Institute For Public Leadership

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Advisory Council is pleased to announce that the first workshop of the new Institute for Public Leadership will be held at Niagara University’s St. Vincent’s Hall on March 24, 2018 from 9-2 pm !

The IPL’s goal is to teach females how to run for political office and how to manage political campaigns.

The price will be $35 and registration closes on March 15th

Please continue to check back for details and updates!

For more information please email: YWCAoftheniagarafrontierIPL@gmail.com

or check Facebook at  YWCA IPL INFO

IPL Workshop Registration



Walk 2.13.18

Benefits the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs

Please join us for our 4th Annual Walk to raise

awareness in our local community

     DATE: Saturday, April 21st 2018  

       PLACE: YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

32 Cottage Street, Lockport


   49 Tremont Street, North Tonawanda


WALK: 12:00 pm



Questions? Donations?Want to Volunteer?

Contact: Rachel Sandle-Sacco

YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

433-6714 ext 235 or email  rsandle@ywcanf.org

2018 Walk A Mile Registration Form


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Wild West


SATURDAY APRIL 28, 2018, 6pm-10pm

Cambria Volunteer Fire Hall, 4631 Cambria Wilson Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

(Western Attire Encouraged)

Only 250 tickets will be sold with a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 and 8 other cash prizes. Cost of tickets are $125/admits 2 (food, wine, beer and soda included in ticket price).

Tickets go on sale now. Call 433-6714 for more info.

Dinner provided by The Catering Crew, a YWCA social enterprise with beer and wine included. Entertainment by Miles Patterson of World Wide Music Productions.

Live and silent auction to include airline tickets, Disney Hopper Passes, Buffalo Bills Cleat, Buffalo Sabres Jersey and more. Basket raffle. 50/50 split.

Revenues from this event will go to the Domestic Violence Prevention & Education Programs.

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2018 Niagara Awards: A Tribute to Women

will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:30 at

The Doubletree by Hilton Niagara Falls NY

 401 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

2017 NA Winners


The 2017 Niagara Award Recipients were:

 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

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.