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News Release
YWCA Clark County's 25th Annual Empower Luncheon Goes Virtual in 2020 - 09/15/20

VANCOUVER, WA--For a quarter of a century, YWCA supporters gathered together to celebrate YWCA Clark County’s Empower Luncheon. This year, supporters are in for a new experience. The 2020 Empower Luncheon presented by Columbia Credit Union will be broadcast virtually..

The “luncheon,” which goes live at noon on Sept. 24, is yet another adaptation to the world pandemic. The luncheon will be the midpoint of Give More 24, Southwest Washington’s day of fundraising. The 2020 Empower luncheon diverges from the previous 24 luncheons in many ways.

The usual pre-luncheon mingling will be online only, beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be no featured speaker, no auction items, and, of course, no catered meal. Attendees are encouraged to brown-bag it to recreate the shared meal experience.

YWCA’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) program will be highlighted through stories and videos. As with other Empower events, there will be a special appeal and virtual “paddle raise” so that supporters can show their appreciation for the unique contribution YWCA programs make to the Clark County community.

To add a bit of excitement to the virtual event, this year’s Empower Luncheon features a related Drag Queen Bingo Happy Hour event later in the day. Donors who give a minimum donation of $100 may attend the event. Stay tuned for details!

Please visit the luncheon registration page for details.

Our Sponsors
The 2020 Empower Luncheon sponsors include:

  • Gold sponsors: The Vancouver Clinic, The Columbian, our official Media Sponsor, and Heritage Bank, our official Drag Queen BINGO Happy Hour Sponsor.
  • Silver sponsors: Amerigroup, Corwin Beverage Company, First Pacific Financial, Northwest Funding Group, Northwest Regional Education Service District, Providence Health and Services.
  • Bronze sponsors: Columbia Bank, Dick Hannah Auto Dealerships, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance, On Line Support Tech Solutions, Waste Connections.

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