What we do matters

YWCA Spokane is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities.

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Program Impact

12,250


Women receive support and advocacy to rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Services

2,927


Children and mothers develop new tools needed for success in life including job and school readiness.

Education & Job Training

2,400


Children and youth receive outreach and counseling to help cope with trauma and develop health relationship skills.

Children's Services

It Takes Courage

I didn’t recognize all the signs. They started so small and built up slowly over time. It wasn’t all bad. A lot of it was really wonderful. The violent episodes were sometimes years apart. That is what made it so hard, so confusing.

Get Involved

SPEAK UP – ADVOCATE

Your voice has power and can have an amazing impact in your community. There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of women, children, and families on a local level and nationally.

Advocate

MAKE AN IMPACT – VISIONARY Leaders

We believe in a community where all women and children have a safe place to live. A place where women have the opportunity to earn a livable wage and families can live free from violence, in peace, and with dignity.

Visionary Leaders Donate Today

Upcoming events

Featured Event

An Evening in Tuscany 2019 Aug 2

Indulge in "An Evening In Tuscany", YWCA Spokane's summer evening benefit at Beacon Hill Events on August 2nd, 2019 from 5-10pm. Art, wine, craft eats, live music, entertainment & more!!! Register Today!

An Evening in Tuscany 2019

Upcoming Events

Aug
2
Fri
An Evening in Tuscany 2019 @ Beacon Hill
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us for An Evening in Tuscany!

A Tuscan inspired summer evening benefit for YWCA Spokane, held Friday, August 2nd, at Beacon Hill Events. 
This year at Beacon Hill Events!

Guests enjoy a fabulous scratch made Italian dinner, prepared by a local signature chef, as well as indulge in a night of wine, art, entertainment, desserts and music that will make you feel like you were in Tuscany!

In addition to dinner and music, there will be a live & silent auction to benefit YWCA Spokane’s programs and services for women, children, and families impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.

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Thank you to our Event Committee

We could not ensure the success of this event without your support!

Mireya Fitzloff | Chair
Anna Bresnahan
Christina Balkenbush
Emily Paukert
Jill Rider
Kate Sowers
Lacey Sherman
Linda Hendricksen
Tara McAloon
Christina Palmieri


Thank You To Our Event Sponsors

Signature Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors




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Oct
1
Tue
4th Annual End the Silence Campaign @ YWCA Spokane
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

end the silence of domestic violence!

Please join YWCA Spokane in our 4th annual End the Silence Campaign this October! As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Spokane will be organizing events and campaigns throughout the month that all are invited to join in!

Each year YWCA agencies engage in domestic violence prevention and awareness campaigns during October, Domestic Violence Action Month, an effort established by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 1981. In 2019, YWCA Spokane will launch our 4th annual End The Silence campaign.

The End The Silence campaign goal is to stop victim blaming and to ask the community to stand alongside victims and survivors of domestic violence as safe allies, making it know that they are not alone.

Learn More about End the Silence

We ask community members and local businesses to identify themselves as allies for domestic violence victims through a series of easy ways they can join this movement and make a difference throughout October. Last year, our agency focused on preventing domestic violence before it begins by encouraging parents to have courageous conversations with their kiddos on healthy relationships. Through online materials, events for parents and kiddos, or visiting college campuses to talk to young adults about healthy relationships, we helped prevent domestic violence before it ever arose.

Campaigns and event details are not available at this time. Please check back in closer to the date, or follow us on Facebook for updates of easy ways to get involved. Or, consider signing up for our newsletter for updates delivered straight to you!

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Oct
11
Fri
Women of Achievement 2019 @ The Convention Center
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


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Announcing 2019 Keynote Speaker – Judge Rosemarie Aquilina

Judge Aquilina presided over the USA Gymnastics Team sex abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar, sentencing him to 175 years in prison for the sexual abuse of young women that lasted more than two decades.  By allowing every woman who said they had been sexually assaulted by Nassar face him in court, despite his guilty plea, many say Judge Aquilina empowered these young women and redefined victim testimony.  She gave 156 “sister survivors” the opportunity to face their abuser in court and share their very personal experiences about how his abuse affected them and their families.

