WHAT:  The YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala brings the community together for a formal evening to elevate the voices of women. The event features dinner and cocktails, an art and diamond raffle, a live auction and this year’s keynote speaker Martin Luther King III.

Tickets are limited and on sale now at ywcalgary.ca/whywhisper

WHY:   The funds raised at YWCA WHYWHISPER Fundraising Gala provide emergency shelter, housing, counselling and education programs to support women and their families to thrive in Calgary.

WHO:    Martin Luther King III:

Civil rights activist, global humanitarian and political leader, Mr. King has seized the torch lit by his parents and is continuing their quest for equity and justice for all people. For nearly 20 years, Mr. King has been motivating audiences around the world with his insightful message of hope and social responsibility.

WHEN:   Tickets available: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Event: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Reception at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Program to follow.

WHERE:   Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, 120 9 Avenue S.E.

About the YWCA of Calgary:

The YWCA of Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. Through its more than 104 year history, the organization has touched tens of thousands of lives and evolved its programs to meet the changing needs of women in the community. The YWCA offers more than 18 programs that create a continuum of service for women and their families who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, family violence and isolation.

With the focus on empowering women to move from a place of vulnerability to one of resilience, the YWCA continues to be there when and where she needs us most.

For information and interview inquiries please contact:

Carla Link

Manager, Marketing & Communications, YWCA of Calgary

Cell: 587.228.8663 l Phone: 403.705.5779 l Email: clink@ywcalgary.ca