Women of Distinction

YWCA 43rd Annual Women of Distinction Event

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

Dr. Avra Johnson

Dr. Katie Smentek

Amy Vokal

2015 Young Woman of Distinction Recipient

Dana Sikkila

2015 Distinctive Difference Award Recipient

Zonta Club of Mankato


**Please NOTE: All seats will be assigned this year. If you wish to be seated with someone please note your request during the registration process. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and we will try to accomodate as many requests as we can.

Ticket Information:

Individual Ticket $65.00

Reserved Table of 8 $520.00 (Must know all individuals information at the time of registration.)


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Meal Sponsor $2500 (2 Available)

Diamond Sponsor $1500 (6 Available)

Pearl Sponsor $500 (13 Available)

Sponsorship Opportunity Package Information

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