Tribute to Women Registration

Katharine F. Erskine Award for Women

For 23 years, the YWCA has been honoring the strength, courage and spirit of women and their extraordinary achievements with the Katharine F. Erskine Award.

On May 2, 2017, we will recognize and celebrate the 2017 class of Erskine Award recipients at our annual Tribute to Women at Mechanics Hall.

The YWCA is proud to have welcomed more than 100 women into this esteemed sisterhood, representing the most dynamic and accomplished women in Central Massachusetts and the organizations who support them.


2017 Katharine F. Erskine Award Recipients

Arts & Culture

Elizabeth Bacon

Coordinator, The Clemente Course in the Humanities, Worcester

Business & Law

Christine Cassidy

Senior Vice President & Chief Communication Officer, Fallon Health

Community, Social Service & Government

Ginger Navickas

Community Volunteer


Mary Jo Marion-Farrell

Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs & Executive Director of the Latino Education Institute, Worcester State University

Health, Science & Technology

Sara Connor

Family Nurse Practitioner & Manager, UMass Memorial Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, UMass Memorial Medical Center


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.  / Mechanics Hall

Registration begins at 11:45 a.m.


Sponsorship – please select to view sponsorship opportunities;

Advertising - please select to view the options, including a congratulatory ad in the Tribute to Women Program Book

Event Registration - please select to purchase individual tickets, table of 10 or sponsorship.

If you have questions or require more information, please contact the Development Office at 508-767-2505, x 3009 or


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