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YWCA Alaska Announces Champion & Ambassador Awardees


Anchorage, Alaska – December 2, 2013 For the first time in its history, YWCA Alaska announces the recipients of the Champion and the Ambassador Awards.

Leslie Ellis is the recipient of the Champion Award, which goes to a woman who is leaving Alaska after having contributed significantly to the empowerment of women and people of color.

YWCA Alaska also announces Walter Monegan as the recipient of the Ambassador Award, created to honor a man or an organization that supports women in an extraordinary way.

Both the Champion and the Ambassador awards will be acknowledged during the 24th Annual YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony & Purse Auction on Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center Discovery Theatre. In addition, the 2013 Women of Achievement will be honored. Tickets may be purchased through CenterTix @ 263-ARTS.

“This event celebrates the achievements and community dedication of ten extraordinary women. In its 24th year, it now represents an Academy of 288 women who have shaped and continue to shape Alaska,” said YWCA Alaska CEO, Hilary Morgan.

About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.


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