[VIDEO] Check out the 2023 Women of Achievement Honorees!

A community gathering like no other

We were honored to join with more than 400 community members to celebrate and uplift the work of five Women of Achievement Honorees, while working together to support YWCA Lancaster’s Kepler Hall Residence Program.

We heard countless inspiring quotes and insights from our honorees, both in the video profiles as well as the question and answer session following the event.

We continue to be fueled by the commitment, energy, and dedication of our community, and are proud to partner with you on our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women!

Check out the videos from the event below!

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Chelsea Christmas

Cindy Lam Guo

Savannah Thorpe

Stephanie Thomas

2023 Cheryl Gahring Young Person of Achievement Award

For the third year running we are honored to present the Cheryl Gahring Young Person of Achievement Award in honor of our long-serving, dedicated team member Cheryl Gahring who passed away in 2021. This year’s award recipient is Jayden Stokes!

Jayden Stokes

Housing for generations, past and future

The 2023 Women of Achievement Awards supports YWCA Lancaster’s Kepler Hall Residence Program, the longest running affordable housing program in Lancaster County. We have been able to operate our residence hall thanks to the extraordinary generosity and support of our community for more than 100 years. And now, we want to be able to expand our offerings and accessibility, by capping rent for all residents at no more than 50% of income.

But we need your help to do it. See how:

Celebrating achievement

We were honored to be in community with so many people dedicated to celebrating these inspiring women, as well as the larger work of eliminating racism and empowering women.

The work is only just beginning! YWCA Lancaster, we know that you can only achieve if you have a place to call home. And in a world where we our liberation is bound together, and women’s healthcare and even the personhood of our trans sisters is under threat, sometimes surviving is achievement enough. Our Kepler Hall Residence Program, the beneficiary of today’s proceeds, helps our community achieve, and make the future of all of us, just. 

We hope you will consider a monthly donation to support our mission.


And, be sure to nominate someone for next year’s awards ceremony! Nominations are open now!