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Please request a quarterly program brochure for a more complete list of special events including youth programming.


 Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Dr., Cedar Falls

Persimmon, the orange color YWCAs across the United States have chosen to symbolize the strength and confidence of women. We all know extraordinary women who make a positive difference in our lives and community. On Thursday, April 11, the YWCA Black Hawk County will celebrate these women at our
13th Annual Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon luncheon.


The Women of Persimmon luncheon recognizes women, businesses and organizations who exemplify the mission and vision of the YWCA to eliminate racism and empower women. Women and businesses/organizations will be recognized in the following categories:

• Professional/Business Woman

• Volunteer

• Young Woman of Tomorrow (for ages 18-25),

• Youth Advocate

• Business/Organization that Empowers Women.


Everyone is welcome to attend the YWCA’s Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon luncheon.
Tickets are $35 per person, or you can purchase a table of eight for $250.
If you have received an invitation, please send your reply today. If you did not receive the mailing, invitations and RSVP response cards are available at the YWCA Front Desk; by contacting
Mary Yantis at 319-234-7589 or myantis@ywcabhc.org.

click here for a printable copy of the Women of Persimmon Invitation  

click here for a printable copy of the reservation form


Proceeds from the event stay local and support the mission and programs
of the YWCA Black Hawk County.


Honor a woman who has made a difference in your life.

A Woman of Strength Tribute is made in honor or memory of an outstanding woman – friend, colleague, or family member – who played an important role in your life. Honor her with a Woman of Strength Tribute! Each woman receives a letter telling her of your special tribute along with a Woman of Strength bookmark. Acknowledgment and bookmarks for memorial tributes may be sent to the woman’s family or friend, telling them you and the YWCA recognized her in this way. Tributes will be announced at the Women of Persimmon luncheon on Thursday, April 11, 2019, so don’t forget to invite your “Woman of Strength” to the luncheon to celebrate!


click here for a printable copy of the Woman of Strength Tribute form

There is still time to be a sponsor!

The businesses and individuals who sponsor the YWCA Black Hawk County’s annual fund raising events are important partners. Your sponsorship not only supports the mission of the YWCA, but

also the programs and services provided to thousands of local individuals annually. Various sponsorship levels are available. Sponsorships include reservations for the luncheon as well as your company’s name and/or logo included on our website, in the event program and in the special thank you that will appear in our next brochure.


Ready to be a sponsor? Contact Cindy Mohr at lmohr@ywcabhc.org or (319) 234-7589.





Stand Against Racism


You can
stand with us!
Take the pledge!


Join us as we, along with our sister YWCAs
across the United States, take a Stand Against Racism,

Thursday, April 25 – Sunday April 28.
To learn more, contact Cindy Mohr at
319-234-7589 or lmohr@ywcabhc.org.







Annual Spring Salad Luncheon


Tuesday, May 7, 2019  |  11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


The YWCA’s Friends committee will host its annual Spring Salad Luncheon to raise funds to support YWCA programs and services. Cost of the luncheon is $10.00 per person. Reservations are encouraged but not required.


Each year, volunteers fill our buffet table with a delightful variety of salads and accompaniments. Bring your friends and enjoy lunch in the beautiful Grace Cornish Lounge or pick up a lunch-to-go. Salads will also be for sale at the end of the event.


For those who wish to stay a little longer, card games will follow until 3:00 p.m. Reservations are required for card tables. Contact the YWCA to learn more (319-234-7589; ywca@ywcabhc.org).







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