The Mission Goes On
Presenting Sponsor: John Vos Family Foundation
We’ll come right to the point: we are reaching out to ask you to support the YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. While there is much to celebrate collectively about 100+ years of service to our community, it’s not time to gather together just yet, especially before the majority of us have had COVID vaccines. So, for the second consecutive year, our annual May gala is canceled. While we remain as dedicated as ever to providing a variety of programming to meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within the greater Annapolis area, your safety is also at the forefront.
Our event is canceled; our mission is not. While we will miss gathering in person this spring, our work remains more crucial than ever. The YWCA is operating at full steam to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all... protecting those most vulnerable and traumatized among us.
The revenue generated by our annual gala represents a full 10% of our annual budget for our work toward a community where every woman and girl is respected as an individual and celebrated for her unique contributions to family and society. These gala funds are imperative for our work to continue.
Now, more than ever, we need your support. As a longtime friend and advocate of the YWCA, we are asking you repeat your investment in our ongoing work providing shelter, education, counseling and legal services for those greatly impacted by intimate partner violence. Together, we can create a changed future and turn the experience from victim to survivor.