2019 - YWCA Lake County

YWCA Lake County Joins the Giving Tuesday Movement

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Our Existence Is Resistance

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dear Lake County: We need to advocate for undocumented immigrants. We need to strengthen our resources, access, and opportunity for families to frame their foundation. Lake County needs to become a sanctuary county, so undocumented immigrants can thrive not just survive.  Sanctuary cities are designed to curb the involvement of the federal immigration authorities for… Continue Reading Our Existence Is Resistance

Women’s History Month

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  As I reflect on the Month of March, as International Women’s History Month, that celebrates the many women who made a difference in our community, the nation, and the world, it reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone.” This… Continue Reading Women’s History Month

2018 Chicago’s Notable Women In Commercial Banking

Monday, January 28, 2019

Melissa Donaldson Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer Wintrust Financial “Melissa Donaldson has been a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for the past 12 years. She was the first director of inclusion practices at CDW, the first director of diversity networks and communications at Walgreens, and the first chief diversity officer at Wintrust Financial. Donaldson works… Continue Reading 2018 Chicago’s Notable Women In Commercial Banking