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34th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Celebration
2018 YWCA Women of Achievement Awards Celebration!  

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:30pm 

Radisson Plaza Hotel, Downtown Kalamazoo

YWCA Kalamazoo is pleased to accept nominations for the 34th Annual YWCA Women of Achievement Awards Celebration, to be held Thursday, May 10, 2018. 

YWCA Kalamazoo has a rich history of honoring the accomplishments of noteworthy women in our community.  Nominations will be forwarded to a Selection Committee, which will select the 2018 awardees.

Nomination Forms are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2017. 

Please feel free to contact Kellie Swikoski, Development Manager, at (269) 345-5595 or via email kswikoski@ywcakalamazoo.org if you have any questions regarding the nomination process.

We look forward to receiving your nomination or nominations!


WOA pics on invite


Nominate a Candidate

To nominate a candidate, please complete this form.

Completed forms can be emailed to: kswikoski@ywcakalamazoo.org or mailed to: YWCA Women of Achievement, 353 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo MI, 49007 by Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Note: Nominations received are good for 2 years of consideration. (Nominations received for consideration in 2018 will be included for consideration again in 2019 if they are not selected to receive an award.)

Sponsor the Event

YWCA Kalamazoo invites businesses and organizations to participate as Sponsors for this annual community celebration. Levels of support with related benefits are described in this form.

Please return this form by mail or email edeering@ywcakalamazoo.org by April 1, 2018.

Purchase Reservations

To be added to the invitation mailing list for the Women of Achievement Awards Celebration, please email kswikoski@ywcakalamazoo.org


YWCA Lifetime Women of Achievement Award Past Recipients

Juanita Goodwin, 2016
Carolyn G. Alford, 2015
Anne Wend Lipsey, 2014
Ronda Stryker, 2013
Kathy B. Beauregard, 2012
Dr. Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, 2011
Pat Coles-Chalmers, 2010
Dr. Martha B. Warfield, 2009
Marjorie Springgate, 2008
Sister Elizabeth (Betty) Veenhuis, 2007
Marian G. Klein, 2006
Judy Sarkozy, 2005
Mary Little Tyler, 2004
Eva L. Ozier, 2003
Barbara L. James, 2002
Suzanne Todd Shepherd, 2001
Ann V. Parfet, 2000
Anna Whitten, 1999
Hon. Carolyn H. Williams, 1998
Judith K. Maze, 1997
Dr. Marilyn J. Schlack, 1996
Jo Jacobs, 1995
Beverly A. Moore, 1994
Mary C. Brown, 1993
Caroline R. Ham, 1992
Martha G. Parfet, 1991
Gayl F. Werme, 1990
N. Lorraine Beebe, 1989
Georgia T. Dungy, 1988
Allene W. Dietrich, 1987
Elizabeth Upjohn Mason, 1986
Betty Lee Ongley, 1985

YWCA Women of Achievement Award Past Recipients

Kristi Carambula
Lynn Smith Houghton
Cindy Kole
Sam Lealofi
Karianne Thomas

Elizabeth A. Burns
Pam Kingery
Sherry Thomas-Cloud
Jan Van Der Kley

Bonnie Jo Campbell
Mary McLean
La June Montgomery Tabron
Dorothy Young

J. Baraka-Love
Margaret Merrion
Willie Mae Pierson
Heidi E. Stucki

Lola Clark Atkinson
Audrey Lipsey
Bobbe A. Luce
Alfrelynn J. Roberts
Sarah Stangl

Mary A. Doud
Mikell Thurston Griffith
Patti Huiskamp
Sylvia C. Pahl
Earlie M. Washington

Phyllis R. Buskirk
Patricia E. Dolan
Lori Moore
Pamela S. Roland

Loretta Cipkus Dubray
Tara East
Mattie Jordan-Woods

Gwendolyn Hillman
Lois Jackson
Judy Moore

Lisa A. Godfrey
Rosalie Novara
Nancy Owen
Phyllis Seabolt

Janice Brown
Sally Putney
Marie L. Stevens
Sister Elizabeth (Betty) Veenhuis

Jean Forrest
Ellen Kisinger-Rothi
Marilyn A. Potgeisser

Janet M. Dancer
Edith Gardner
Hannah McKinney
Ronda Stryker

Patricia Coles-Chalmers
Mary Carolyn Howard
Dr. Elise B. Jorgens
Alice Kemerling
Virginia E. Norton

Kathy Beauregard
Irene B. Hamilton
Deborah C. Jackson
Marcia S. Jackson