Women of Distinction

YWCA 43rd Annual Women of Distinction Event

2015 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:  
Diamond Sponsors:  
Pearl Sponsors:  
Bolton & Menk, Inc.  
Bremer Bank  
Jones and Magnus, Attorneys at Law  
Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union  
Profinium, Inc.  
Toppers Plus  
United Prairie Bank  
Wells Fargo  
In Kind:  
Exclusively Diamonds  
Lights on Madison & The Design Element  
Najwa's Catering  
River Valley Woman  

Presented by Jones Metal, Inc.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Social Hour & Silent Auction begins at 5:00pm

Dinner and Program begins at 6:30pm

Verizon Wireless Center


2015 Women of Distinction Award Recipients

 Avra Johnson       Katie Smentek           Amy Vokal


2015 Young Woman of Distinction Recipient

   Dana Sikkila


2015 Distinctive Difference Award Recipient

Zonta Club of Mankato


For ticket or table information for this event,

please contact Sam Ward at 507-386-2183 or  sam@ywcamankato.org.


Regular & Gluten Free Meal Choice

Mixed Garden Salad with French Dressing
Chicken Tawook (French-Cut Chicken Breast
Mashed Baby Red Potatoes
Schwarma Sauce on the Side

Vegetarian Meal


Silent Auction

This year's event will feature a silent auction and wine wall. We are excited to announce that this year's featured silent auction item will be a Susan B. Anthony replica handbag! Susan B. Anthony fought for women's economic empowerment ("Every woman must have a purse of her own."), and the YWCA is deeply committed to the heart of this message. Through this year's featured purse section of the silent auction, we invite you to support women's economic empowerment as well!



In-Kind Donations of Wine & Silent Auction Items will be accepted through March 19.

For more information contact:

Sam Ward
(507) 386-2183






The YWCA has honored 131 women and 3 businesses for their leadership, significant impact on the community and their dedication to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women while promoting peace, justice, freedom and ensuring dignity for all.  Each of the women nominated have made a large impact on the community. Their efforts have helped women to live independently, combat ignorance, actively try to end gender violence and provide community assistance. 


Past Women of Distinction Recipients

Past Young Woman of Distiction Recipients

Past Distictive Difference Award Recipients


2014 Honorees Pictured Above from Left to Right:

Cheryl Hamond, Sue Frost, Julie Hawker