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Young Women’s Forum: Know Your Why & Your Purpose

One of our three events for the Young Women’s Forum was this past Tuesday that featured Life Coach Rita Hudgens. Founder and CEO of Transform University, Rita is an Internationally Certified Coach that specializes in the lifestyle transformations of women. For her contribution to our...

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Meals on Wheels Impact

AMERICA, LET’S DO LUNCH™ YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix, Let’s Do Lunch: Volunteer with Meals on Wheels More than 10 million seniors in the United States (that’s 1 in 6) currently face the threat of hunger and 15 million seniors are living alone in isolation. Each and every day,...

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Support the YWCA on Arizona Gives Day

April 5th is Arizona Gives Day! Promote the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24 hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. Make a Donation on...

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Connie R. Meza

Winner of the: Racial Justice Award Connie Meza is a fourth generation Arizona Native. Connie’s siblings attended and graduated from St. Mary’s elementary and high schools. These formative years combined with the deep family convictions, religious beliefs and values set the stage for Connie’s strong belief...

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Jan Blaser-Upchurch

Winner of the: Police, Military & Fire Award Jan Blaser-Upchurch was raised on a cattle ranch near the small town of Valentine, Nebraska. She was raised in a loving environment within a large family, learning early on of the importance of hard work, being responsible and...

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Tracy Bame

President, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and Director, Social Responsibility and Community Development – Americas Division Winner of the: Community Service, Corporate Award Tracy Bame leads the Freeport-McMoRan social responsibility and compliance programs in the Americas. Tracy also serves as President of Copper & Gold Foundation, the primary philanthropic vehicle of...

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Ashley E. Bridwell

Winner of the: Advocacy Award Ashley grew up in Phoenix and attended Arizona State University where she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work with an emphasis in advanced clinical/direct practice. Prior to graduation, she completed an internship at Advocates for the Disabled, a...

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Susan Berman

Winner of the: Advocacy Award Susan Berman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Susan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Counseling. Susan pursued...

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