YWRC Gala Event Overview:
The YWRC Gala: Cultivating the Future celebration begins with a reception, wine pull, raffle, and silent auction, followed by a delicious three course dinner. The evening’s program includes an update on all things YWRC and honors inspiring local community members, as well as YWRC clients, with special awards. A live auction concludes the event.
Saturday, April 1, 2023 / 6 p.m.
at Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Co-chairs: Jann Freed and Maggie Glisan
Funds raised will provide local girls and young women* access to the critical supplies and resources they need to be strong, self-confident, and resilient.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for YWRC Gala: Growing Locally? Email Brooke for more information.
During YWRC Gala: Cultivating the Future, we will acknowledge and celebrate community members with the 2023 Louise Rosenfield Noun Impact, Purpose, and Visionary Awards.
We will also celebrate YWRC participants with the Woman of Worth (WOW) awards. The WOW award is presented to two YWRC clients who are positive role models for their peers, work to overcome challenges and exemplify the values of equity, resiliency, accessibility, community and advocacy. These awardees receive the award during the Gala program.
(Nominations for the 2023 Louise Rosenfield Noun Visionary Award have CLOSED.)
2022 YWRC GALA COMMITTEE:
Lindley Warren Mickunas
Questions? Please email Julia at [email protected].
*We define ‘girls and young women’ as any persons who have been socialized and/or identify as female. Nonbinary and gender fluid friends are welcome.
Thank you to all who supported 2022 YWRC Gala: Growing Locally!
Because of you, $138,000 was raised to support local girls and young women to grown in strength, self-confidence, and resiliency. 451 guests joined us for the event in person. View photos from the 2022 event here.