Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2017
$ 306,000 for women and girls: a successful 24th benefit evening!
The Women’s Y Foundation celebrated with honour its 24th Women of Distinction Awards on September 26th at the Arsenal Gallery. More than 450 people attended this benefit evening that recognized the commitment and accomplishments of nine laureates particularly inspiring. The event raised $306,000 to support the programs and activities that the YWCA Montreal has implemented for women and girls of the Greater Montreal.
Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2016
A successful benefit!
The Montreal Women’s Y Foundaton had a very successful celebration of its 23rd Women of Distinction Awards evening on Tuesday at the Théâtre Saint-James. The benefit evening, which this year adopted the theme and flavours of the 1920s, honoured 12 winners from different fields, whose achievements have brought positive and lasting changes on society. The event raised $242,500 in support of programs and activities that the YWCA Montreal organizes for women and girls in the Greater Montreal area. Three special awards were also given out: the Outstanding Achievement award, the YWCA of MontrealCoup de Cœur award and, for the very first time, the Inspirational Man award.
The Women’s Y Foundation Announces the Laureates of the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards.
Women who are making a difference in our society! This morning the Montreal Women’s Y Foundation announced the names of the laureates for the 23rd edition of the Women of Distinction Awards. These unique awards have been distributed every year since 1994. Inspiring women who have marked our society are recognized in 11 categories, including one for Outstanding Achievement. This year, for the first time, two more awards have been added, the YWCA of Montreal Coup de Coeur award and the Inspirational Man award.
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Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2015
Congratulations to the 2015 Laureates of the 22nd Women of Distinction Awards
To listen to the 140th anniversary special song Quand le voyage devient possible
Written and performed by Nos deux, the duo of David Pelletier and Tania Langlois
Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2014
The YWCA Montreal and its Foundation held a hugely successful 21st Women of Distinction Award ceremony on September 30th at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. 13 Women of Distinction were honoured at the event, and a net profit of $401,000 was raised to help build a better future for women and girls.
Thanks to all partners, donators and participants for the memorable evening!
Photo © Marcie Richtone
The YWCA Montreal, its Foundation and BFL CANADA are pleased to announce the names of the 13 women of distinction that will be honoured at the 21st Women of Distinction Awards, taking place on September 30, 2014, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Barry F. Lorenzetti, president, CEO and founder of BFL CANADA, will be the honorary chair at this year’s awards ceremony. He promises an unforgettable event, worthy of its winners, complete with music from the acclaimed Beatles tribute band Replay.
Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2013
LThe Women’s Y Foundation has raised more than $300,000 as part of its 20th Women of Distinction Awards Benefit Evening in profit of the YWCA programs. With the support of partners, donors, volunteers and guests, we can build a better future for women and girls in the Greater Montreal…
Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2012
The Women’s Y Foundation raised $ 365 000 at the 2012 Women of Distinction Awards Benefit Evening. The 19th edition was a big success thanks to ours partners, donors, volunteers committees, guests and organizing committee.
Thank you to all and each of you and to have offered hope to these women and girls who frequent YWCA Montreal.
2012 Honorary Co-presidents and laureates
To see the photos of the Benefit Evening click here.
Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2011
Thanks to your generosity, the Women’s Y Foundation raised a record sum of $385,000 at the 18th edition of the Women of Distinction Awards Benefit Evening which took place on September 26th.
From left to right: Geneviève Grandbois, Christiane Pelchat, Susie Napper, Dr. Louise Nadeau, Dr. Joanne Liu, Isabelle Hudon, Josée Boileau, Manon Bertrand (mother of Geneviève Bois), Dr. Angela Genge, Johanne Lépine, Dr. Laurette Dubé and Sylvie Béliveau.
Women of Distinction Award Benefit Gala 2010
Montreal, October 7, 2010 – The Women’s Y Foundation held the 17th edition of its Women of Distinction Benefit Evening on Monday October 4th. Some 800 guests had the opportunity to pay tribute to eleven exceptional women who by their commitment, courage and determination have advanced the cause of women and society as a whole.
The Women of Distinction Benefit Evening presented by the Women’s Y Foundation raises a record sum of $311,246 !
2010 Women of Distinction Award laureates
The Women’s Y Foundation has announced the names of the laureates of the 2010 Women of Distinction Awards which were presented during a benefit evening on October 4th.