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YWCA-GCR Announces Winners of the 18th Annual Resourceful Women's Awards Luncheon



On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.  (YWCA-GCR) will proudly host its 18th Annual Resourceful Women's Awards Luncheon (RWA). Presented by Groff Networks and emceed by Benita Zahn and Dan Bazile, the event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy.

YWCA-GCR’ s 2017 Resourceful Woman of the Year is Anne Saile, Interim Director of The Hyde Collection and Founder & President of  The Saile Group. In addition to honoring Anne Saile, the Awards Luncheon will recognize YWCA-GCR’s  2017 Woman of InspirationOpal Ingram and eighteen Resourceful Award honorees and three Community Partners. In honor of the Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage in NYS, YWCA-GCR is proud to also be honoring Phoebe Apperson Hearst, the late suffragist, philanthropist, feminist and educational pioneer for women and girls.

YWCA-GCR announces a new award category in recognition of our community partners whose generous, tireless, caring, supportive spirits and expertise have provided significant financial contributions and tangible goods to YWCA-GCR over the years.  We are proud to honor Kelli Arnold, KeyBank, Michael Fanning, Mosaic Associates Architects and Nancy A. Kupiec, Vesta Construction Services, LLC, as our three community partners.

The eighteen women and young girls on a mission will be recognized under the categories of Education;Emerging ProfessionalEntrepreneurFront LineHealth and Human ServicesManagementPhilanthropy;Public ServiceYoung Girls On A Mission; and brand new this year, Women in Technology:

 

EDUCATION:

                Jacinda Conboy – The NYS Council of School Superintendents

EMERGING PROFESSIONAL:

                Jinah Kim – Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen

                Bailey Van Deest - St. Anne's Institute

ENTREPRENEUR:

                Kierra Jones - Kierra Jones International and The Shine Strategist™

                Maureen Sager - Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy

FRONT LINE:

                Elizabeth Haller – YWCA of the Greater Capital Region

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:

                Dorothy Maria Urschel –St. Peter’s Health Partners

                Andra Zubkovs – Joseph’s House and Shelter

MANAGEMENT:

                Karen Gregory - Target

                Sarah Quinn – BBL Hospitality

                Joella Viscusi – Ambient Environmental, Inc.

PHILANTHROPY:

                Nipa Nobel – MTX B2B Solutions, LLC / Unagi Sushi

PUBLIC SERVICE:

                Angelicia Morris - Schenectady County Human Rights Commission

YOUNG GIRLS ON A MISSION:

Tajhanae Gibson and Tahziana Gibson           

Jayme Laing

Tarallen McKoy             

 

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY:

                Jennifer Favitta – Troy Web Consulting

“We are excited to announce and honor these women and young girls at our luncheon. This is not just an event, but a time to come together for a great cause while honoring resourceful and dynamic women, young girls on a mission, community partners and the Resourceful Woman of the year.  They are doing or contributing to the good hard work of advancing the empowerment of women and girls.  The RWA Luncheon is our largest fundraiser that brings awareness to our mission, unique and cutting-edge services and programs and gains the financial support of our new and consistent friends to help us sustain, enhance and expand services and programs.  The RWA Luncheon assists YWCA-GCR with sustaining our legacy and helping those we serve and our community. This year we have an ambitious goal to reach $100,000 for this event and encourage the public’s support to help us reach our goal,” said Daquetta Jones, Executive Director YWCA-GCR.

“I am honored to have been chosen as the 2017 Resourceful Woman of the Year,” said Anne Saile.  “YWCA of the Greater Capital Region provides unique services and programs for those in need.  In addition to their economic empowerment, homelessness prevention, food security programs and services, every day, YWCA-GCRhouses 104 women and over 50 children.  The work they do is very important to our community.”

YWCA of the Greater Capital Region is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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