Sponsors and Partners

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore works with corporations, foundations, organizations and government institutions to help us further our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We welcome new sponsors and partners and look forward to finding ways to work together to stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities.

Your support means a lot!

On behalf of women, girls and families in northeast Cook County, we salute our corporate partners, who support us year-round, with heartfelt thanks.

Allstate Insurance Company is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. This year, Allstate awarded $215,000 in grants to seven local YWCAs to implement the Moving Ahead Through Financial Empowerment program and $60,000 in support of our Leadership & Capacity Building Institute.

Make It Better has always prioritized harnessing the internet’s power for good to help our affluent, educated, philanthropic audience help others.

Thermoflex Corp. has supported YWCA Evanston/North Shore as a premier sponsor for both the Race Against Hate and YWomen Leadership Awards for the past four years.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore Corporate Partners program creates the opportunity for deeper collaboration between our organization and corporate organizations that support our mission. This program provides Corporate Partners enhanced visibility and highlights their commitment to racial justice and women’s empowerment through their sponsorship of signature YWCA events.

Key Program Features:

Each Corporate Partner commits to a minimum annual contribution through event sponsorship. The corporate partner has the discretion to determine their sponsorship level for either or both of YWCA’s major special events (Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate and YWomen Leadership Awards) based on what will provide the most value to their organization.

To highlight this support, YWCA Evanston/North Shore provides year-round recognition of Corporate Partners on our website, in our print and e-newsletters, on signage at all YWCA special events, and in our lobby.

The program is flexible. Each Corporate Partner can exchange promotion ideas with YWCA Evanston/North Shore as both organizations seek to maximize the power of the collaboration. Every year-long pledge can be paid in installments on a customized payment schedule.

The benefits of Corporate Partnership include:

  • the ability to create a more impactful relationship with YWCA, a respected organization with national name recognition
  • the opportunity to model a positive image of social responsibility
  • enhanced visibility and the chance to reach thousands in north suburban Chicago communities
  • more efficient allocation of promotion dollars
    easier budgeting and planning with the year-long pledge
  • year-round recognition and exposure through YWCA website, newsletter, event print materials, and signage at events and in YWCA’s lobby

If you are interested in learning more about our Corporate Partner program or about corporate sponsorship of one of our events, please contact Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations Trimmy Stamell at 224-420-3271.

Many small business find creative ways of supporting YWCA Evanston/North Shore. These vendors share our commitment to empowering women and eliminating racism, and we are grateful for their support of our work!

Ann Catherine donates $5 from the sale of each scarf (any style) to our Domestic Violence Program — the only comprehensive residential domestic violence program in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area. With any scarf purchase, you are helping to protect and empower survivors and their children.

Dynamic Colors Painting & Restoration (1226 Elmwood Ave, Evanston) donates 5% of the cost of any job they complete to support our programs and services if the customer mentions YWCA Evanston/North Shore.

La De Da (1957 Cherry Lane in Northbrook) hosts “Moms Helping Moms” each year, a Mother’s Day supply drive to benefit our domestic violence shelter. For a full week, La De Da collects toiletries, towels, gift cards, personal items, diapers and bedding.

Whole Foods Market (1640 Chicago Ave, Evanston) supports our Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate with donations of food and water for all participants.