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 2019 Peggy Hobbs award until Monday September 30th

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 Tiffany Gardner at tgardner@ywcaerew.org or mail it to YWCA Northeast Indiana, Tiffany Gardner, 5920 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816.