Nominations deadline for YWCA La Crosse Tribute extended

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The nominations for the YWCA La Crosse’s Tribute to Outstanding Womxn was extended to 4 p.m. Oct. 16.

Nominations may be e-mailed or mailed to the YWCA La Crosse administrative offices. Awards are given in recognition of an individual’s sense of the YWCA La Crosse mission, high level of personal and professional accomplishment, and their positive contributions to the improved quality of life in the Coulee Region.

New this year is an open age youth category for Youth Making a Difference.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding person that identifies as female. Individuals may submit nominations in different and/or creative formats beyond written answers to the required questions and traditional recommendation letters.

Nomination forms and candidate criteria are downloadable at the YWCA La Crosse website,, under Get Involved, then Events, then Tribute to Outstanding Womxn. Nominees and honorees whose involvement, volunteerism, and/or work align with the mission of YWCA La Crosse—to eliminate racism and empower women–will be recognized at the Tribute to Outstanding Womxn Virtual Event Thursday, November 12.

YWCA La Crosse will also be recognizing two awardees traditionally announced at the annual Circle of Friends event. Due to COVID-19, YWCA La Crosse canceled that event, previously scheduled for May, and will recognize Michelle Richgels, Volunteer of the Year, and Heidi and Scott Blanke, Philanthropist of the Year during the Tribute to Outstanding Womxn celebration. For nomination materials or more information, please visit or call 608.781.2783