Annual Report 2020

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Allison Beggs headshotDear YWCA Family,

One year ago, I never could have imagined a world locked down. Preparing for the changes in our everyday lives was a masterclass in triage and innovation as we worked and learned from home, and accepted social distancing and basic needs insecurity as a new and necessary way of life. Like many organizations, we faced the unthinkable – closing our doors to people in need. And yet in a year filled with unexpected challenges, one of the most important things we did came at the end of March 2020: we made the decision to be unstoppable.

After reducing on-campus hours and all in-person activities, we wasted no time in adjusting how we deliver our services.

Among the first non-profits to adopt a rotating work-from-home model, we equipped all team members with laptops, made possible through an emergency assistance grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette. Expanding our remote technology capacity allowed us to link clients and potential clients with life-saving services while sheltering at home. Our drive-through donation system provided ongoing assistance to DVIPP Shelter clients, and support groups were led virtually through Zoom. Women’s Cancer Program embraced rolling schedules and connected recently diagnosed clients with diagnostic resources, translation services and financial assistance. Although our buildings were closed to visitors, our hearts and hands continued to be wide open for our community.

Maintaining close contact with the CDC, Tippecanoe County Health Department, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and others, we also partnered with LTHC and Phoenix Recovery Solutions QRT to provide emergency shelter when homelessness rose to critical levels.

We removed barriers of distance, finances and connectivity to find real-time solutions that were, in some cases, matters of life and death.

Because of the work of our courageous and dedicated team and community supporters, we were able to help others survive, expand our programming and safeguard a Greater Lafayette with peace, justice and dignity for all. YWCA Greater Lafayette’s mission and movement remain strong. Thank you for joining us.

In gratitude,

Allison Beggs
President & CEO

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Adam Henson (President)
Patricia Caliendo (Vice President)
Mallory Deardorff-Dawson (Secretary)
Tim VanderPlaats (Treasurer)
Beth Bangs (YWCA Association Board Chair, ex officio)
Allison Beggs (YWCA Association President & CEO, ex officio)

Lisa Bosman, Hilary Butler, Pat Carr, Jodi Hamilton, Bill Lapcheska, Mary Sadowski, Charlie Shook, Debra Swick, Sally Watlington and Michelle Withers.

Beth Bangs (Chair)
Mark Wolfschlag (Vice Chair)
Virginia Del Real Marquez (Secretary)
Connie Dildine (Treasurer)

Susan Bougher, Michelle Brantley, Angie Klink, Jessica Johnson, Kris Lowe, Bri Madren, Jeanne Norberg, Connie Ortman, Sue Scott, Casey Spencer, Don Stocks, Allison Beggs (President & CEO, ex officio) and David Huhnke (ex officio).

Bauer Family Resources
Dr. Kelley & Patricia Carr
Community Foundation
Victoria Johnson Estate
Susan Lisack
Juanita Marchand
McAllister Foundation
Robert & Cynthia Rossiter
Tippecanoe County Commissioners
YWCA Foundation

Michael Lance
Purdue Federal Credit Union
Sally Watlington
SIA Foundation Inc.
Tipmont REMC Envirowatts

Arts Commission
Marcella Sue Baileyn
Dr. Roger & Beth Bangs
Barash Law, LLC
JL Barton
John Bechman
Jane Brock-Wilson
Angie Brown
Tom Bryja
Carol Bucher
Central Presbyterian Church
Linda Cohen
Compass Group
Gabrielle Cramer
Connie Deerman-Eckard
John Dennis
Duke Energy Smart Saver
Edward Jones Investments
Federated Church of W. Lafayette
Franciscan Alliance
Tracy & Andy Fristoe
Future Keys Foundation
Sandra Howarth
IU Health Arnett
Annettra Jones
Kirby Risk Corporation
Madelyn Lefranc
Abigail Livingston
John D. Martin
Greg Milakis
Mike Molter
Betty Nelson
Ruth Nyquist
Old National Bank
Purdue University Students
Mary Reece
Gary & Barbara Reif
Margaret Rowe
Mary Sadowski
Dennis Schlott
Studio B
Patricia Sullivan
The Allstate Foundation
United Way for Clinton County
William Henry Harrison HS

Tony Albrecht
James G Anderson
Allison Beggs
Robin Bellinger
Brosis Enterprises LLC
Patricia Caliendo
Centier Bank
Mallory Deardorff-Dawson
Elizabeth Duket
First Merchants Bank
Dr. John & Frances Foster
Phillip Fuchs
Golden Artist Colors
Kenitra Hendrix
Heather Johnston-Nicholson
Thomas Jones
Grayce A. Lechtenberg
Vivian Leuck
Majestic Homes
Nancy Mancing
James & Inge Maresh
Cecelia May
$250 – $499
1st Source Bank
Abuse Counseling & Education, Inc.
Ian Andrews
AT&T Employee GI Corporate
Anthony Bailey
Peter Baker
Krystal Balser
Cindy Barker
Bennett, Boehning & Clary LLP
Jenni Biehl
Susan Bougher
Margaret S. Brender
Carey Briggs
Steve Bunch
Guthrie Carr
Caterpillar Inc.
Cee Jay Enterprises
Lynne Corrigan
Julie Dangremond Stanton
Carol Davis
Amy Dooley
Patrick Egan
Emergency Munchie Truck
Bev Galema
Caroline Galloway
Gigi’s Cupcakes
April Gilman
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
Comfort Gordinier
Rich Graham
Judith Hall
Harrison Kiwanis Club
Jennifer Hendricks
Susan Henson
David Huhnke
Hurst Painting Company
Jon Huston
Jefferson High School
Ira Johnaon
Leanne & Steven Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Carolyn Jones
Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc – Monticello
Leta Kelley
Kim Kreidler
Michelle & Greg Kreinbrook
Therese Kura
Melissa Lonn
Benjamin Loop
Susan McCully
Beverly J Melichar
Memorial Presbyterian Church
Sandra Monroe
Mulberry Health
Jamie Nagel
Nancy N. Nargi
Mary Nauman
Kathy Newton-Ishmiel
Northrop Grumman Corporation
April Olivo
PepsiCo Foundation
Suzanne Rankin
Michael & Pamela Ringor
Joanna Schroeder
Sarah Schwarz
Jacquelyn Scott
Kristie Sherman
Charles Shook
Kimberley Shurig
Connie Small Davis
Linda Sorensen
Teresa Spitznagle
Kristen Szendrey
Kim & Jon Thompson
Unitarian Universalist Church
James & JoAnn Vorst
Leslie Weaver
Cathy & Robert Wright-Eger
Zonta Club of Frankfort