Congratulations to YWCA Lancaster for reaching a landmark anniversary: 125 years! Since 1889, the YW has focused on eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting justice and dignity for all. The organization has been, and continues to be, an invaluable resource for residents of Lancaster County.

We’ve been privileged this year to work alongside many other dedicated individuals and businesses to help plan and carry out the YW’s 125th Anniversary Celebration. Our art director, Kim Smith, served as Communications Chair and was the creative force behind the event logo and much of the printed material.

As the Anniversary Celebration culminates with the Gala this weekend, friends and colleagues of the YW’s CEO, Maureen Powers, will take time to honor her for 28 years of service. We’ve come to know and admire Maureen through years of working with her and YWCA Lancaster on their Race Against Racism, and now on the Anniversary Celebration. Maureen is retiring soon, and though we and the YW will miss her, we know the organization and its mission are in good hands.

Our warmest wishes go out to Maureen and YWCA Lancaster!