Event Details

Join us for a night of honoring local women whose professional and volunteer work supports, embodies, and complements our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

  • Friday, September 15, 2023

  • Oakley Lindsay Center

  • Doors - 5:00 PM

  • Event - 6:00 PM

Nomination Criteria

The Quincy YWCA is inviting community members throughout Quincy to nominate women whose professional and volunteer work supports, embodies, and complements our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We are looking for women who fit the following criteria:

  • Woman of Achievement – An extraordinary local woman who has broken through to the top of their profession and promotes the advancement of women, minorities, or those living in poverty.
  • Phoenix Award – A local woman whose actions have had a positive, constructive impact on the social fabric of her community and the well-being of individuals and families. Her work makes an impact toward youth development, racial justice, social justice, or those living in poverty, as well as overcoming obstacles to rise from poverty to self-sufficiency or advocates and assists others in overcoming obstacles to rise from poverty or other difficult situations.

To nominate a local woman (Adams, Brown, or Pike Co) fill out the nomination form below and email it to: executivedirector@ywcaquincy.org or mail it to YWCA Quincy, 639 York St., Suite 202, Quincy, IL 62301.  For further questions, please contact the YWCA Quincy, attn: Executive Director, at (217)221-9922.

YWCA Nomination Form »

Submissions will be accepted all year long and voted on in January of each year.

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”

- Audrey Hepburn

Future Woman of Achievement Scholarship

THE YWCA WANTS TO AWARD A YOUNG WOMAN A $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OF HER CHOICE TO HELP FULFILL HER ACADEMIC DREAM

The scholarship is awarded to a young woman who is a leader in her local school, church, or community, and whose volunteer efforts directly impact youth or disadvantaged persons

To apply please provide two letters of recommendation and a letter detailing:

  1. Leadership roles at school, church, and/or in the community.
  2. Examples of volunteer efforts directly with youth or disadvantaged persons.
  3. Future aspirations of education and career goals.

All letter submissions should be emailed together to executivedirector@ywcaquincy.org or mailed to YWCA Quincy, 639 York St., Suite 202, Quincy, IL 62301, Attn: Executive Director. The award recipient will be selected in January of each year.

“This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.”

- Robert Kennedy