Start Up, Stand Out and SOAR

START UP, STAND OUT and SOAR. YWCA Brooklyn Benefit and Fundraiser 2016.

YWCA Brooklyn would like to whole-heartedly thank all 2016 Benefit attendees, honorees, and supporters who were part of our celebration on Dec. 7, 2016 either in person or in spirit. We simply could not do what we do without you. Your year-end tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated and helps us to further our mission to eliminate racism and empower women in our community.


The honorees who were recognized by the YWCA Brooklyn this evening are change-makers in social justice, economic empowerment, educational equity, and contributors to our YWCA Brooklyn community. CEO and President Martha Kamber shared the cutting edge YWCA Brooklyn initiatives including women’s entrepreneurship programming, YW LEAD Brooklyn college access, and permanent affordable housing for women – all priorities that elevate economic empowerment for women and girls of color in our borough.


YWCA Brooklyn 2016 Honorees included:

Terry-Ann Lawrence, YW LEAD Brooklyn Participant and Freshman at CUNY School of Medicine Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program                 Young Women’s Achievement Award

Ogo Ekweozor-Holley, Founder & CEO of OGONEWYORK Inc.
Woman of Distinction Award for Economic Empowerment

Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at the New School
Women of Distinction Award For Racial Justice

Anita Adams, YWCA Brooklyn Resident
Good Neighbor Award

Lee Perlman, President, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, GNYHA and generous funder of YW LEAD Brooklyn
The Y’s Guy” Award


Guests of the Benefit enjoyed live music and performances, dancing and raffles.

The celebration took place in our historic downtown building that is home to over 300 low income women survivors, formerly homeless and seniors. Providing affordable, safe, permanent, individual housing units in a community dedicated to promoting the economic empowerment and quality of life for women is just one part of the mission of YWCA Brooklyn. Please consider a year-end, tax deductible contribution that will directly impact the women of YWCA Brooklyn and its programs.


More photos available at YWCA Brooklyn on Facebook.

YWCA Brooklyn is a nonsectarian nonprofit organization and receives no financial support from its affiliation with YWCA USA. YWCA of Brooklyn is a unique 501c3 nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with any other YWCA in the five boroughs.