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A Message from Our CEO
Happy New Year!

2020 is a big year for our nation as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment - which gave some women the right to vote - and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which later expanded critical voting rights and protections for women and people of color. It’s also a big year for YWCA Boulder County. While much progress has been made in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and girls, there are still many milestones to reach. 

Your time, impactful gifts and engagement with our organization in 2020 will make it possible for us to have a positive impact in the future for thousands of families, women and girls in our community. Hundreds of young girls of color will gain critical skills to strengthen their futures as part of our STEM E3 program. More families will have access to high-quality, affordable childcare as we expand our YWCA Children’s Alley program to include permanent spots for infant, toddler and wobbler-aged children. Our Latina Achievement Support (LAS), Reading to End Racism (RER), and advocacy efforts are expanding to reach farther and deeper into our communities to transform and root out injustice, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do:

Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable. 
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
We were thrilled to be a sponsor of Lafayette's 15th MLK March for Peace & Celebration on Monday and loved seeing many of our friends and supporters at the event. A big thank you to the City of Lafayette 's Youth Advisory Committee (LYAC) for organizing the march and reminding us "The time is always right to do what is right". Thank you also to fellow event sponsors: the City of Lafayette, the Lafayette Police Department and Recreation Center, and Lafayette's Communities That Care.
Early Bird Gala Ticket Prices end Feb. 1
Don't miss early bird prices for our 2020 Gala!

Buy your tickets or tables before Feb. 1 for:
Early Bird Gala Tickets - $100 (Reg. $125)
Early Bird Gala Table of 10 - $1,000 (Reg. $1,100)

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available.
Sponsorship comes with a host of benefits including complimentary tickets, promotion to our supporters and partnership with one of the oldest nonprofits in Boulder County. This is a momentous year to raise awareness of your brand and demonstrate your company's support of empowering women and eliminating racism. Contact Brittny Wilson at or 303.443.0419 x114 for more information.

Serve on the Gala Committee to help make this an event to remember. Contact Brittny Wilson at or 303.443.0419 x114 for more information.
Advocacy Updates
Virginia Legislature Casts Historic Votes to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

This week the Virginia Legislature voted to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) (S.J. 1/H.J. 1) and thus the amendment crosses the 38-state threshold for ratification and addition to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA states, "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Although the fate of the ERA and women’s inclusion in the Constitution is still in question ( read more here ) , this is a historic step forward for the women's rights and equality movement.

YWCA Boulder County and YWCA USA invites you to celebrate this victory with us!
Forget to donate? Wish you could give more?
Become a Monthly Donor!

Setting up a recurring, monthly donation is quick and easy, and a great way to streamline your giving. It's a win-win - you build your giving into your monthly budget and take it off your to-do list, and your recurring support means the YWCA can count on that gift every month and spend a little more time focused on our programs and services and a little less time on fundraising.
Meet the Staff: Tori Anderson
Tori Anderson, Wellness Coordinator

Tori has been the Wellness Coordinator at YWCA Boulder County for over 2 years. She creates plans, working with teachers and outside trainers as needed, to develop age-appropriate programs for physical activity and nutrition education.

Favorite thing about YWCA Boulder County: "My favorite thing about the YWCA is the wonderful team and uplifting work environment. My coworkers are fun, kind, and all bring something unique to offer. I also love teaching kids and find our mission of empowerment important for event the smallest of minds!

Something about me: "Last summer I traveled across the U.S. in a yellow school bus to visit 10 national parks. I love snowboarding, hiking and camping. My favorite food is sushi."
Thank you North Boulder Dental, 2020 Gala Sponsor
Thank you North Boulder Dental for your many years of support as an Event Sponsor !

Your event sponsorship is truly a transformational gift that is multiplied many times over by helping us meet our fundraising event goals and fuel the YWCA's programs and services.

YWCA Boulder County in the News
Our Favorite News Coverage from 2019

YWCA USA Podcast - Organize Your Butterflies
Did you know YWCA USA has a weekly podcast? In each episode, Organize Your Butterflies discusses the ways women, including many of the amazing leaders at YWCA, are working to help women, girls and families.
Organize Your Butterflies is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts, including:
Upcoming Events
  • 2020 Gala "Hear us ROAR: A Speakeasy Soiree", March 7, Boulder JCC
  • Stand Against Racism Week, April 23 - 26, 2020
  • Reading to End Racism reading, Feb. 4 at Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies
  • Reading to End Racism reading, Feb. 13 at Foothill Elementary
  • Lifting As We Climb, by Candice Davis, March 5 - March 22 at BMoCA. YWCA Boulder County is pleased to partner with BMoCA in bringing this exhibit to Boulder. Lifting As We Climb is an exhibit to explore the centennial of women's suffrage and the intersection of race and gender. For more information, please visit
Did you know?
YWCA in History

YWCA Boulder County was established in 1922 by a small group of women who saw a need to organize and act on relevant social issues, particularly around housing, employment and childcare.

One of the first notable successes for the women of the YWCA was funding safe, on-campus housing for female students at the University of Colorado and by the mid-1920s, the YWCA dormitory was opened. This seemingly small step eliminated a recognized barrier for young women eager to educate themselves almost a hundred years ago.
Thank YOU for your support!

Our work would not be possible without the support of passionate individuals and businesses like you, how support our programs and services.

Contact us to learn more about donating stock or other assets, donating through your employers giving program or becoming an event sponsor.

Volunteers are vital to our mission and our programs and services.

Learn more about all the different ways you can get involved in our work, including volunteering with Reading to End Racism, Children's Alley, Corporate Volunteering and Event Volunteering.
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