Join the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region on April 23, 2015 for the 22ndanniversary of the Women's Luncheon and a truly ‘out of the box’ experience. The event begins at 11:30am at the Abraham Chavez Theater and lunch will be served.
As we continue in our second century of serving women and their families, we realize that our past success is a direct result of the generous support of our friends and supporters within the community. For more than (over?) 20 years, El Paso has come together to support the YWCA’s signature fundraising event. Funds raised in this single afternoon help support programs that invest in children, strengthen families in transition, build the community, and develop leadership activities in women and girls while helping them reach their full potential. In 1994, the inaugural YWCA Women’s Luncheon drew more than 600 El Pasoans. Over the years, support for the event has grown and we now host more than 2,000 guests. The formula set in motion all those years ago has grown to new heights and has proven to be a successful fundraising tool of which we are proud.
Amanda Wirtz enlisted in the US Navy in 1997 and was a top graduate from the Center for Information Dominance. She served for six years as a Cryptologic Analyst and supported military counter-narcotics operations as well as search and rescue operations all over the world. She served twice in combat in Iraq and Yugoslavia and was one of the first women to serve aboard the USS Nicholson. She is a philanthropist, speaker, performer and public health advocate whose passion for service has resulted in countless community outreach projects in the United States and abroad.
Amanda graduated top of her class from San Diego State University with a Masters in Public Health, is a published research scientist and an accomplished violinist. She was also awarded the 'Selfless Service Award' for her service contribution to Rotary International and the 'Show Stopper Award' in the Ms. Veterans America pageant for best talent. She now serves as a national representative for women in the military and is partnering with Final Salute Inc. to advocate on behalf of over 55,000 female veterans and their children - the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the United States.