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This is the signature fundraising event for Women & Children First: The Center Against Family Violence. Each year, one woman is selected for her professional, charitable, and civic accomplishments and celebrated as the central focus of the Woman of the Year Gala.

Former Honorees Include:

  • Phyllis Brandon, 2007
  • Cindy Murphy, 2008
  • Millie Ward, 2009
  • Donna Cone, 2010
  • First Lady Ginger Beebe, 2011
  • Linda Gleason, 2012
  • Terri Erwin, 2013
  • Eileen Sotomora, 2014
  • Sharon Bale, 2015
  • The Men Behind the Mission – Chuck Erwin, George Gleason, Chip Murphy, and Dr. Ricardo Sotomora, 2016
  • Melanie Jackson, 2017
  • Rev. Betsy Singleton Snyder, 2018
  • Susan Hickingbotham, 2019
  • Marcy Doderer, 2020


The next Woman of the Year and gala date will be announced soon! Online ticket ordering will be available.

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