Milestones: A Tribute to Women

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2018 Milestones Award Honorees

YWCA of Northwest Ohio was honored to celebrate 7 amazing women this year for their outstanding contributions to our community during the 23rd annual Milestones Awards luncheon held at the Seagate Centre, Wednesday, March 28th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

The 2018 Milestones Award Honorees are:

Cynthia Thompson – Arts

Debra Monagan – Business

WilliAnn Moore – Education

Denise Cubbon – Government

Randa Mansour- Shousher – Sciences

Jan Ruma – Social Services

Sarah Skow – Volunteerism

This year’s Milestones Award ceremony also included the first ever employee of the year award. The 2018 YWCA Northwest Ohio Employee of the Year is: Penny Tullis, the director of our Youth Development Department.

CONGRATULATIONS to Penny Tullis, Youth Development Director for receiving the YWCA of Northwest Ohio Employee of the Year award for the excellent work and leadership she has shown in guiding and facilitating youth and YWCA staff!

By encouraging the youth in her program to take charge and organize our annual Unity March and the Youth March of Our Lives, she has been an inspiration to us all.  Thank you, Penny!


Purple Purse 2018: 
The 2018 Milestones also hosted a raffle for the Purple Purse designed by none other than Serena Williams on behalf of the Allstate Foundation to eliminate domestic violence. Out of 191 entries, we had one lucky winner to take home this beautiful purse.  Winner of 2018 Purple Purse is: Brittany Krohn

Each year, YWCA of Northwest Ohio celebrates high achieving women in the community at this annual luncheon. Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Northwest Ohio, this luncheon has honored more than 150 women in the region.

A Community Coming Together To Impact Lasting Change
The Milestones awards luncheon has evolved into YWCA of Northwest Ohio’s largest fundraising event, sponsored by local companies and organizations each year, and is one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women.

Friends and supporters who believe in YWCA’s dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities come together to invest in the safety, hope, and healing of those served by YWCA’s critical programs. All proceeds raised by this important event directly benefit the programs of YWCA of Northwest Ohio.

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Thank you to our presenting sponsors of the 2018 Milestones: A Tribute to Women Award Luncheon