For 29 years, the YWCA has recognized women in Cobb, Cherokee or Paulding counties that have made extraordinary contributions to family, community, charity and their professions.
“This event is extremely important to those we serve,” said Holly Tuchman, CEO and executive director of the YWCA. “The funds raised from this event help the women and children who come to use for a safety place to heal and become survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.”
“The event celebrates women who give back in the most inspiring ways. The 15 honorees are just a glimpse of the selfless dynamic women in our community considering all the nominations we have received. Tribute celebrates these tireless servants while generating unrestricted funding for the operations of our only county’s domestic violence shelter and the sexual assault center,” said Robin Bishop, chief deputy clerk in state Court of Cobb County. Bishop chairs the event with her husband Allan Bishop, executive director in retail operations of WellStar Health System.
The Bishops both volunteer at the YWCA. Robin Bishop also served on the board for four years and Allan Bishop serves on the YWCA volunteer group Y’s guys that gives a male voice to the YWCA in supporting the shelter and the sexual assault center.
Sandi and Dr. William Cooper are honorary co-chairs.
Volunteers assist the vision of the YWCA to have community free of domestic violence and sexual assault.
“The scenes children witness in domestic violence situations lends to emotional distress most of us cannot imagine. The YWCA provides comfort and safety for those sweet little souls in a time of extreme stress for a child,” said Robin Bishop, an Acworth resident and 2005 Tribute to Women honoree.
The event includes a raffle and silent auction, “Open Your Hearts and Purses to Women” featuring a selection of purses and items such as trips, tickets, experiences and restaurant gift cards. The Awards Recognition Dinner begins at 7 p.m.
“We are proud to have Cumberland Diamond Exchange’s Master Jeweler Patrick O’Brien designing a one-of-a-kind ‘Stop the Violence’ jewelry piece to be raffled the night of the event,” Tuchman said.
“With your support, any one of the mothers or their children housed, helped and loved at the shelter today, could be a tribute honoree tomorrow or a man serving on the Y’s Guys or our board of directors,” Bishop said.
For ticket, table or sponsorship, visit tinyurl.com/n96jy86 and click the “tribute” tab under “events.”