Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon – 2017

YWCA Spokane is celebrating our 35th annual Women of Achievement awards luncheon. The luncheon is designed to express gratitude for our local winners, provide inspiration to the attendees, and raise awareness of domestic abuse in our community.


Event Details

When: Thursday September 28th, 2017  |  11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201
Purpose: Raise awareness and critical support for YWCA Spokane programs benefiting women, children, and families impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.

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2017 Award Honorees

This year provides a special opportunity to honor 7 high achieving women from Spokane who have gone above and beyond to give back to their community:

  • Gina Freuen, Artist, Retired Gonzaga University Art Dept. Educator, CoFounder of ArtFest, Partner – Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery – Arts & Culture
  • Kristin Goff, Owner and Operator of Wendle Motors – Business & Industry
  • Juliana Christine Matthews Repp, Attorney at Law – Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice
  • Mary DeLateur, Retired Clinical Social Worker at the Spokane Vet Center – Community Enhancement
  • Patricia O’Connell Killen, PhD, Academic Vice President, Gonzaga University – Education
  • Heather Rosentrater, Vice President of Energy Delivery, Avista Utilities – Science, Technology & Environment
  • Ellen Robey, Community Volunteer, Former Chairman of Friends of the Davenport – Lifetime Achievement 

Learn more about these outstanding women. 


About The Keynote Speaker

Journalist Janine Latus is a dynamic and engaging speaker on the spectrum of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

Using her personal experiences, Janine will speak about her own abusive relationship as well as the experiences of her sister, who was murdered by her former boyfriend. Latus ’ detailed her story in her New York Times ’ bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead.

Janine’s story vividly illustrates the wide spectrum of abusive behavior and depicts the cycle of self-doubt that can lead smart, capable women to remain in abusive relationships. Hers is a story of a woman finding her voice and making sense of her own situation: for herself, for her sister, for women everywhere.

Learn more about Janine…


Individual Ticket Registration

Guests are welcome to register individual ticket(s) through our online registration form or by contacting our Development Coordinator, Emma Cameron, at 509-789-9307 or emailing emmac@ywcaspokane.org. Payment may be received by check or credit card.

Amplify Your Impact – Become A Table Captain
Table captains are the heart and soul of this event and may assist with registration of a table of 10 or more guests.  Learn more…

Corporate Ticket Registration

Corporate table captains are welcome to register their corporate sponsorship through our online registration form or by contacting our Development Coordinator, Emma Cameron, at 509-789-9307 or emailing emmac@ywcaspokane.org.

Corporate table sponsorships are key to the success of the Women of Achievement luncheon. Each year we celebrate with over 25 local Spokane businesses who support YWCA’s mission and programs. Learn more about this valuable partnership opportunity by contacting Dana Morris, Development Director at danam@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-742-0111.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should I arrive? When does the program end?
A: The doors open at 11:00am. Be sure to give yourself time to park and find your table before the program begins at 11:30am. The program will conclude at 1:30pm.

Q: Do I need to bring a ticket or confirmation with me to get in?
A: Advanced registration is required, however you do not need to bring a confirmation/ticket to the event. When you arrive, you will be greeted by a an attendant who will electronically check you in to the luncheon and provided with your table number and location.

Q: How do I get there and where do I park?
A: The Davenport Grand Hotel is located at 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201. There are many nearby parking options including the Davenport Grand Hotel parking garage and several pay lots within walking distance. Carpooling is always encouraged.

Q: How do I make a contribution at the luncheon? Do you accept credit cards?
A: An opportunity will be provided to make a financial contribution in support of YWCA Spokane’s critical programs preceding the keynote speaker. Your table captain will pass out a contribution form for your consideration. All forms of payment are accepted including cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. Your table captain will collect the forms and payment and turn them into a YWCA Spokane representative.

Q: I am at a corporate sponsored table. Do I need to donate?
A: If you are at a corporate table, your organization has paid the minimum donation for attendees at your table; therefore, no donation is required. However, we welcome and greatly appreciate any additional donation you wish to contribute.

Q: I have a special dietary need. How do I get a vegetarian or gluten-free meal?
A: We have two menu choices available: our standard meal and a vegetarian meal. Both options will include a gluten free variation at the event for all guests. Every guest will be provided a standard meal by default unless specifically indicate during registration. If you have any questions, please email Event Coordinator, Emma Cameron, at emmac@ywcaspokane.org.

Q: I don’t have a table captain. Can I register individually?
A: Individual guests are encouraged and welcomed to attend and do not require a table captain to register. If you are aware of friends who will be attending, you are welcome to provide their name during registration and we will do our best to seat you together.

Q: Is there anything taking place before or after the program?
A: A raffle will be provided for guest participation. All proceeds benefit women and children served by YWCA Spokane. Hope Stones handmade jewelry will also be available for purchase. A photo booth will be ready for you to strike a pose and share online with #WoALuncheon.

Q: Do you need volunteers?
A: It takes a team effort to ensure this event is a wonderful success. We are often in need of volunteers to assist with setup and take down of the event. If you would like to learn more about how you could help, please register here. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.

Q: What about…?
A: If you question hasn’t been addressed above, please feel free to contact Event Coordinator, Emma Cameron, at 509-789-9307 or email emmac@ywcaspokane.org. Thank you!


Sincere Thank You Goes To Our 2017 Event Sponsors


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