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On February 6th, honoring First Lady Susan Hutchinson, Women & Children First
was able to raise $315,000 at our 15th Annual Woman of the Year Gala! This was only able to happen because of our community!
Did you miss the event? It’s worth the watch!
On behalf of our Executive Director, Event Chair, Woman of the Year Committee, Board of Directors, Peacekeepers, WCF Staff, and the victims we serve – thank you! Your generosity is providing safety, strength, and HOPE to all victims of family violence.

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
  • First Lady Susan Hutchinson, 2021


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

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