March 27, 2019

Partners In Progress 2019 – Recap and Photo Gallery

YWCA Spokane Celebrate’s Our 3rd Annual Partners In Progress Annual Meeting

2018 was a year of impact, courage, and tremendous growth for our agency.

On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, YWCA Spokane, along with friends, partners, and supports, joined together in celebration of our agency’s 116th birthday,Êa reflection of successes in the previous year, and acknowledgment of the organizationÕs annual award honorees. This event was held 8:30am – 9:30am at the historic SIERR Building at McKinstry, 850 E Spokane Falls Blvd, Suite #100, Spokane, WA 99202.

2018 Partners In Progress Award Honorees

  • Community Partner Award
    • Kalispel Tribe of Indians, YWCA Mission Partner
  • Sir Lancelot Leadership Award
    • Phyllis Fernandez, Community Partner
  • Volunteer Shining Star Awards
    • Amanda Swan, Development Department
    • Ron Wilson, Domestic Violence Safe Shelter
    • Claire Carden, Domestic Violence Civil Legal Program
    • Gabriella Baretti, Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy
    • Elizabeth Olson, WomenÕs Opportunity Center
    • Soul to Soles, Leanne Southerly and Harriett Jackson, Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP)
  • Employee Shining Star Awards
    • Sherra Bayman, Nutritional Services Coordinator
    • Jennifer Haynes, Director of Housing
    • Rachel Cooper, Civil Legal Department Paralegal
    • Britta Howard, Domestic Violence Counseling Center Advocate
    • Patricia Portier, Front Desk Receptionist

A Mission Partner In Progress

This year, YWCA Spokane had the honor of presenting Kalispel Tribe of Indians with their annual Community Partner Award at the agencyÕs Partners In Progress annual meeting.

Kalispel Tribe of Indians is one of YWCA SpokaneÕs largest long-term supporters, with nearly 20 years of commitment to the agencyÕs work of eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities. Kaispel Tribe of Indians has donated more than $18 million to local nonprofits in Spokane and Pend Oreille Counties Ð including nearly $500,000 to YWCA Spokane.

ÒYWCA Spokane is a valued organization that has provided hope and healing to victims of intimate partner violence and their children for over 115 years,Ó stated Leslie Rogers, Public and Governmental Affairs Program Manager. ÒIÕm truly blessed to work for the Tribe. They truly give back to the community, especially through the Y.Ó

In 2018, Kalispel Tribe of Indians became one of four Mission Partners to YWCA Spokane with a significant 3-year financial commitment that provides a lifeline for women and children in Spokane who are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment.

ÒDomestic violence is still the number-one cause of 911 calls in Spokane County,Ó says YWCA CEO, Regina Malveaux. ÒWe meet victims and their children at what is often the most traumatic time in their lives. Thanks to our partnership with the Kalispell Tribe, we can provide hope and healing through critical services like our safe shelter, counseling and legal assistance programs, childrenÕs services, and job readiness programs.Ó

YWCA Spokane Announces 2018 Annual Report

In addition to celebrating valued partners to our agency during this annual meeting, YWCA Spokane also reflects on our 2018 Annual Report and achievements in the previous year. Learn more about our 2018 Annual Report.

Photos From YWCA Spokane’s Partners In Progress Annual Meeting

Special thank you to McKinstry Co. for providing a beautiful meeting space for this special celebration.

By: Erica Schreiber

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