Salesia Smith-Gordon to serve as honorary chair for YWCA Palm Beach County Gala celebrating 105-year-old of service

West Palm Beach – On Saturday, May 20th, Honorary Chair, Salesia Smith-Gordon invites individuals to join her in celebrating YWCA’s 105 years of service celebration, Phantom of the Opera Gala. Salesia Smith-Gordon is the founder of her boutique personal injury law firm, and has multiple layers of success. Her background as a pharmacist and trial lawyer has won several million-dollar awards for injured clients. As a community member, Salesia Smith-Gordon has supported YWCA and their efforts to bring awareness to their platform. 

This year’s gala focus is to bring increased awareness to the disturbing uptick in human trafficking in the state of Florida. Each day, YWCA assists victims of domestic violence and their children, with a safe place to live, financial assistance, housing assistance, legal services and so much more. In addition, the YWCA’s Children Development Early Learning Center provides the youth in the community a safe place to learn and grow where they receive free meals, childcare and healthcare. Other programs and services include a STEM program for teenage girls, at-risk youth programs and Rapid Re-housing assistance.

Saturday’s elegant evening will provide a platform to celebrate philanthropic engagement and those who have made the mission of YWCA possible. “We want the community to know that achieving 105 years does not come without its share of challenges and immense rewards when you see the lives of women and children who are given the support and resources needed to start life over and regain a sense of hope for a brighter future,” states Denise Cotman Albritton, Board President, YWCA PBC. “The YWCA of Palm Beach County could not have achieved this milestone anniversary without the support of this great community in which we live and some of us are born and raised.”

The evening has taken a dedicated team to plan and YWCA looks forward to hosting you for its largest post-pandemic event. “Our 105th Year Celebration Gala will be our largest event since the start of the pandemic. We’re looking forward to celebrating our achievements, raising awareness, and recognizing our many donors and funders who helped us get to where we are today,” Shea Spencer, YWCA President. The evening includes a cocktail hour hosted by Tito’s Vodka, dinner, awards, live band, live DJ, dancing, fine wines, and inspirational testimonies from survivors.”

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