Celebration of Service and Survival


The 2017 Celebration of Service & Survival: Mark your calendars for Februrary 17th, 2017 for a night of celebration at The Marriott Downtown! For tickets, sponsorship requests, raffle tickets and other information, please visit our event page to learn more. click here

At our annual Celebration of Service & Survival, The Center for Women and Families pays tribute to five Women of Distinction who have spent their time and talents advocating for women and girls in Kentuckiana. It’s an elegant and festive evening featuring a cocktail reception, silent & live auctions, dinner, and so much more!

DSC_3086Since 1988, this annual celebration has honored more than 100 Women of Distinction as away of supporting our mission to provide survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault opportunities to transform their lives, and as a result, the lives of their families and communities.

The Center for Women and Families offers services free of charge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout seven Kentucky counties and two Indiana 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.

The 2017 Women of Distinction:
Joanne Berryman
Pamela Greenwell
Carol Heideman
Alice Houston
Surekha Kulkarni

The 2017 Joan E. Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award for Peacemaking Winner
Tom FitzGerald