Oregon Mayor Marge Brown was among the 2009 Honorees for the YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women annual awards, announced by YWCA of Greater Toledo CEO Lisa McDuffie on Thursday.
This year’s honorees include Ann Anderson Stranahan, Arts; Paula H. Fall, Business; Isabel Escobar, Ph.D., Education; Mayor Brown, Government; Judy Seibenick, RN BSN CHPCA, Sciences; Betty Amison, Social Services; and Ann Sanford, Volunteerism.
This is the 14th year the YWCA of Greater Toledo has recognized women of Northwest Ohio who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and who have opened doors for other women to achieve milestones of their own.
“All of us at the YWCA are thrilled to be able to honor these seven wonderful women with this award,” McDuffie said. “We invite the community to join us for this awards luncheon and help us to pay tribute to this year's Milestones Honorees.”
Nominees must live or work in Northwest Ohio, demonstrate outstanding achievement or distinction in career and community work and exhibit leadership qualities. The selection committee is comprised of an independent panel of men and women in the community.
The YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women awards luncheon will be held at the SeaGate Convention Centre, March 26, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $45.
For more information about the banquet or to make reservations, call 419-241-3235 by the March 13 deadline.
The YWCA of Greater Toledo serves more than 23,000 individuals each year through the following programs:
• Battered Women’s Shelter, which provides a 24/7 crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
• Child Care Resource and Referral, which provides child care resource and referral services for parents searching for quality childcare. Training and support for child care providers also available.
• Healthy Connections: ENCOREplus, a comprehensive breast cancer early detection program and support group that offers medically under-served women of all age’s life-saving information and no or low cost mammography screening.
• Healthy Connections: HEARTplus, a program that encourages a healthy life-style through education and fitness classes.
• H.O.P.E. Center (Help Options for People Experiencing violence), which provides a 24/7 hotline and 24/7 crisis intervention for survivors of sexual assault and their families; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (S.A.N.E.) training and education; and community education and group counseling.
• Youth Development, a comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention program and after school Teen Outreach Program (TOP), for TPS students in middle and high school.
Visit www.ywcatoledo.org for more information about these programs.