The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is proud to announce its partnership with Wilma Magazine for the YWCA’s annual Women of Achievement Awards. This year’s event will be held on May 9, 2013, at the Wilmington Convention Center. Dinner & Awards Tickets are $60.00 per person and are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
This tax deductable event sells out fast each year - often to the nominee’s family and friends, who secure event tickets in a timely manner in efforts to assure an on-site seat of support, with their nominee. Award recipients will not be announced until that night, so it is important that each nominee and supporters attend.
Funds from this event support the YWCA, a social service agency, whose primary goals are to improve the lives of women and their families and to eliminate racism in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.
Wilma is known for planning large, successful events such as Wilma Expo, Wilma Nights and the Wilma Dash. “Wilma has always recognized and celebrated women, so it seemed a natural fit for us to work together,” said Susan Fennell, YWCA Executive Director. Wilma Magazine will assist the YWCA with event planning, ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities.
The YWCA Women of Achievement Awards is the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s signature event to recognize and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women and young leaders. Since 1985, this event has raised key support for the YWCA’s programs and services which promote racial justice and gender equity for thousands of women and their families in southeastern North Carolina.
These awards provide recognition for outstanding contributions and achievements of women active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties; reflecting the diversity of women in these areas.
Women were nominated in the following categories: Arts, Business, Communications, Education, Environmental, Health & Wellness, Public Service, Volunteerism and the Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero Award. The Young Leader Awards include three $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors and uses a separate nomination form.
It’s all about, “Eliminating Racism & Empowering Women”
The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.
Lower Cape Fear YWCA Company Overview:
We offer a variety of programming in four areas: Racial Justice, Youth Development, Health & Wellness, and Economic Advancement in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Columbus Counties.
Racial Justice: What's Wrong With Different; The History of Wilmington in Black and White; Stand Against Racism
Youth Development: Y-Wise Kids After School and Summer Camp; Tot Spot, LLC; Girls Circle
Health & Wellness: Aquatics- swim team; water aerobics; lap swimming; swim lessons (group and private); lifeguard and WSI certifications
Economic Advancement: New Choices Displaced Homemakers Program.
Award recipients will not be announced until that night, so it is important that you attend!