Recognizing and Celebrating Leaders Across our Community: Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph Civic Arena

For the past 15 years, the start of summer has brought hundreds of community leaders, volunteers and members of the business community together to celebrate the accomplishments of women in numerous roles. The 2018 Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon is Thursday, June 21, at the Civic Arena in downtown St. Joseph.

 

At last year’s luncheon, over 1,000 guests were in attendance as we honored outstanding women and employers. We not only recognize and celebrate leadership at the event, but we honor the role all of us play in creating a community of vision, hope and strength.

The 2018 speaker is Kelly Griffith-Bauer, MD, St. Joseph Native and 1996 Central High School graduate, who overcame incredible odds to become a board-certified dermatologist with specialty in oncology/surgery.  (Read more in sidebar).

Important Dates and Information:

  1. All nominees will be honored at the awards luncheon on Thursday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph Civic Arena.
  2. Attend – If you’ve already purchased a seat or table, mark your calendar and join us in saluting women and employers at this event.

Cupcake Raffle

When you attend Women of Excellence, you can buy a $5 cupcake for a chance to win a beautiful $1,500 diamond necklace from Kristen’s Coin & Jewelry. Thank you, Kristen!

 

We hope you will join us as we recognize outstanding women and employers at the annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon.

Get Ready for Steve’s Challenge

Just a reminder to bring your purse to the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon – it’s your chance to place a bid by cash, check, or pledge in your table’s persimmon envelope for Steve’s Challenge! One lucky person will be drawn from the persimmon envelope to win the centerpiece … and one lucky table will win a special prize for their combined contributions to Steve’s Challenge. What a great way to add some excitement to the event and support the mission of the YWCA!

Did you know? Steve Craig will match the monies raised dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000. Imagine what that means for the women and children served by the YWCA!

About Dr. Kelly Griffith-Bauer:  

The 2018 speaker is Kelly Griffith-Bauer, MD, St. Joseph Native and 1996 Central High School graduate, who overcame incredible odds to become a board-certified dermatologist with specialty in oncology/surgery. Kelly will share her inspirational story of persistence and triumph over multiple personal challenges in her educational/professional journey. Her story is sure to motivate and encourage!