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Support your community

Throughout the year, YWCA Clark County offers a variety of events and workshops that provide opportunities to support your community.
Our events provide educational, awareness and fundraising opportunities. Program specific workshops engage the community and focus on education and advocacy. Learn more about our workshops at individual program pages or by viewing them on our calendar.

September 10

Inspire Luncheon

YWCA’s annual luncheon is a popular event that spotlights our programs and mission, showcases powerful testimony, and engages our community on a deeper level.

Join us Wednesday, September 10th at the Hilton Vancouver as we welcome Sonia Manzano to Clark County. Sonia’s message of empowering children aligns well with our Y’s Care Children’s Program, which offers an empowerment-based model of child education and support to low- and no-income families.

Online registration has closed for this event.

About Sonia

Sonia Manzano

Best known for her role as “Maria” on Sesame Street, Sonia brings 44 professional years of acting, writing and speaking to the stage. She’s received awards from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington DC and The Hispanic Heritage Foundation. In 2005 Sonia was inducted to the Bronx Hall of Fame.

After starring on Sesame Street for ten years, she began writing the script. She’s received 15 Emmy Awards as one of the writers for Sesame Street. She also wrote for the Television show Little Bill on Nickelodeon. On stage, she has performed in The Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated. Published in 2004, No Dogs Allowed! was Mazano’s first picture book. In 2007, she published her second book A Box Full Of Kittens.

This September, Sonia will share perspectives on the limitless potential of children. Regarding one impression she shares, “When I was a kid, there was a lot of chaos going on around me and I did find a certain comfort in television sometimes. I hope I can be remembered as the person who created a moment of safety for a child watching.”

Sponsorships Available

Sponsorship levels span from $1000 to $5000 to provide opportunities for all interested businesses, organizations and individuals. Each level offers a range of benefits. Shared benefits for all levels include a table for ten at the luncheon, recognition on our website, at the event and in the program.

Annually drawing 500-600 guests each year, the luncheon promotes to more than 2,000 YWCA supporters. Attendees share a common passion for our mission. They are philanthropic and community-spirited leaders who are inspirations to their friends and families. Through event sponsorship with YWCA, you can engage with this influential audience. Additionally, your sponsorship helps maximize contributions supporting YWCA’s 7 programs that collectively serve about 11,800 new individuals annually.


Thank you to our sponsors! If you are interested in sponsoring the 2014 benefit luncheon, download a sponsor packet, or contact Erin Smiley at 360-906-9157 or email hidden; visit site for full address.

mission sponsor
The mission sponsor is passionate about sharing our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Columbia Credit Union

values sponsors
Values sponsors celebrate our core values of empowerment, diversity, teamwork, commitment, service and respect.

The Columbian, The Vancouver Clinic

enrichment sponsors
Enrichment sponsors support those details that help make the event memorable, the video, reception or guest gifts, for example.

Corwin Beverage Co., Heritage BankHome Instead Senior CareiQ Credit UnionNACCO Materials Handling GroupProvidence Health & Services, Schwabe Williamson & WyattVancouver Business Journal

table sponsors
Table sponsors differ from table hosts in that their investment goes above and beyond the cost of a table, providing funds to support our mission in the community.

Linda Angelo, The Boeing Company, Kathy Corwin, Cowlitz Indian TribeJD Fulwiler Co. & Insurance, Kuni Automotive, Macy’sMiller Nash LLP, Kelly Nolen, NW Natural, The Oliva Family, David Reiter, Strong Women, Sunlight Supply, Inc., Waste Connections 

March 7, 2015

Classic Wines Auction

YWCA Clark County partners with the Classic Wines Auction (CWA) to present a fantastic fundraising event that includes a gala auction, winemaker dinners, and Ambassador’s Dinner.  Funds raised from these events support the work of non-profit organizations such as Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children – PortlandRandall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and YWCA Clark County.

Classic Wines Auction started when a small group of friends raising funds for Portland Metropolitan Family Service formed a non-profit entity in 2004 after experiencing an overwhelmingly positive response from Wine Spectator magazine and the community. According to a 2010 article in Wine Spectator magazine, CWA is one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the United States. The auction continues to gain support, and consistently raises more than $2.2 million annually.

Learn more about the Classic Wines Auction on our news blog.

For more information on future sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sherri Bennett at 360-696-0167 or