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2019 Peggy Hobbs Award Recipient, Rikki Goldstein. Recognized for many reasons, including her generosity in creating the scholarship program.

2018 Peggy Hobbs Award recipient, Betsy Kachmar (second left), Assistant General Manager of Citlink, with Nancy McCammon-Hansen, Paula Hughes-Schuh and Jennifer Flanagan (left to right).

In 1976, Peggy Hobbs established YWCA's domestic violence shelter in Fort Wayne, IN. Since then, Peggy has remained a long-time advocate of YWCA Northeast Indiana and continued to support our mission of empowering women and eliminating racism. 

Every year since 1977, YWCA Northeast Indiana honors a community volunteer who embodies the passion, commitment, and dedication of Peggy Hobbs. The intent of the award is to honor a woman of outstanding personal development, achievement, and dedication as a volunteer.

We are currently seeking nominations for the recipient of the 2020 Peggy Hobbs award until Thursday, September 24th

Nominees must demonstrate the following: 

  • Actively promotes awareness of diversity issues in our community
  • Encourages the empowerment of women
  • Exhibits dedication, passion & commitment to volunteering
  • Pursues personal development opportunities to assure positive impact as a volunteer

To nominate an individual, please download & complete the Peggy Hobbs Award Nomination Form and email the completed form to to marketing@ywcaerew.org or mail it to YWCA Northeast Indiana, Kristina Johnson, 5920 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816.