Leader Luncheon 2021

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LEADER LUNCHEON 2021: Celebrating 37 years!

The Leader Luncheon is a signature event of the YWCA Elgin, held annually to honor deserving women for their outstanding accomplishments as well as raising funds to support the work of the organization. The funds raised by Leader Luncheon are used to develop and expand programming and advocacies for women and families with a clear commitment to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women.

Keeping everyone’s safety in mind, the YWCA Elgin Board of Directors and Leader Luncheon Committee decided that Leader Luncheon 2021 will be held virtually on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 6 pm. All reservations and sponsorship purchased for Leader Luncheon 2020 will be honored at this year’s event.

In addition to the new virtual platform, there have been some exciting changes to the event reservations and sponsorship levels. For the 2021 Leader Luncheon, all individual reservations are Free of charge. Due to the free individual reservations, the sponsorship levels now have new exciting components to them. To view the new sponsorship levels, click here.

Even though the event reservations are free to all individual registrants we ask that you please register for the event so that you will receive all communications leading up to the event. Reservations can be made below.

Congratulations to the 2021 Leader Luncheon Nominees


Registration for the virtual Leader Luncheon is open. 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/advocacies that support 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 FoundationCarol EliasBetty BrownKCT Credit Union
Elgin Community CollegeElizabeth HoeftMurna Hansemann
Karen FoxLois Myers-Bauer
Prairie Community Bank
Thomas & Madalena Lawrence
W.R. Meadows Inc.

Auction Item Pickup

Congratulations to Jeff Gosse for winning the 50/50 raffle and to the individuals that won silent auction items.

Item(s) and the 50/50 raffle prize can be picked up during the following dates and times:

February 10th from 5-7 pm

February 11th from 11 am – 1 pm

February 12th from 5-7 pm

Pickup Instructions: Pull into the YWCA Elgin’s alley, the entrance is off of Center Street. Then call us at 847.742.7930 and let the customer service representative know that you are here to pick-up your silent auction item(s). The rep. will ask your name, vehicle type (i.e. car, SUV, truck, etc.), and vehicle color. Your silent auction items will then be brought out to your car.