Tribute to Women of Excellence - Call for Nominations

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is pleased to announce that the 30th annual Tribute to Women of Excellence (TWE) awards dinner will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Hershey Lodge.

Over the last 29 years, the YWCA has honored more than 600 extraordinary women for their contributions to our region, both professionally and philanthropically. This year, we look forward to honoring 25 women who dedicate their time and talent to making a difference in Central Pennsylvania. Please consider nominating a Woman of Excellence who:

  • participates actively in the community as a mentor, volunteer or role model,
  • demonstrates integrity, strength of character and leadership,
  • and embraces the vision and mission of the YWCA.

The YWCA recognizes two prestigious awards in addition to the annual class of honorees as tribute to two inspiring women in our community.

  • The prestigious Carolyne L Smith Legacy Award was established in 2001 to honor an exemplary woman whose efforts set a standard for a lifetime commitment to the welfare of the Capital Region. 
  • In 2007, we instituted the Emerging Leader Award to recognize the efforts of women under 30 on behalf of the community, particularly with regard to mentoring younger girls. In 2017, we dedicated the award to Karen F. Snider for her contributions to improving the lives of young women.


Click Here to Nominate a Woman of Excellence who has made outstanding contributions to the Capital Region.

Click here to view the past Carolyne L. Smith Legacy and Karen F. Snider Emerging Leader Award Recipients

For a full list of TWE honorees:

By Class Year

By Name

Sponsor the Event

Do you or does your organization value honoring outstanding women in the community? Consider sponsoring TWE this year! Click here for more information to sponsor the event.

Purchase an Ad

Click here for more information on purchasing an ad in the 2019 TWE event program. Ad artwork is due by Friday, February 8, 2019.

Contact Information

For more information about TWE, please contact Tiffanie Keck at (717) 724-2250 or


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