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YWCA Bucks County Salutes Women Making a Difference

YWCA Bucks County is celebrating 63 years of service to the community by holding its 26th annual Salute to Women Who Make a Difference awards event at 6 p.m., on May 11, at Spring Mill Manor, in Ivyland.

The evening features a cocktail reception, a full-course dinner, raffles, auctions and the recognition and presentation of awards. All proceeds from sponsorships, advertising and ticket sales support educational and social services programs for women, children and families in Bucks County.


Each year, the YWCA’s Salute to Women recognizes women in Bucks County making exceptional contributions to their organizations and their communities. Honorees are selected from a group of nominees that show an extraordinary commitment to making their community a better place to live.

Honorees for 2017 are:

  • Mary Fran Bontempo
  • Kimberly Cambra
  • Gwen Coverdale
  • Jeanne Coyle
  • Jenny Danzis
  • Mary Ellen Davis
  • Joann Dorr
  • Robyn Hirshburg
  • Kathleen Holt Whyte
  • Toby Kahn
  • C. Annette Kelton
  • Patricia Rooney
  • Neha Shah
  • Amy Spicer
  • Tam St. Claire
  • Arta Szathmary
  • Jessi Jou Tseng
  • Brigitte Walker-Quinn
“Since 1954, YWCA Bucks County has provided services to help community residents build better lives for themselves and their families,” says Kristin Chapin, organizer of the gala event. The organization is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Cost: $80. Location: Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland. For more information, including tickets, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact 215-953-7793, ext. 112, email [email protected] or visit

May 2017