YWCA Princeton has announced the recipients of its prestigious Tribute to Women Awards. Eight women will be inducted into the YWCA’s list of honorees who embody its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Over the last four decades, more than 300 exemplary women have been honored by YWCA Princeton through this award program.
The 35th annual award ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 9, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.
The evening celebrates the achievements of women from the Greater Princeton area, who have made significant contributions to their professions, communities, educational institutions, or organizations, and whose accomplishments reflect the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. This event raises crucial funds that keep the organization true to its purpose, enabling it to expand its services to Hamilton and Trenton as well.
2018 Event. Anna Lustenberg (Tribute Honoree, 2006) is serving as this year’s Selection Committee Chair. Honorees are nominated by colleagues and peers in the workplace and in the community, and must demonstrate a high level of leadership and exceptional talent. A selection committee of past honorees and community leaders evaluates all those nominated on criteria highlighted by a commitment to the YWCA’s mission.
Kathleen Morolda (Tribute Honoree, 2010) is this year’s Event Chair. The event has grown significantly over the past three decades with nearly 500 community leaders and business representatives attending the event annually. Wells Fargo is returning as the Presenting Sponsor.
Other major sponsors include NJM Insurance Group, PACF Fund for Women and Girls, Capital Health, PSEG, RWJ-Hamilton, Sharbell Development Corp., and WithumSimth+Brown. In-kind sponsors include Riverview Studios, La Jolie Salon and Spa, Global Planners Inc., Herbstone Design, LLC, Lisa Sullivan Digital Artist, Mary Harris Events, Cranbury Station Gallery, Hamilton Jewelers, Hyatt Regency Princeton, and Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Company.
2018 Tribute to Women Honorees. The 2018 honorees represent women who have transformed and enriched the lives of countless individuals and organizations in their communities, paving the way for others to follow. YWCA Princeton is proud to honor and recognize them for their contributions.
The Tribute to Women Award recipients are:
• Carolyn Biondi, Arm in Arm
• Patricia Clearwater (Posthumously), BCRC Mission Supporter
• Linda Mead, D&R Greenway
• Catherine Milone, Junior Achievement of NJ
• Carol M. Ober, AARP Foundation
• Carolyn P. Sanderson, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
• Fern Spruill, YMCA Committed and Faithful Princetonians
• Paula Troy, RWK, LLC
To read about each of these honorees, please log on to www.ywcaprinceton.org/tribute. More information regarding the event can be found at this web address.
Tickets to the Awards Dinner are on sale at www.ywcaprinceton.org/tribute. The cost is $150 per person (on or before February 23); $1500 for tables of 10 and $750 for half tables of 5. Price per ticket increases to $175 after February 23. For more information on this event, contact Nancy Faherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-497-2100 ext. 316.
YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton. 609-497-2100. www.ywcaprinceton.org