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2023 Women of Distinction Gala

Thursday, May 4, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Julia's Banquet Center
101 Eastgate Plaza
East Alton, IL 62024

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We are pleased to announce and invite you to the 32nd Annual YWCA Women of Distinction dinner on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Julia’s Banquet Center in East Alton.

Each year the YWCA Women of Distinction Award is presented to a select group of women with extraordinary accomplishments through career success, community service, leadership, mentoring, and dedication to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. With over 300 recipients of this award, the Women of Distinction Academy is comprised of the most accomplished women in Madison and Jersey County.

The spectacular event honors the Women of Distinction with an award and special evening, acknowledging their contributions to our communities and their commitment to the YWCA mission — eliminating racism, empowering women, promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We also recognize the Josephine Marley Beckwith Future Leaders Scholarship winners toast their future successes.

This event hosts around 300 people including current honorees and members of the prestigious Women of Distinction Academy. The event is an opportunity for guests and sponsors alike to connect with friends and the leaders of our community.

This signature event raises critical financial support for life-changing programs serving the community.

YWCA Southwestern Illinois is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supported through generous contributions from businesses and individuals like you. There are multiple ways to contribute to the 2023 Women of Distinction Dinner:

Event Timing Details:
Doors Open: 5:00 pm
Women of Distinction and Academy photos: 5:15 pm
Event Begins: 6:00 pm

The deadline to purchase tickets on line for the Gala Event is April 27, 2023. If you wish to purchase tickets after April 27, 2023, please contact the YW directly.

For more information, please contact YWCA at 618-465-7774 or info@altonywca.com