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Joyce Stein Memorial Award

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Honoring those who make a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women

The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored.

Back in 1973, Joyce Stein participated in a new women’s group that began as the result of a women’s conference held at Boise State College. The group wanted to continue discussions surrounding women’s issues and joined with the YWCA to open the Women’s Center in the basement of the YWCA. Joyce Stein, as a founding member and the first director of the Women’s Center, took on the issue of sexism in our community. As the group studied the prevalence of the issue, they came to the conclusion that domestic violence was a prevalent problem—which led to the YWCA’s involvement in the prevention of domestic violence. The elimination of sexism and domestic violence became the foundation for the organization’s work. After her untimely death in 1979, the YWCA named its highest award in her memory and has awarded this special recognition every year since 1980.

Nominations are welcomed from individuals, businesses and organizations. The nominee does not have to be distinguished by title or office, but rather by his or her efforts on behalf of women. In 2021, nominations will open in late Spring and the Awards ceremony will likely take place virtually in August. Contact info@wcaboise.org for more information.

Access the online nomination form here

Past Joyce Stein Award Recipients

The Ahlquist Family
Linda Anthony
Tina Balsley
Jan Bennetts
Harry Bettis, Laura Bettis Rydalch and Janelle Bettis Wise
Sharon Bixby
Greg Bower
Sandra Bruce
Jane Buser
Tony Chung
Cynthia Cook
Merrianne Cook Hunter
Judy Cross
Jane Daly
Betsy Dunklin
Barbara Eisenbarth
Vera Fink
Dee Gore
Susan Hazelton
Beckie Hedrick
Sherry Iverson
Janice Johnson
Doris Kaufman
Julie Kilgrow
Kaye Knight
Robert Krueger
Phoebe Lundy
Carol Martin
Doug & Serena McAlvain
Luci McDonald
Mike & Karen Mooney
Edith Miller Klein
Cathy Mockli
Pam Parker
Ruth Pauley
Jana Perry
Marian Pritchett
Judy Ripke
Lorry Roberts
Sheila Robertson
Debbie Servatius
Susan Sherlock
Marilyn Shuler
Cathy Silak
Janine Smith
Teri Stein
Carolyn Terteling-Payne
Cherie Buckner-Webb
Kriss Wheeler
Eve Williamson

EVENTS

Aug 25

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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