YWCA "Circle of Women" Honors Women in Philanthropy

ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- YWCA Rock County is celebrating the success of its biennial Circle of Women event held at the Holiday Inn Express on November 1.

Table Captains exquisitely decorated 50 tables and recruited nearly 450 attendees and donors. Together with Event Sponsor – BMO Harris Bank, sponsors and friends, they raised more than $42,000 to support YWCA programs.

The evening also featured the YWCA Spirit of Giving award, which recognizes women who have made philanthropic strides in our community. Joni Cullen and Lisa Saxer-Buros of the Madelyn Pendant Company earned the 2012 Spirit of Giving award. Their generosity extends far beyond the YWCA, with roughly 30 nonprofit agencies on their list of worthy causes.

The funds raised at Circle of Women will benefit YWCA programs in Rock County. YWCA Rock County provides safe shelter and basic needs for hundreds of women and children fleeing domestic violence. YWCA Transitions Program helps women take the next step toward independence and a life free from domestic abuse through permanent housing and economic empowerment services.

YWCA cares for hundreds of school age children each year in our Before & After School Child Care Program. At CARE House, child victims of abuse and neglect receive justice and a step toward healing. Through the YWCA Immigration Outreach Program and Racial Justice Initiatives, we help ensure that everyone, regardless of race or national origin has access to services and can participate fully in our community.

For more information about how to give your time, talent, tenacity and financial support to support YWCA Rock County, please contact admin@ywcarockco.com or visit www.ywcarockcounty.org.


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