2023 Tribute to Women of Excellence

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is pleased to announce the Tribute to Women of Excellence will be taking place Wednesday, March 29, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. 

During the last 34 years, the YWCA has honored well over 750 extraordinary women for their contributions to our region, both professionally and philanthropically. This year, we look forward to honoring 27 women who dedicate time and talent to making a difference in Central Pennsylvania.

  • participates actively in the community as a mentor, volunteer or role model
  • demonstrates integrity, strength of character and leadership
  • and embraces the vision and mission of the YWCA.


Admission | $100; tables of 8 or 10 are available

Tickets are now live. Register here!  


Meet the Class of 2023 

Susan Hubley - LEGACY AWARD, Capital Blue Cross

Meghan Bachmore - EMERGING LEADER, Harrisburg Young Professionals

Abigail Aungst, KPMG LLP

Jacqueline Balthaser, Goldberg & Balthaser, P.C.

Anne Carnathan, Universal Media Inc.

Joanne Maureen Carroll, Trans Advocacy Pennsylvania

Marie Conley, Conley Consulting & Conley’s Cushing Disease Fund

Deborah Donahue, Central Penn College

Kristen Evans, HR Influenced LLC

Serina Gaston, Habitat for Humanity

Joye Gingrich, UPMC

Bonnie Hershberger, Capital Blue Cross

Masai Lawson, Gannett Fleming

Emily Lingle, PSECU

Rebecca Lupfer, The Giant Company

Shelly Matter, Myrtle & Main Realty

Karla Mitchell, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA

Katie Modi, Penn National Insurance

Eliz Nestorov, MidPenn Legal Services

Meghan Noss, Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Kirsten Page, West Shore Home LLC

Kerry Robison, Highmark Blue Shield

Emily Roman, Boyer & Ritter LLC

Taylor Rowles, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.

Alicia Shanahan, M&T Bank

Alison Swigart, MD, Penn State Health

Karen Washington, Milton Hershey School


Thank you to our Sponsors


Signature Sponsor

Highmark Blue Shield 


Visionary Sponsors

Boyer & Ritter LLC

Gannett Fleming, Inc

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Milton Hershey School

Universal Media Inc.



Leader Sponsors

Capital Blue Cross

The Giant Company

Members 1st Federal Credit Union 

Penn National Insurance 



Advocate Sponsors

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


Click here to view the past Carolyne L. Smith Legacy and Karen F. Snider Emerging Leader Award Recipients

For a full list of TWE honorees:

By Class Year

By Name

The Tribute to Women of Excellence event not only spotlights honorees, but also raises essential funds so that the YWCA Greater Harrisburg can continue providing life-changing programs and services. From emergency shelter and legal clinic, to child development and employment readiness programs, we could not do this important work without the generosity of supporters like you.

Please consider sponsoring this premier event. TWE sponsors are viewed as leaders in the promotion of women who play vital roles in this community, as well as women who are struggling to achieve self-sufficiency and safety for themselves and their children. This is your opportunity to demonstrate a corporate and/or personal commitment to the YWCA and our community, and to honor a Woman of Excellence!

TWE honorees are the pillars of this community; they deserve to be recognized for the respective roles they play in improving the lives of all who live in the area.

Sponsor the Event

Do you or does your organization value honoring outstanding women in the community? Consider sponsoring TWE this year! Click here for more information to sponsor the event.

Purchase an Ad

Click here for more information on purchasing an ad in the 2023 TWE event program. Ad artwork is due by Friday, February 3, 2023.

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