People of Distinction

2021 People of Distinction Gala

October 28, 2021 

YWCA Duluth’s People of Distinction Event recognizes and honors people — including feminine folx, cis or trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming — who have worked to make our community a more inclusive and just place. Nominations have closed, but we are still seeking sponsors. Visit our sponsor page if you are interested in learning more.

Thanks to maurices and Greysolon Ballroom for Platinum sponsorship of People of Distinction this year!

Hundreds participate each year to enjoy conversation, recognize the amazing contributions of these individuals, hear highlights of the YWCA’s community outreach, network with community colleagues, and donate to YWCA programs.

The YWCA mission is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Annually, the YWCA holds People of Distinction to publicly honor and recognize people from our community who have made significant contributions related to our mission.

2021 Honorees:
Khayman Goodsky, Julia Cheng,
Natasha Lancour, and Sandra Gbeintor Oyinloye, 


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for making this year’s event possible.

Platinum Sponsors:

Greysolon logo

Gold Sponsors:

KUMD logo

Silver Sponsors:

Bent Paddle Brewing Company
Cartier Agency, Inc
Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Duluth Central Labor Body
Flourish Nonprofit Development LLC
Greg Follmer Commercial Real Estate
IBEW 242
Jonker Chiropractic
JS Print Group
Lake Superior Dental
Minnesota Power
Out of the Clouds
Paul Davis Restoration
Twin Ports NECA

Bronze Sponsors:

Adeline Inc./Peach Tattoo
Svalja Yoga

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