Nonprofit producing Tribute Awards


Jen Schottke. Courtesy Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter

A nonprofit that focuses on eliminating racism and empowering women and girls is hosting an awards luncheon on Tuesday.

The Grand Rapids-based YWCA of West Central Michigan is hosting its annual Tribute Awards at 11:30 a.m. at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, at 303 Monroe Ave. NW.

Reservations for the luncheon are $65 per seat.

The awards honor women leaders in several areas: advocacy; arts; business, management, industry and labor; community service; professions; and sports, fitness and wellness.

The awards will also honor a student with the $2,000 Judy Lloyd Student Leadership Award Scholarship. Three of the other student nominees will receive the $500 YWCA Helen Claytor Achievement Scholarship.

Tribute Awards winners

Advocacy: Teresa Hendricks, executive director/senior litigator, Migrant Legal Aid

Arts: Colleen Holmes, teacher, Ottawa Hills High School

Business, Management, Industry and Labor: Jen Schottke, VP of operations, Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Michigan

Community Service: Carolyn King, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Professions: Barbara Wynn, physician, Emergency Care Specialists

Sports, Fitness and Wellness: Dana Lee, founder and executive director, Embodygr

YWCA Judy Lloyd Student Leadership Award Scholarship recipient

Lauren Hudson, senior, Caledonia High School

YWCA Helen Claytor Achievement Scholarship recipients

Ariana Garcia, East Kentwood High School

Medina Sabic, City High School

Damaris Vailmencho, Innovation Central High School

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