Tribute to Women

30 Years, 30 Remarkable Women

As Tribute to Women celebrates its 30th anniversary and the YWCA celebrates its 115th year, we are excited to announce a special tribute where we reflect on the legacy of women across East Tennessee and the work of the YWCA Knoxville.

At the 2014 Tribute to Women event, the YWCA Knoxville will highlight 30 incredible women from our area for their contributions in the last 30 years. These women will be announced in the Knoxville news Sentinel on June 22nd and will be honored on August 21st at the Knoxville Convention Center as we celebrate the legacy of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity that the YWCA has embodied for over a century.

  • When: August 21, 2014 – Reception begins at 5:30 with the awards ceremony to follow at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley Street
  • Ticket Cost: $85 (includes admission to reception with heavy hors d’ oeuvres and one complimentary drink ticket and admission to the Tribute to Women program)

2014 Tribute to Women Honorees

View the News Sentinel Honoree Announcement

Donna Cobble       |       Mary Costa


Joan Cronan       |       Mary “Bee” DeSelm


Dr. Mary Duffy, honored posthumously    |    Pam Fansler


Ann Baker Furrow       |       Margaret Gaiter


Sarah Moore Greene, honored posthumously    |    Dee Haslam


Mary Lou Horner, honored posthumously    |    Dr. Kamilia Kozlowski


Justice Sharon Lee       |       Amy Miles


Cynthia Moxley       |       Phyllis Nichols


Susan Packard       |       Sharon Pryse


Mintha Roach       |       Hon. Madeline Rogero


Tommie Rush       |       Liane Russell


The Sisters of Mercy       |       Wanda Sobieski


Elaine Streno       |       Pat Summitt


Kim Trent       |       Loida Velazquez


Susan Richardson Williams       |       Sylvia Woods



Presenting Sponsors:


Pearl Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:


Special thanks to Sherri Parker Lee, a Tribute to Women Silver Sponsor.

Honoree Sponsors:


Special thanks to additional Tribute to Women Honoree Sponsors: Ted and Wendy Besmann Social Justice Fund of the Knoxville Jewish Community Family of Funds ; East Tennessee Lawyer’s Association of Women; Janet Gurwitch; Jones, Meadows & Wall PLLC; and Mitchell Emert & Hill, P.C.

Save the Date: August 21, 2014

Save the Date: August 21, 2014