YWCA To Hold Volunteer Luncheon June 17 At Bear Lakes

The YWCA of Palm Beach County will hold its annual Donor and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, “Under the Tropical Palms,” on Tuesday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m., at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.

In addition to recognizing its major donors and volunteers, the YWCA will present the Grace Hoadley Dodge Award and the Persimmon Award.

The Grace Hoadley Dodge Award is presented annually to a woman residing in Palm Beach County who has overcome adversity and in the process has not only empowered herself, but also created opportunities for and led other women toward their own empowerment. These accomplishments have been achieved with dignity and a commitment to promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

As the YWCA’s signature color, persimmon represents strength and confidence, and the Persimmon Award honors a woman who has played a significant role in support of the Y’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women during the past year.

“We are really looking forward to this event,” Luncheon Chair Karen Swanson said. “It’s wonderful to be able to honor outstanding local women with special recognition of their contributions through the YWCA’s two awards.”

Serving on the luncheon committee are Gayle A. Landen, Chrichet Mixon, Phyllis Verducci, Linda Wartow and Paula Wittmann.

Tickets are $45. To RSVP, call (561) 640-0050, ext. 134, or visit www.ywcapbc.org.