Inspiration returns to Western Washington this spring

Inspiration returns to Western Washington this spring

Inspiration returns to Western Washington this spring


by Molly Dietz, Community Relations Intern

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 5:44 PM

Story Update: Congratulations YWCA!

KING 5 sends the warmest of congratulations to the Eastside YWCA Inspire Lucheon. The speakers Hollis Wong-Wear, K.C., a benneficient of the YWCA's important work, and Deborah Roberts honored the name of the event, inspiring us all with their stories of overcoming hardship and finding their power. Thank you YWCA for bringing together such a lively and passionate group of nearly a thousand people to support this great organization.

The luncheon yesterday, March 4th raised $378,323 to empower women and families in our community.


Led by our own champion of health, wellness and community, Jean Enersen and KING 5 proudly return to sponsor the YWCA Inspire Luncheon series this spring.

The partnership between our organizations runs deep and is based on a shared commitment to make a meaningful difference for people in need.

Domestic violence, drug abuse, housing emergencies, even the challenges of single parenting impact more members of our communities than you might think.  The YWCA is a helping hand for women and children at their times of greatest need, leading the way to new homes, good health and a better life.

We hope you’ll consider joining us to learn more about these important programs.  For the past 25 years, the YWCA Inspire luncheons have brought members of our community together to hear stories of empowerment, learn about the YWCA’s impact and pledge their support for women and families.

Find out more information by clicking on the links below:

Eastside Inspire Luncheon

Tuesday, March 4th

Meydenbauer Convention Center

Noon to 1:30 p.m. and featuring Emmy-winning news correspondent, Deborah Roberts


Seattle Inspire Luncheon

Tuesday, March 25th

Washington State Convention Center

Noon to 1:30 p.m., featuring award-winning actor, Viola Davis


Snohomish County Inspire Luncheon

Thursday, May 1st

Edward D. Hansen Conference Center

Noon to 1:30 p.m., featuring bestselling author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed


With more than 100 years of experience, the YWCA is efficient and effective, always giving a hand up not a hand out. In 2013, they reached nearly 60,000 women and children with their services, services that include child care, education, job training, transportation and housing. Their programs help families move past their current struggles and move forward to a move secure and better future. 


To find out more about the YWCA visit their website: