ALTON — The YWCA of Alton will honor local women for exceptional achievements, personal excellence and outstanding actions in the community.
The YWCA is seeking nominations for its 26th annual Women of Distinction celebration and is asking for the public’s help. Nomination deadline in March 25.
Honorees will be recognized during a dinner May 5 in The Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College. The chair for the event is Debra Ross, a Woman of Distinction in 2013.
Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton has presented 241 women with the award. The honorees are selected based on their commitment to community through service to others and compassionate leadership to improve the quality of life for everyone in their communities. The women honored at this event represent the diversity of women’s interests, talents and achievements and support the mission of the YWCA: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
A volunteer panel of judges will select this year’s honorees from nominations made by the public or organizations throughout the counties served by the YWCA of Alton. Honorees will be selected for significant contributions in areas such as, but not limited to: arts, business, professions, communications and media, community service, education, entrepreneurship, social services and government.
Everyone is urged to nominate women making a difference throughout their communities. Nomination packets are available at the YWCA, at www.altonywca.com, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (618) 465-7774.
For information, visit the YWCA of Alton, 304 E. Third St., Alton; or call (618) 465-7774.