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Circle of Women

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Circle of Women!

In 1997, Circle of Women gathered 500 women to celebrate their power and to develop women as philanthropists in the community. The objective was to broaden the base of support for YWCA Minneapolis programs and help improve the future for women and girls in the Twin Cities.

Our anniversary event will be held virtually, connecting YWCA Minneapolis supporters with our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and girls, while creating meaningful engagement through technology.

Help support our mission by joining us on May 18!

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Supporting Life-Changing Programs

Circle of Women signature fundraiser is an inspirational opportunity to support life-changing programs that empower women and girls in our community.

Here’s What to Expect:

  • Fun! We want to laugh and celebrate our community together. We want to hear from you!
  • A showcase of YWCA’s outstanding programs and the impact.
  • Inspiring stories from YWCA supporters, staff, fitness members, parents and program participants.
  • Honoring our 4th Woman of Power Award recipient.
  • Online shopping with a purpose through our silent auction.
  • Challenge matches that will double your impact.

See a recap of our 2020 event here.

Every year, we deliver innovative programs and passionate advocacy in racial justice, education and wellness, creating a positive impact on the lives of over 30,000 people in our community.

Our Impact Each Year:

  • 5,000 diverse individuals are empowered to take action to eliminate racism and promote equity
  • 720 children receive high-quality, anti-bias early childhood education
  • 1,250 girls and youth become leaders, learners and creators of change in our afterschool programs
  • 24,200 health and fitness members achieve better health and wellness

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a sponsor of Circle of Women, you will demonstrate support for YWCA Minneapolis, serving women and families for 130 years. Event sponsorship connects your organization to YWCA’s powerful legacy and invests in the path ahead. We invite you to support our mission by becoming a sponsor.

For information on 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alyssa Whalon at