Sweet Success

June 3, 2021 • 7–7:30 p.m. • Virtual Fundraiser

June 3, 2021
7–7:30 p.m.
Virtual Fundraiser

On June 3, YWCA St. Paul and its Academy of Worker Bees hosted a star-studded evening of entertainment and awards spotlighting success stories of our program participants, volunteers and change makers in the community.

Watch Sweet Success 2021

2021 Change maker honoree

Rebekkah lamar brunson

Rebekkah Lamar Brunson is a former Women’s National Basketball (WNBA) player who uses her platform to stress the importance of diversity and inclusion. Rebekkah is Co-Founder of Sweet Troo•vi Waffle and Assistant Coach of the Minnesota Lynx, while continuing to be an ambassador for her community. She is committed to outreach that enriches the lives of all Minnesotans. She attended a diverse high school in Oxon Hill, Maryland before attending Georgetown University and realizing there always needs to be a space created to cultivate, express and empower diversity.

Rebekkah lamar brunson


Alaysha M. is a participant in YWCA St. Paul’s YW Stride, which supports young women of color who are transitioning from foster care by helping them secure stable housing and navigate relationships, resources and systems. Alaysha’s incomparable spirit and determination have helped her achieve goals she once thought impossible.

YWCA St. Paul has been working for racial and gender equity for more than 110 years. 

Our programs advance racial equity by helping low-income individuals and families—especially women and youth of color—overcome barriers to access and achieve success in areas characterized by significant racial disparities.

In 2020, our social services programs served more than 1,100 families.


Donations made to Sweet Success 2021 were generously matched
by The Hardenbergh Foundation.

Gifts of:
$500+ Matched 100%
$250+ Matched 50%
$100+ Matched 25%

Our goal was to raise $85,000 in support of our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Your gift will help us reach our goal.

June 3, 2021 • 7–7:30 p.m. • Virtual Fundraiser

June 3, 2021
7–7:30 p.m.
Virtual Fundraiser

Thanks to Our Sponsors




Gaye Adams Massey

Barbara Tretheway & Michelle Beeman

Thank you to our sponsor that would like to remain anonymous


Mara & Landon Ascheman

Beverly Jones Heydinger

Bill & Danette McCarthy

Kathy Schubert

Smith Foundation

Cassandra & Robert Yarbrough

Coldwell Banker

Become A Sponsor

Sweet Success sponsorship connects your organization to YWCA St. Paul’s legacy and impact.


Questions? Contact Michelle Daniel, Director of Development, at 651-265-0722 or MDaniel@ywcastpaul.org.

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