2011 TWIN Honoree Spotlight

26 Aug

The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 15th event, we will highlight each of our 25 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or would like to reserve a ticket, please visitwww.ywcaofasheville.org.

Jean McGuire, Eliada Home for Children

The first female chair of the Eliada Homes for Children Board of Trustees, Jean has worked tirelessly as an advocate for the most vulnerable of our society. Giving hundreds of hours of her personal time, Jean guided Eliada through a strategic planning process focused on strengthening programs to empower children and adolescents, many of whom were victims of extreme abuse and neglect. Jean has given her time and vision and also her resources. Her contributions have helped to create a student garden at Eliada, helped provide scholarships to campers, and she has been a long-term supporter of Eliada’s annual Christmas Tea fundraising event. Furthermore, Jean has been a leading force in organizing a winter formal dance for young people who may never otherwise experience that rite of passage.

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