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Please Join Us for the 29th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon

Friday, September 29, 2017
11:30 AM Reception
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Grand America Hotel

LeaderLuncheon ticket sales are now open to the public. Reserve your tickets today.


Individual Tickets: $75 ($65 with Member Key) 

Become a YWCA Utah member and receive a discount on individual tickets.

See table and event sponsorship opportunities.

Honoring Our 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

Lisa Gentile

Carol Osborn

Lorena Riffo-Jenson

Joan Smith
Community Services

Paula Green Johnson
YWCA Heart and Soul Award

Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given at the YWCA LeaderLuncheon to up to five remarkable women who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the well-being of Utah women and girls, and whose work and achievements exemplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

View past Outstanding Achievement Award Winners.

Soledad O'Brien YWCA Utah LeaderLuncheon Keynote Speaker 2017And Welcoming Keynote Speaker

Soledad O'Brien

Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Soledad O'Brien has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people and events of our day. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, “Black in America” and “Latino in America.” She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, and HBO. She is currently the anchor for "Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien", a weekly show on Hearst Television. She is also chairwoman of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production company and distributor that she founded in 2013.

In 2010, she wrote a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities, which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and how her upbringing and background have influenced these experiences. Together, Soledad and her husband, Brad Raymond, started PowHERful Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps bridge the gap of opportunities for young minority women from low-income families to attend college with financial assistance, mentoring and holistic support. Soledad is a graduate of Harvard University and currently lives with her husband Brad and their four children in Manhattan. O’Brien received the Dorothy I. Height Racial Justice Award from YWCA USA in 2014.

Keynote Speaker Sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Sponsorship Opportunities

Underwriter - $30,000 

- Logo recognition on invitation and website 
- Full page ad in event program 
- Pre-event publicity
- Podium recognition
- Logo recognition at event
- Four tables for up to 40 guests

Host - $10,000

- Half page ad in event program
- Podium recognition
- Logo recognition at event
- Three tables for up to 30 guests 

Benefactor - $5,000

- Quarter page ad in event program
- Podium recognition
- Three tables for up to 30 guests

Honor - $2,500

- Logo in event program
- Two tables for up to 20 guests

Leader - $1,500

- Listing in event program
- One table for 10 guests

All proceeds from LeaderLuncheon benefit the YWCA’s work to advance the well-being of Utah women and their families through safety, opportunity, and advocacy.

Contact Nora at 801-537-8612 or nscholle@ywcautah.org with questions.