Sweet Success

A Pop-Up event

Please join us for the 2020 Sweet Success fundraising celebration where WE provide the popcorn and the show, and YOU provide the support! While Covid-19 prevents us from gathering in person, we’re going virtual to celebrate the successes of women, children and families who are served by YWCA St. Paul.

Sweet Success
October 22, 2020
Program will be held on Zoom and begins promptly at Noon. 

YWCA St. Paul is proud to celebrate our
2020 Change maker Honoree:
Representative Rena Moran

Representative Rena MoranRepresentative Rena Moran is the Chair of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives. In 2010, Rep. Rena Moran became the first African American to represent District 65A. She represents the St. Paul communities of Rondo, Frogtown, Summit-University, Thomas-Dale, Midway, a portion of the North End, and Cathedral Hill.

As a legislator, she has focused on protecting children in the child welfare system, strengthening schools, reducing educational disparities, and fighting for affordable housing, women’s rights, and economic opportunity for all. 

Rep. Moran formerly served as House Deputy Minority Leader and is the current Chair of the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus and the United Black Legislative Caucus. On a national level, Moran serves as Executive Secretary of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), Midwest Region Coordinator for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL), and as the Minnesota State Director for both the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WILL) and the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). She is a proud mother of seven and grandmother of eight.

Event Details

Sweet Success is an annual celebration and fundraiser. Plan to ‘pop’ in over your lunch hour—we’ll share exercise and relaxation tips, mix it up with a local chef, and introduce you to some of the people, programs and places of YWCA St. Paul.

Date & Time

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Log in: 11:45 a.m.
Program begins promptly at Noon.


Event will be held virtually on Zoom. Once you have registered, we will email you a link to join us on October 22.

There is no fee to register for this event, but please consider making a suggested donation of $150. All proceeds will benefit YWCA St. Paul which is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Donation Match

Donations made to Sweet Success 2020 will be generously matched by
The Hardenbergh Foundation and YWCA St. Paul’s Board of Directors.

Gifts of:

$500+ Matched 100%
$250+ Matched 50%
$100+ Matched 25%

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


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 2019, our social services programs served more than 1,200 families.

2019 Program Honoree: claudia

After completing YWCA St. Paul’s Transitional Housing Program, Claudia’s goals led her back to YWCA St. Paul’s employment services. As a participant in YW Works, she gained the skills and confidence she needed to secure meaningful employment at a job she enjoys. Claudia now shines for her children, and for herself.

Thanks to Our Sponsors



Michelle Beeman & Barbara Tretheway

Beverly Jones Heydinger

Gaye Adams Massey

Bill and Danette McCarthy

Frank & Betsy Russomanno

Kathy Schubert

Smith Foundation

Cassandra & Robert Yarbrough


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

2019 Program Honoree: PETE

A fierce competitor his whole life, when Pete ran into health issues in his 80s, he showed that lifelong fitness is its own reward. His membership of the Masters swim team at YWCA St. Paul’s Health & Fitness Center helped him to recover from a heart condition and get back to the breaking records in the pool.


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

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