Portland, OR. The YWCA of Greater Portland entertained over 350 guests at its 26th Annual Inspire Luncheon on April 24th. The luncheon, presented by Fred Meyer raised over $150,000 to support the critical services the YWCA of Portland provides to members of our community. Yassi Irajapana who chaired the event, is also the Board Chair and Susan Stoltenberg, is the Executive Director of the YWCA of greater Portland. (Photo credit, Jim Garrison and Au Nguyen)
This year’s event featured “A keynote without words.” In the words of YWCA’s executive director, Susan Stoltenberg, “Typically, the YWCA invites a keynote speaker from out of town to elevate our awareness and arouse us to act. But we think the year’s already done that to many of us! So this year we’re keeping our investment local, and inviting Imago Theatre to engage, inspire and delight us with a Keynote Without Words!”
About the YWCA of Greater Portland
The YWCA of Greater Portland is the local affiliate of one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation. The organization has been an active part of the Portland community for over 110 years, providing services to women, children, and families, from all walks of life—regardless of their age, race, or income level. The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA’s services span five key areas: domestic violence services, incarcerated mothers and their children, senior services, social justice, and youth services.
Please visit ywcapdx.org for more information about the work the YWCA does in our community!