YWCA ANNOUNCES 19 WOMEN TO BE HONORED AT AWARDS EVENT

 

Lawrence, MA —YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts announces 19 women to be honored at the 35rd Annual YWCA Tribute to Women. The annual event honors women who work or live within the YWCA service area who demonstrate outstanding leadership and make a positive impact on their communities.

“I am amazed, year after year, not only at the accomplishments of the honorees, but at the exceptional generosity they all exhibit. These women give so much to others and make such a difference in so many lives,” said Susan Staples, Executive Director of YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts. “We look forward to honoring these remarkable women, and to welcoming their friends, families and co-workers to join us at this special event,” she added. The Tribute to Women is the single biggest YWCA fundraiser, as well as an opportunity to recognize women who represent the YWCA mission of empowering women.

The 35th Annual Tribute to Women takes place Thursday, May 17, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Andover Country Club. Tickets are $50, available until May 7. Sponsorships and ads will be gratefully accepted until April 25. To purchase tickets, ads or sponsorships, contact Susan McNeff at 978 788-6336 or smcneff@ywcanema.org or go to http://ywcanema.org/getting-involved/events/tribute-to-women-4/
Pfizer, Inc., with one of its largest R&D facilities in Andover, is once again the main sponsor of the YWCA Tribute to Women.
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The 2018 honorees and their hometowns are:
1. MA. State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, Methuen 2. Irelis Castro-Acosta, Methuen 3. Judith Chmielecki, North Andover 4. Cheryl Edwards, Sandown 5. Jill Ells-O’Brien, Lawrence 6. Melissa Frasca, Derry, N.H. 7. Jamie Gabriel, Salem, N.H. 8. Janna Hutz, Haverhill 9. Laura Kurzok, Marblehead 10. Cynthia Mazella, Methuen 11. Cathy McGrath, N. Andover 12. Isabel Melendez, Lawrence 13. Lesly Melendez, Lawrence 14. Reina Moran, Haverhill 15. Rosalynd Morse, Lowell 16. Mary Pritchard, Andover 17. Lorraine St. Cyr, N. Andover 18. Elena Sierra, Dedham 19. Anna Villavizar, Lawrence

Since it was founded in New York City in 1858, the YWCA has been at the forefront of movements to bring justice and equality to all. It mission is to “eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” The YWCA is among the top 25 largest charities in the U.S., according to NonProfit Times, with total revenues of more than $775 million. YWCA helps more than two million women and children each year in the United States. Worldwide, the YWCA serves 25 million women and girls in 120 countries. YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts is a multi-site, multi-service organization serving over 15,000 women and families annually in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore.

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