Celebration of Service and Survival

Celebration of Service and Survival is March 11 2023

Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Mellwood Art Center to celebrate survivors of domestic and sexual violence and recognize five Women of Distinction and the Nolen C. Allen Man of Distinction for their service to our community.

Our annual Celebration of Service & Survival raises funds and awareness that support our free, 24-hour services in nine Kentuckiana counties. Our comprehensive programs address intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and economic hardship through emergency services, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, economic empowerment and housing assistance, and prevention education.

A limited number of tickets are still available!

To purchase tickets, please contact Danielle McWhorter at danielle.mcwhorter@cwfempower.org

or (502)552-5189.


Dress to impress; cocktail attire recommended.

Don’t miss out! Check out our silent auction items.
New items will be added regularly, so check back often.

Sponsorships are available! Contact development@cwfempower.org for more information.



5:30 p.m.
Check-in begins

6:00 p.m.
Silent Auction and Cocktails

7:00 p.m.
Dinner and Program
Featuring emcee Dawne Gee, WAVE 3 News

2023 Women of Distinction

Once again, we will recognize five Women of Distinction for their their time and talent spent advocating for women and girls in Kentuckiana. Learn more about our honorees, and view the nearly 200 Women of Distinction we’ve recognized since 1988.

2023 Nolen C. Allen Man of Distinction Award

9:00 p.m.
Music and Dancing
The Spinsters Union


Thank you, sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors


President Sponsors


Trustee Sponsors


Leadership Sponsors


Nonprofit Sponsors

ACLU of Kentucky
Family Scholar House
Metro United Way


Media Sponsors


Special thanks to

*Previously honored as a Woman of Distinction.