Women of Achievement 2020

October 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Virtual Celebration
Free RSVP / $125 meal to enjoy night of event / Corporate Sponsorship: $2000 - includes 10 meals
Dana Morris Lee

Each year, YWCA Spokane is proud to celebrate outstanding women in the community

Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, this luncheon has honored more than 255 women in the region. The Women of Achievement awards has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest and most critical fundraiser. With sponsorship by more than 50 companies and organizations each year and over 1000 community members present, this celebration has become one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women.

The Awards Celebration & Benefit For YWCA Spokane

Traditionally, recipients of YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement awards are celebrated at a luncheon that has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest annual fundraising event, as well as Spokane’s largest and most prestigious celebration of women. Due to the public health crisis, YWCA Spokane honored the achievements of this year’s honorees through a free virtual WOA Spotlight event held Thursday, October 1st at 6:00pm.

In addition to honoring 8 amazing women, we listened to a powerful Keynote from Peg Currie, learned about a special matching gift opportunity, and were inspired by a mission moment that highlights our beloved community.

To help raise vital funds for YWCA Spokane, a culinary tour of Northern Quest’s award-winning restaurants was available to take home and enjoy the night of the virtual event. View The Menu. A virtual paddle raise opportunity was also made available during the virtual event which raised $32,512 towards YWCA’s ONE MISSION fundraising goal of $275,000.

All proceeds raised support YWCA Spokane’s critical services for domestic violence victims and their children, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal services, job readiness, child care, and Pre-K programs for low income children.

Congratulations To Our 2020 Award Honorees!

To be awarded a YWCA Women of Achievement Award, a woman must embody YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Selected honorees give generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all to live. Learn more about the incredible achievements of this year’s award honorees here.

2020 Honoree Announcement

Consider making a donation in honor of the outstanding women we acknowledge at this inspiring celebration.

As our biggest, most critical fundraiser of the year, the Women of Achievement Awards no only serves to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding women in our community. It is also YWCA Spokane’s largest and most critical fundraiser of the year. YWCA Spokane serves over 17,000 women, children, and families who are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. Donating in honor of one of our award winners helps ensure vital programs and services are available when they are needed most. Simply put, we cannot do this work without you! Thank you for your support!


Consider becoming one of YWCA Spokane’s valued corporate sponsors of this year’s Women of Achievement awards celebration. Learn more by visiting our event sponsorship page or contacting Dana Morris Lee, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at 509-742-0111 or by email at danam@ywcaspokane.org.


This awards celebration would not be possible without the incredible support of our sponsors.





2020 Mission Partner


Innovation SPONSOR







Corporate Sponsors

Columbia Bank

Global Credit Union


The Spokesman-Review

Wendle Nissan

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Dana Morris Lee, YWCA Spokane Chief Philanthropy Officer, at danam@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-742-0111.