2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

YWCA NorthEastern NY is excited to celebrate the 40th Annual Empowerment Awards Gala (formerly Women of Achievement)! This year, we chose the colors persimmon and gold to represent not only celebrating 40 years of achievement, but also 135 years of YWCA NorthEastern NY. This year’s ceremony will be held on March 23rd, 2023 from 6pm to 9pm at River’s Casino in Schenectady.

The Empowerment Awards are held yearly during the month of March to celebrate outstanding individuals who have demonstrated remarkable accomplishments in our community. The awardees are expected to be announced by December 9, 2022.

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2023 Award Categories

James Addison Good Neighbor Award – A community member whose mission has been to support, improve, or change their community for the better. A community role model who centers themselves and their work on the greater good, dedicated to implementing change.
Advocacy Award – A community member who demonstrates exemplary work in a capacity supporting the empowerment of women and/or the elimination of racism or a cause closely aligned.
Social Justice Award – A community member who demonstrates exemplary work in a capacity that promotes peace, justice, and freedom for all.
Katherine S. Rozendaal Volunteer Award – Celebrate a community member who has donated their time to make a tremendous impact.
Susan Rosenthal Women in Business Award – A business leader who has demonstrated business success, supporting other businesswomen, and is living out their mission.
Empowerment Award – An outstanding individual who has used their work, time, and talent to lift others up to live their mission.
Youth Empowerment Award – An outstanding individual who has worked to support and/or advance young people in our community.
Arts & Culture Award – Nominate a community member or group whose artistry embodies YWCA’s mission or who uses their art to embody the mission of working to empower women and eliminate racism.
Young Excellence Award – A young community member (21 and under) who everyone should watch out for as they are preparing to take over the world.