Tribute Awards

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
11:30 a.m. Networking
Noon – 1:30 P.M.

DeVos Place
303 Monroe Avenue NW
Downtown Grand Rapids

To purchase seats at the luncheon, visit the Luncheon Reservations and Contributions page. Reservations are $65/seat. 

The YWCA is proud to announce the 2018 Tribute honorees:

ADVOCACY – TERESA HENDRICKS
Executive Director/Senior Litigator, Migrant Legal Aid

ARTS – COLLEEN HOLMES
Teacher, Ottawa Hills High School

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, INDUSTRY, & LABOR – JEN SCHOTTKE
Vice President of Operations, Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan

COMMUNITY SERVICE – CAROLYN KING
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

PROFESSIONS – BARBARA WYNN
Physician, Emergency Care Specialists

SPORTS, FITNESS, & WELLNESS – DANA LEE
Founder and Executive Director, EmbodyGR

STUDENT HONOREE & YWCA JUDY LLOYD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT – LAUREN HUDSON
Senior, Caledonia High School

YWCA HELEN CLAYTOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Ariana Garcia, East Kentwood High School
Medina Sabic, City High School
Damaris Vailmencho, Innovation Central High School

 

Since 1977, the YWCA’s annual Tribute Awards have honored more than 200 women representing a distinguished sorority of leaders and trail-blazers. The Tribute luncheon, where honorees receive formal recognition, is one of our community’s most popular and widely-supported celebrations.

YWCA Tribute Award honorees are selected within a number of areas for their extraordinary efforts to strengthen our community. These areas include: Advocacy; Arts; Business, Management, Industry, & Labor; Community Service; Professions; Sports, Fitness, & Wellness; and Student.

Because developing leaders among young women is key to the YWCA’s vision, the YWCA Tribute Student Honoree will also receive the Judy Lloyd Student Leadership Award Scholarship. This $2,000 award is designated to help Student Honorees achieve their education goals after graduation from high school. In addition, three other students will be selected from the nominees in the student category to receive the YWCA Helen Claytor Achievement Scholarship, a $500 award.

For additional information about the YWCA Tribute Awards Luncheon, contact Lauren Sikkema at 616.426.3716 or lsikkema@ywcawcmi.org.