In the sentencing hearing where she gave Nassar multiple life sentences, Judge Aquilina said, “I am not special, I am doing my job.  If you come into my courtroom, any Wednesday and watch sentencing, I give everybody a voice. I give defendants a voice, their families when they’re here.  I give the victims a voice.  I try to treat everybody like family because that’s the justice system that I was raised to believe in.”

“There’s likely not a person in this country who hasn’t heard of the scandal involving Larry Nassar,” said YWCA Spokane CEO Regina Malveaux.  “The real household name should be Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the woman who sentenced Nassar to a lifetime in prison, and equally as importantly, gave those young women a voice and the opportunity to confront the man who stole so much from them. Judge Aquilina gave those survivors new faith and hope, empowering them to empower themselves.”

Keynote Press Release

More About Judge Aquilina

Judge Aquilina immigrated to the United States at the age of one with her family in 1959, from Munich, Germany to Detroit where she lived with her grandparents.  She graduated with a BA from Michigan State University and a JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  She served 20 years in the Michigan Army National Guard and was the first woman to serve in Michigan’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. Judge Aquilina served four years as a judge on the 55th District Court before she was elected to the 30th Circuit Court of Ingham County, Michigan in 2008. Judge Aquilina is also a law school professor, a mother of five, a grandmother of two and an author of two fictional crime novels. Learn more about Judge Aquilina.


Join us for our most critical fundraiser of the year!

Print Event Flyer

YWCA Spokane’s 37th annual Women of Achievement Impact Luncheon is designed to express gratitude for the outstanding contributions of our 2019 award honorees, provide inspiration to the attendees, and raise awareness of domestic abuse in our community. Each year provides a special opportunity to honor high achieving women from Spokane who have gone above and beyond to give back to their community.

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2019 Luncheon Registration

Guests are welcome to secure a table at the event, corporate sponsorship, and individual tickets through our online registration forms below or by contacting our Development Team at 509-789-9312 or at woa@ywcaspokane.org. Payment may be received by check or credit card.

 


Do you know a woman of achievement?

Winners of a YWCA Women of Achievement Award embody the mission of the YWCA Spokane by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all citizens to live. They also demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community.

YWCA Spokane encourages nominations for the Women of Achievement awards in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business & Industry
  • Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice
  • Community Enhancement
  • Education
  • Science, Technology & Environment
  • Young Woman

 Learn more about each nomination category.

Submit A Nomination Today 


Donate In Honor Of Women Of Achievement

If you are unable to attend this year’s celebration of the outstanding achievements of women in our community, consider making a donation in honor of this year’s award winners. Thank you for your support!

make a donation Today 


Thank you to our Event Committee!

Thank you all for your commitment to our agency. We could not ensure the success of our biggest event of the year without you all!

Laura McAloon | Co-Chair
Leanne Scott | Co-Chair
Amanda Swan-Roadruck
Amber Williams
Anna Franklin
April Anderson
Caroline Yu
Dana Morris Lee
Debra Schultz
Echo Wilske
Erica Schreiber
Jennifer Mitchell
Julia Culp
Julie Holland
Kate Sowers
Kyla Petcoff
Laura Vickers
Lisa Simpson
Marlene Feist
Mary Alberts
Nicole Rosenkrantz
Paula Tarbert-Gumm
Regina Malveaux
Sara Clements-Sampson
Tara McAloon
Theresa Keyes

Please continue to check back in for news about our 37th Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon, or receive our newsletter for updates delivered directly to you!

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Thank you to our Deeply Valued Event Sponsors!

This awards celebration would not be possible without their incredible support.

Signature sponsor


Keynote Sponsor


Honoree sponsor


GoodGuys sponsor


Photobooth sponsor


Video Production Sponsor

Champion sponsor


Trailblazer Sponsors


Pioneer Sponsors





Corporate sponsors

HUB International
Moss Adams
US Bank


YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement Luncheon is our biggest event of the year, with last year’s event gathering over 1,200 dedicated guests and 50 organizations who collectively raised $315,000!

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