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Women Are Builders.

When you support YWCA Hamilton’s #WomenBuildHamilton campaign, you are making a critical difference for women and children in our community.

Women Build Opportunities

We use our voices, our strengths, and our compassion to open doors and create space for others. Because incredible things happen when women unite towards a common goal.

Women Build Each Other Up

We use our empathy and our intellect to lift up those around us, paying particular attention to those in need. Because when one woman succeeds, we all succeed.

Women Build Hamilton

We use our passion and our expertise to help make our community better. Because we know that women are powerful changemakers and fearless trailblazers who will change the world.

Women Build Leaders

We use our knowledge, experience, and wisdom to mentor other women, helping to break ground and make space for future generations of leaders. Because we know the power of amplifying women’s voices.

Women Build Innovation

We use our unique perspectives and diverse skills to tackle complex problems. Because our collective viewpoint is valuable and can lead to ground-breaking discoveries.

#WOMENBUILDHAMILTON

Meet: Abrar

Meet: Abrar

“Being someone with an accent, new to the country – and being marginalized as a hijabi Muslim woman – it’s not always easy,” she said. “But if you pursue your passion, you will achieve it – regardless of the challenges you may face.”

Meet: Dr. Carys Massarella

Meet: Dr. Carys Massarella

“My goal is to help women and girls realize that they can be leaders and successful and still find a work/life balance. I think more female leaders equals a better society.”

Meet: Lohifa Pogoson Acker

Meet: Lohifa Pogoson Acker

“I’m not just a hairstylist – I’m a friend. I share my life, they share their lives, we figure life out together. And I feel like I want to give more in that regard,”

Join the Builder’s Circle

Our dedicated Builders’ Circle leaders go above and beyond to make a lasting impact in the lives of women, girls and families.For many women and children, their home is a safe haven; a key building block for their future and their protection from violence.

As a Builders’ Circle leader, your pledged gift of $10,000 or more will provide women and children with a stable home and the resources and opportunities to rebuild their lives.

As a Builder, you’ll have the opportunity to see first-hand the impact of your support. An investment in women and girls is an investment in the future of Hamilton.

You may choose to make a single gift or pledge your gift over a set period of time.

Benefits of becoming a Builders’ Circle leader:

  • A welcome package
  • Regular updates on construction and YWCA Hamilton programs
  • Annual report on the impact of your gift
  • A behind-the-scenes facility tour
  • Exclusive access to YWCA Hamilton events and experiences
  • Opportunities to volunteer with your family or colleagues and see first-hand the impact of your support
  • Recognition in YWCA Hamilton publications including Impact Report

To learn more or join, contact:

Malgosia Sienkiewicz, Campaign & Donor Relations Officer
E: msienkiewicz@ywcahamilton.org
T: (905) 522-9922 Ext 181

Thank you to all of our #WomenBuildHamilton donors, funders and supporters

$1,000,000

The Putman Family

$250,000+

Brenda Yates

Ward and Diane Campbell and Family

$100,000+

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Losani Family Foundation in Honour of Maria Losani

Nancy and Patrick McNally

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$50,000+

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Charlotte Yates

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Victoria Walzak-Mosca and Dean Mosca

$10,000+

Builder’s Circle Members

Bernie and George McCarter in Memory of Charles “Karoly” Herczegh

Foxcroft Family

Marita Zaffro and Leonard Oskroba

The Roque Family

Betsy and Joel Ippolitto

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Mark and Colleen Shepherd

Ruth and William Todd

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Intact Insurance logo

Marz Homes logo

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Bianca Bruzzese

Jeff Paikin in Memory of Anna Giacomodonato

Mary Lou Tanner

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Charaya Thach

Jo-Ann Savoie

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Terri Johns

Dave and Renata Lumsden

Judy and Bruce Robinson and Family

Michael and Jane Schwenger

Queenston Automotive Group

Denise and David Christopherson

Kara Kennish

The Milne McGrath Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation

Rob and Heather Green

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Kiwanis Club of Hamilton East

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Vanh Kalong

Erin Dunham

Lorraine Kearsey-Carter

Peter J. Van Dyk

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