Leader Luncheon 2020

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LEADER LUNCHEON 2020: Celebrating 37 years!

YWCA Elgin is now accepting nominations for outstanding leaders who exemplify the mission of the YWCA, eliminating racism and empowering women. The deadline for award nominations is midnight on March 5th. Leader Luncheon 2020 will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020, with keynote speaker Sharon Bush. The Leader Luncheon awards honor eight individuals who strive to make a difference in their community in the categories of Arts, Business & Professions, Communication & Technology, Education, Public Service, Racial Justice, and Volunteer & Community Service. Click here to download a PDF version of the nomination form or use the button below to submit your nomination online.

Submit a Nomination Online

We urge you to write your nomination in a separate document before submitting online, this will decrease the chance of data loss. Within 48 hours of submission, you will receive an email confirmation of your nomination. If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact the YWCA Elgin.

Leader Luncheon 2020 Speaker


Registration to attend Leader Luncheon is open, and seats/tables are selling quickly. Reserve your seat today!

Reserve Your Seat


Leader Luncheon is YWCA Elgin’s primary fundraising event. Funds from the event are used to develop and expand programming and advocacies for women and families’ economic self-sufficiency with a clear commitment to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women.

Click here for more information about sponsorship levels.

Become a Sponsor


Title Sponsor - $3,000Leader Circle Table Sponsor - $1,250Gold Star Sponsor - $500Silver Star Sponsors - $250Circle of Friends Sponsors - $100
EFS FoundationKaren FoxBetty Brown
Prairie Community Bank
Thomas & Madalena Lawrence
Cinderella’s Closet has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
This event will not be rescheduled. If you are in need of a dress, please contact Sherry Kinser, Cinderella’s Closet Coordinator, at skinser@ywcaelgin.org to schedule an appointment.

YWCA Elgin Program/Event Updates

03.21.2020 UPDATE – Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Illinois Governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order, the YWCA Elgin will be temporarily closed in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and the entire community. Please check back or follow us on social media for updates.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed until April 7th.

Adult Education (English as a Second Language) will be canceled until further notice.

Family Literacy will be canceled until further notice.

Thank you for understanding. We hope everyone stays safe during this time and we look forward to returning to our regular schedule soon.