Events

Friday April 3, 2020 – Oakley Lindsay Center

Doors – 5:30 PM
Event – 7:00 PM

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. 

Woman of Achievement

Phoenix Award

Future Woman of Achievement Scholarship

Following the awards enjoy a Lip Sync Showdown where local area talent battle it out to be named the next Lip Sync Champion!

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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 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 who 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 to: mariarench@ywcaquincy.org or mail to YWCA Quincy, 639 York St., Suite 202, Quincy, IL 62301.  For further questions, please contact the YWCA Quincy, attn: Maria Rench, at (217)221-9922.

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

YWCA Nomination

“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 disadvantage persons.
  3. Future aspirations of education and career goals.

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

      Submissions are currently being accepted for 2020

 

“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