Circle of Friends Gala

For more than a century, the YWCA of Northwest Indiana has been dedicated to empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting equality for all.  We will celebrate another year of community service with our annual CIRCLE OF FRIENDS GALA!  We invite you to take part in this celebration by supporting this endeavor.  Video Invitation

Our CIRCLE OF FRIENDS GALA will take place Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 6:00 PM at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana with special guest hosts Samantha Chatman of ABC 7 Chicago and her father, famed DJ Sam Chatman. This lively evening will be filled with inspiring testimonials, music, raffles, and more!  Your support will help the YWCA of NWI continue to improve lives and create opportunities for the community members we serve.

The YWCA of NWI relies on the support of corporate and individual donors to ensure the continued success of our programs and services, which include childcare services, after-school and summer day camps, swimming lessons, health and wellness programs, and the Living Healthy Senior Program.  Click to learn more!

The attached invitation and sponsorship packet describes the categories where you can align your brand with our essential programs.  We invite you to advertise in our Virtual Gala Ad Book.

Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to partnering with you to make a difference in our community!

Hope to hear from you soon.


Thank you to our Visionary Sponsor



Mission Statement

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Vision Statement

We transform lives by mobilizing our diverse community to provide vibrant opportunities and experiences that strive to diminish racial and gender disparities in health, education and wealth attainment, as we prepare future generations to sustain these endeavors.



Respect: We believe every person should be treated with dignity.

Equity & Inclusion: We recognize the equal value of all human beings. We embrace diverse ideas, talents and backgrounds, and believe all people should feel welcome in our community.

Community: Our community is integral to our thinking and we are committed to evolving our efforts to best meet its needs.

Empowerment: We believe all people can be supported to grow, learn, and achieve their desired aspirations.

Excellence: We aim to deliver high quality, safe programs and services, to be responsive to our members, and to value data driven decision-making across our organization. These efforts drive our performance and help us to achieve excellence in all that we do.

Integrity: We are committed to operating with honesty, maintaining ethical standards and transparency.


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