YWCA Northeast Kansas Signature Events

Concealed Revealed: The 2023 Concealed Revealed Art Auction will take place fully in-person on Saturday, April 1, at the historic Jayhawk Theatre in downtown Topeka. This annual event highlights the crucial work at the Center for Safety and Empowerment through art, storytelling, and inspiration. Your support through this fundraiser provides shelter, safety, and support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking in Northeast Kansas. Click here to stay updated on event details, including ticket sales.

Stand Against Racism: We invite YWCAs and allied groups to focus their events and organizing on the myriad of racial justice issues that impact the health and safety of communities of color. Most importantly, we invite you to explore how From Declarations to Change: Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis can advance the work of justice in your community and empower people of color. Stay tuned for more details, and learn more about the Stand Against Racism campaign.

Quarterly Network Lunches: Network with fellow community leaders over lunch with an informative and enriching talk presented by local experts and thought-leaders. Lunches occur quarterly on Wednesdays, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM, and cost $12 general admission, lunch is included. Are you interested in a particular topic? Let us know by sending us an email.

Women of Excellence Awards and Gala to benefit YWCA Northeast Kansas: Our largest fundraiser of the year, this event recognizes outstanding women leaders in northeast Kansas who are empowered to strive toward success and become trailblazing leaders, building a brighter future for us all. The 2023 awards and gala will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, at The Beacon in downtonw Topeka. Please visit the event page for more details, including a replay of the 2022 awards program.

Week Without Violence: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And at YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Along with other YWCAs across the country and around the world, we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence. Visit the Week Without Violence page for details on the 2022 events.

Annual Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Event: We have over 400 volunteers fueling our mission every year. This event is always free and open to all volunteers and donors and is also the opportunity to recognize outstanding community partners. The 2022 event will be help at YWCA Northeast Kansas on Wednesday, November 9th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Register by clicking here, and mark your calendars to join us at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 9th! Interested in getting involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities, in-kind donations, and ways to make an impact through a monetary contribution.

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