FAMILY LEGACY: The gift that keeps on giving.

By: Jan Elsea, Chair Leadership Giving Council Most of us probably think that Legacy Giving means designating physical items (like money, property, jewelry, retirement funds, etc.) to a recipient. But I have come to believe that giving of yourself—your time, talents, energy—is of great value also. Without...

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Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Elsea who was presented with the first YWCA Janet G. Elsea, Ph.D., Volunteer of the Year Award on May 15th at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. Dr. Elsea has provided decades of service and guidance to the YWCA. We are deeply grateful...

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The Willey Award – By Janet G. Elsea, Ph.D.

As I watched the Grammy award show last night, I was thrilled at the number of women awardees and at their sharing the stage with one another—women of all races, ages, sexual orientation, even height and weight—singing their hearts out!     I thought: wouldn’t Dorothy Willey...

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