With Title Sponsor Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
11:30 a.m. Networking
Noon – 1:30 P.M.
303 Monroe Avenue NW
Downtown Grand Rapids
Presenting the 2019 Tribute Award Honorees:
ADVOCACY – DANA DOLL
Co-founder and Executive Director, Treetops Collective
ARTS – MIRANDA KRAJNIAK
Executive Director, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, INDUSTRY, & LABOR – VALISSA ARMSTEAD
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Spectrum Health
COMMUNITY SERVICE – MISTI STANTON
Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mercantile Bank
PROFESSIONS – MICHELLE RABIDEAU
President, Mercy Health St. Mary’s Foundation
SPORTS, FITNESS, & WELLNESS – JEWELLYNNE RICHARDSON
West Michigan Jewels of Africa, One Stop Culture Shop
STUDENT HONOREE & YWCA JUDY LLOYD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
MIDIAN JOHNSON, City High School
YWCA HELEN CLAYTOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Zoë Pack, Rockford High School
Sara Tatreau, Kenowa Hills High School
Shari Vargas Ortiz, Union High School
Since 1977, the YWCA’s annual Tribute Awards have honored over 250 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.