Women of Distinction Annual Gala

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2019 WOD Honorees

The story of YWCA is one of women intentionally working together across categories of economic, generational, and racial differences to harness their collective power and combat problems impacting women and girls. Each year at our annual spring event, Women of Distinction, we celebrate dynamic women leaders who are making a difference in the Riverbend and embody our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by inducting them into our YWCA Women of Distinction Academy.

To date, YWCA of Alton has honored more than 270 influential women making a difference in the lives of many.

We celebrate the 29th Annual Women of Distinction Dinner on Thursday, May 2,  2019 at the Lewis and Clark Community College Commons in Godfrey.

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We will honor Dana Adams, Plesetta Clayton, Amy Golley, Page Selby, Sarah Woodman, Kimberly Baalman-Eberlin, Yolanda Crochrell, Candice Wallace, Megan Williams, the Women of Distinction with an award and a special evening, acknowledging their many accomplishments in our community, and their commitment to the YWCA mission.

In addition, the Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leaders Scholarship winners will be recognized.  We will toast their future successes.  Funds raised at this event will be used to continue our life-changing programs for the children, teens, women and families in our community.