Women’s Council Celebration of Women’s Leadership

Women's Council Celebration

Women’s Council Celebration

 

The 2022 WCC Foundation Women's Council Celebration of Women's Leadership virtual event will recognize the achievements of three amazing women in our community. Guests will also enjoy a special keynote address from Dr. Nora Martin, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University.

In addition, Washtenaw Community College and the Washtenaw Community College Foundation are pleased to announce the Innaugural Women's Council Lifetime Service to Students Award. It will be presented to Diana McKnight-Morton for her decades of continuous hard work and commitment to ensuring that students, especially women, from Washtenaw County have had access to the support needed for them to succeed during their educational journeys at WCC.

Congratulations to the 2022 WCC Foundation Women’s Council Celebration of Women’s Leadership Honoreeslisted below on their achievements. 


Keynote Speaker

Nora Martin, PhD

Nora Martin, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University


Women's Council Lifetime Service to Students Award

Diana McKnight-Morton

Diana McKnight-Morton

WCC Board of Trustee Member

The WCC Foundation Women’s Council is commemorating its 25th Anniversary by establishing a new lifetime achievement award that will honor individuals who have worked tirelessly for years to ensure that all Washtenaw Community College students could be successful. Washtenaw Community College and the Washtenaw Community College Foundation are pleased to announce that the inaugural Women’s Council Lifetime Service to Students Award will be presented to Diana McKnight-Morton.

Mrs. McKnight-Morton is being recognized for her decades of continuous hard work and commitment to ensuring that students, especially women, from Washtenaw County have had access to the support needed for them to succeed during their educational journeys at WCC. Her efforts during more than two decades of service have had an enormous impact on countless numbers of WCC students.

Diana has served as an elected member of the WCC Board of Trustees for 25 years where she has relentlessly advocated for WCC students in numerous ways. Diana began her own educational journey at WCC before transferring to the University of Michigan. During her many years of working on behalf of our students, she has been emblematic of the volunteer spirit and leadership that the Women’s Council embraces. Diana’s service to the College is unprecedented in the College's history.

Consistent with its long history of promoting and recognizing outstanding women from this community, the Women’s Council will be delighted to present Diana McKnight-Morton with the Lifetime Service to Students Award at the 25th Annual Women’s Council Celebration on May 25, 2022.


WCC Foundation is grateful to the generous sponsors below who helped make the Celebration of Women’s Leadership such a success. THANK YOU!!

President’s Level

 Molly Dobson

Celebration Level

Ann Arbor SPARK  - Jamie  and Cheryl Buhr

Ambassador Level

 Bank of Ann Arbor  Christine Euritt  Roddy Wares  Carol Welsch  Eileen Thacker —  Old National Bank —  Retirement Income Solutions


Community Honorees

Please join other donors, supporters, advocates, and friends, from the comfort of your home or office, and be inspired by the remarkable work that the Women's Council is doing to help WCC students to overcome barriers so they can achieve their educational goals.

Cleopatra Caldwell, PhD

Cleopatra Caldwell, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Yodit Mesfin Johnson

Yodit Mesfin Johnson

President & CEO, Nonprofit Enterprises at Work (NEW)

Daicia Price, LMSW

Daicia Price, LMSW

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, University of Michigan


Participation Opportunities

A variety of participation opportunities are available to demonstrate your support for this event and the work of the Women's Council. We invite you to consider partnering with family, friends, colleagues, and business associates when selecting your sponsorship level. Your financial support will help WCC students stay in the classroom and continue with their educational journey. The pandemic continues to hit many WCC students very hard causing difficultly paying back rent, utilities, now higher gas prices. Requests for assistance from the Student Emergency Fund have increased substantially.

Presidential: $5,000

  • Premium placement of organization logo/name on promotional materials such as:
    • Event website
    • Social media
    • Event Virtual Program
    • On the Record newspaper; mailed to 140,000 households in Washtenaw County.
    • Amenity boxes
    • Event sponsorship screen
  • 8 Zoom links to the virtual event
  • 8 amenity boxes* for guests, including any WCC students you choose.

Celebration: $2,500

  • Premium placement of organization logo/name on promotional materials such as:
    • Event website
    • Social media
    • Event Virtual Program
    • On the Record newspaper; mailed to 140,000 households in Washtenaw County.
    • Amenity boxes
    • Event sponsorship screen
  • 8 Zoom links to the virtual event
  • 8 amenity boxes* for guests, including any WCC students you choose.

Ambassador: $1,000

  • Organization name on event virtual program and in On the Record newspaper; mailed to 140,000 households in Washtenaw County.
  • 4 Zoom links to the virtual event
  • 4 amenity boxes* for guests, including any WCC students you choose

Friend $75

  • One link to virtual event and amenity box*

*Amenity boxes are optional and if waived, 100% of gift will benefit the Student Emergency Fund.

Please contact Director of Major Gifts and Development Tina Kashat Casoli at 734-637-2896 or tcasoli@wccnet.edu if you have questions.