA’s first-ever evening gala honored community leaders who exemplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating discrimination and empowering women. Though the March 10 gala was the organization’s first evening event, it was the YWCA’s 19th Leadership Award event.

 

Those recognized were Jodi Liggett, Advocacy; Sue Glawe, Corporate Community Service; Darlene Newsom, Nonprofit Community Service; Karen Callahan, Education; Eddie Sissons, Health and Science; LTC, USAR (Ret) Carol Jeannine Dahl, Military and Armed Service; Diane Enos, Public Service; Tina Brown, Racial Justice; and Debbie Waitkus, Sports.

 

The more than 500 guests enjoyed an evening that included dining and dancing to the Upper East Side Big Band.

 

The celebratory evening was held at the Arizona Biltmore and presented by the Arizona Republic and Channel 12 News. Mayor Greg Stanton, the YWCA’s first male board member, and his wife, Nicole Stanton, a former honoree, chaired the event.

 

Funds raised provide essential services to low-income seniors; home-delivered meals for impoverished elderly, disabled adults and veterans; financial education to women and girls; and essential advocacy and awareness programs to eliminate discrimination and promote gender equality.

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