From: Baltimore YWCA []

Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 3:42 PM


Subject: YWCA - Thanks to All Who Support Us



YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area, Inc.

eliminating racism
empowering women

Did you know . . .

We are part of the international YWCA, the world's oldest, largest multicultural women's organization.

Internationally, 27 million YWCA members champion children's welfare, women's financial and social independence, and racial justice.

Since 1883, the Baltimore YWCA has helped thousands of women and their children lead safer, healthier lives through childcare programs, homeless services, transitional housing programs, and more.

Today, OUR YWCA annually moves hundreds of women and children from homelessness to permanent housing and provides affordable daycare and after school care for children throughout the region.

The Baltimore YWCA is committed to serving women and families in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and northern Anne Arundel counties.



The YWCA would like to thank the more than 500 friends, supporters, and business leaders who turned out to celebrate extraordinary women leaders at our Fifth Annual Leader Lunch. With stellar honorees, and a growing reputation as a showcase on women's leadership, Leader Lunch attracted a record-breaking and enthusiastic crowd. (More than half our tickets were sold before a single invitation was mailed!)

Developed to highlight the role women leaders play in the workplace, Leader Lunch annually honors some of the most celebrated women in the Baltimore region's business, civic, government, education, and non-profit sectors.

With your support, we paid fitting tribute to our honorees' many accomplishments and raised critical funds for the YWCA's programs. A special thanks goes to the sponsors who financially support our event and share our commitment to empowering women and promoting diversity.


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(photos by John Moore of Brown Media, Inc.)

YWCA CEO Unveils New Initiatives

At the May 7 event, CEO Vicki Sharif unveiled three new initiatives underway at the YWCA. To enthusiastic applause, Ms. Sharif announced the launching of the Women's Leadership Initiative, a forum connecting our prior and current Leader Lunch honorees with opportunities to inspire young people and educate the public on issues such as economic empowerment and racial justice.


The YWCA will also be working with the young women of the Morgan State University YWCA program to develop a national model for starting YWCA programs on college campuses throughout the country. And taking our mission to eliminate racism into the cyber-age, Ms. Sharif announced plans to build an online community for sharing resources and promoting dialogue on racial issues.

As Ms. Sharif noted in her closing remarks, "The YWCA has a proud history behind us and an exciting future ahead of us. We hope you'll be part of it."

Become a part of the YWCA.

Baltimore YWCA 125 Years

The YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area, Inc.
128 West Franklin Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201 
Phone: (410) 685-1460 

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