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Nominations sought for YWCA of Alton Women of Distinction


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON — Nominations are now being sought by the YWCA of Alton for its 26th annual Women of Distinction celebration.

Women are honored annually for exceptional achievements, personal excellence and outstanding actions in the community. Nomination deadline is March 25.

Honorees will be recognized during a dinner on May 5 in The Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College. The chair for the event is Debra Ross, WOD 2013.

Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton has presented 241 local women with its Women of Distinction Award. The honorees are selected based upon their commitment to community through their service to others and through their compassionate leadership. They represent the diversity of women’s interests, talents and achievements and support the mission of the YWCA: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

A volunteer panel of judges will select this year’s honorees from nominations made by the public or organizations throughout the counties served by the YWCA of Alton. Honorees will be selected for significant contributions in areas such as, but not limited to: arts, business, professions, communications/media, community service, education, entrepreneurship, social services and government.

Everyone is urged to nominate women who are making a difference throughout their communities. Nomination packets are available at the YWCA, online at, via email:, or by calling (618) 465-7774.

The YWCA of Alton, established in 1918, is part of the largest and oldest women’s organization in the world. For more information, visit the YWCA of Alton, 304 E. Third St., Alton, go to or call (618) 465-7774.

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