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"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." 
Audre Lorde, Black lesbian, mother, warrior, poet

Tribute to Exceptional Women – Dare to be Powerful

Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at YWCA Tri-County Area, because we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of justice. Every day, we get up and do the work.

Over the past 25 years, YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) has honored over 200 women who get up and do the work in our communities at our annual Tribute to Exceptional Women. This tradition of honoring exceptional women will continue at this year’s annual luncheon hosted at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pa.

YW3CA’s Tribute to Exceptional Women recognizes women for their ability to lead by example, embrace community responsibility, and demonstrate exceptional leadership in one of the several awards categories.  YW3CA has been proud to provide this opportunity for the community to recognize and celebrate the exceptional contributions made by women in the tri-county and surrounding areas.

Nominations will open on December 1st!

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Award Categories

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These women are fearless leaders whose impact on women and girls in our country is undeniable. They exemplify the essence of Audre Lorde's words and the ethos of our organization's mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Their tireless efforts and dedication to improving and centering the lives of women and girls are truly admirable, and we are proud to life up and recognize these women for their leadership.
Alejandra Castillo, YWCA USA CEO

Event Details

Valley Forge Casino Resort

1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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Event Schedule TBA

Keynote Speaker details TBA

Event Sponsorship

The success of the Tribute to Exceptional Women Awards Luncheon is made possible by the generous support of businesses like yours. Your generous donations help us recognize these deserving women and support YWCA’s mission and programming, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls.

This year, we celebrate our 25th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Women by honoring women in the Tri-County Area community for their impeccable leadership and service in their community.

Each year 200+ people attend the Tribute to Exceptional Women Luncheon, a charitable event that helps YWCA Tri-County Area further its mission and provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding women whose professional accomplishments and community contributions have enhanced the quality of life for all of us. The event will be held on March 24, 2020 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pa.

Download Sponsorship Form here!

For questions on the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Diane Lauer Hallman, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at dlauer@ywcatricountyarea.org or 610-323-1888 x 218.

Donate in Honor of an Exceptional Woman

If you would like to attend this year’s luncheon but are unable to, please consider making a donation in honor of the exceptional women we acknowledge at the inspiring celebration.

As our biggest, most critical fundraiser of the year, Tribute to Exceptional Women Awards Luncheon benefits our programs and services directly, allowing our reach to grow further and our mission to be realized.

Simply put, we cannot do this work without you!

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