Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ywca clark county benefit luncheon a fundraising success

Vancouver, Wash. — ywca clark county is pleased to announce total revenues of $125,762 at our 16th annual benefit luncheon.

The event, held at the Hilton Vancouver on September 2, commanded more than 625 attendees and boasted near-record profits. Trisha Meili, known to the world as “The Central Park Jogger” shared her inspirational story of hope and possibility during recovery from her near death brutal assault in 1989.

“We could not be more thankful of the committed and supportive community who make the work we do possible through their financial and other support,” said Jennifer Werdel, ywca’s Director of Development and Communications.

Thanks to the generosity of the following community partners, this year’s benefit luncheon was fully underwritten. The Boeing Company, The Columbian, Columbia Credit Union, Corwin Beverage Company, Home Instead Senior Care, IQ Credit Union, Lee & Connie Kearney, Kiewit, Miller Nash, LLP, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. Providence Health and Services, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, The Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver Business Journal.

“These days, challenges are all around us. The economy has many of us feeling down. Change is coming at us faster than we can handle it. Many feel overwhelmed and helpless. I can identify with people seeking to survive in tough times. With these lessons – support, focusing on what I could control, patience and a survivor mindset – I was able to persevere and reclaim my life.  I have seen that hope and possibility can arrive in unexpected ways, times and places. On my extraordinary journey of healing, I discovered the resilience of the human spirit.”

~ Trisha Meili

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