2017 Niagara Awards: A Tribute to Women

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:30

The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls

The 2017 Niagara Award Recipients are:

 Art Award: Susan Geissler

 Education Award: Cynthia Jones

 Education Award: Lynne Neveu

 Emerging Leader Award: Dana L. Radatz, Ph.D.

 Emerging Leader Award: Debra Workman

 Entrepreneur Award: Katherine Lucas

 Front Line Award: Patricia Frederick

 Front Line Award: Kathryn Kaiser

 Health & Human Services Award: Karen Bunce

 Management Award: Gwen Howard

 Management Award: Rebecca Vincheski

 Military/First Responder Award: Amanda Irons-Rindfleisch

 Social Change Agent Award:  Norma Higgs

 Social Change Agent Award: Margaret Topor

 Lifetime Achievement Award: Marjorie Gillies

 Friend of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier: The Gap Foundation

Come celebrate with these outstanding women.

Tickets are $100 each or a table of 10 for $1000 to include

cocktail reception and gift certificate raffle, dinner and presentation of awards.

Tickets and sponsorships are available by calling the YWCA at 433-6714 or emailing jmullett-hosey@ywcanf.org.

2017 Niagara Awards Invitation and Response Card

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This is year our theme will be WORKING WITH MEN TO SOLVE GENDER VIOLENCE. Joanna Pasceri will emcee the event and our special guest speaker will be Troy Vincent, NFL head of Football Operations, former NFL player and national advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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 The Niagara Awards was established by the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Niagara in 1997 as a fundraiser to publicly recognize and honor women who make significant contributions to the Niagara and Erie communities specific to the YWCA’s mission of empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.  Award recipients will be selected in one of the nine award categories Art, Education, Emerging Leader, Entrepreneur, Front Line, Health and Human Services, Management, Military/First Responder and Social Change Agent (there may be more than one recipient in each category) and will be recognized at the dinner and their picture and bio will appear in local press articles and the event program. The award recipient(s) in each of the award categories will be notified by the YWCA Selection Committee prior to the dinner.

In addition, a pre-selected recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Friend of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Award will be honored and presented with an award at the dinner.

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(Photo: 2016 Nominees and Awardees)

Crazy Jake's

Advisory Board Fundraiser Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Doors open at 5:30pm. Event ends 8pm

Location: Gateway Banquets – Crazy Jakes

26 Webster Street

North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Ticket Price: $35 – includes heavy

hors d’oeuvre  and one free drink

Proceeds to be used to fund Domestic Violence Programs