YWCA 25th Tribute Honoring Legacy Of The Igleheart Family.


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YWCA 25th Annual Tribute to Achievement Dinner Evansville Country Club
May 15, 2014
5:30 p.m.

Erika Taylor etaylor@ywcaevansville.org (812) 422‐1191

Over the past 25 years, the YWCA has recognized individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on the Evansville community at the annual Tribute to Achievement dinner. The funds raised by this inspiring event have been used to support the YWCA’s vital programs for women and girls.

On May 15th, the YWCA will continue this tradition by celebrating the legacy of the Igleheart women. “The Igleheart women have played a remarkable role in the history of Evansville, giving exceptional leadership to social welfare, education, and philanthropy,” says YWCA CEO Erika Taylor. The accomplishments of the Igleheart women are just a part of the story of the Igleheart family’s lasting impact on our community, its culture, and its commerce. The men and women of this family have helped shape local history for more than a century, creating

industries and banks, leading churches, funding museums, donating park lands, and supporting the Human Relations Commission, Willard Library, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, and more. Today, Igleheart women continue to improve our community by sharing their time, treasure and talent in a multitude of ways.

The YWCA will also be awarding the annual Berkley Ann Branson scholarships totaling $29,000 to Young Women of Promise who have graduated from our Live Y’ers program. In memory of Berkley Ann Branson, a 2000 Tribute to Achievement honoree, the YWCA is pleased to award a scholarship to the following 2014 Bosse High School graduates: Tori Chapman, Gentell Esters, Kahreena Foye, Lakeiya Gott, Daivanda Traynham, Monique Watt, and Cherita Young. Since 2002, the YWCA has awarded $250,805 to graduates of the Live Y’ers program.

Tribute to Achievement will take place at the Evansville Country Club from 5:30‐8:30 p.m. Tickets are available until Wednesday, May 14th by calling Lindsey Hartz at (812) 422‐1191.

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA has been serving the Evansville area since 1911 and from its inception has provided housing and services for women and girls. The Evansville YWCA is a member of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the oldest and largest women’s membership movement in the country.

Over the years, YWCA programs have changed to meet the evolving needs of women and girls. In 1979, the YWCA opened the first domestic violence shelter in Evansville. Other current programs include a Transition Housing Program for women in recovery, Emergency Shelter for homeless women and children, an after‐school and mentoring program, called Live Y’ers, for at‐risk girls in grades three through 12, and a Summer Fun day camp for school‐aged children. Special programs and events for the general public are also offered. Visit www.ywcaevansville.org for more information.