Woman of Distinction 2021

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Please Join Us As We Honor the
2021 Woman of Distinction

Jolene Wojcik

Jolene Wojcik, 2021 Woman of DistinctionLeader. Philanthropist. Advocate. These words describe our 2021 Woman of Distinction Recipient, Jolene Wojcik. One of Jolene’s nominators wrote, “Jolene has made a measurable impact over the years I have known her as a passionate advocate for those in need. One of my favorite things about
Jolene is that she does things for people that are more private and out of the spotlight.”

Being involved in the community is part of who Jolene is. She has served on the board of Hope Harbor, was co-chair for Hope Harbor’s building capital campaign, served on the boards of Make-A-Wish Nebraska and the Central Catholic Development Foundation, and has been co-chair of The Knight committee. She currently is a Make-A-Wish Nebraska wish granter, is
a member of the Diocese of Grand Island stewardship council, College Park Board of Directors, and serves on the Grand Island Facilities Corporation board. Jolene is active in her church community at St. Mary’s Cathedral by providing outreach to the homebound, serving as a capital campaign committee member, and she is also involved in prayer chain ministry, liturgy committee and serves as a Eucharistic minister. Jolene’s service goes beyond the local community, with her participation in mission trips to serve orphanages and the elderly in St. Lucia.

After spending the majority of her career in banking, Jolene left the business world in 2019 to serve as Executive Director of the Grand Island Central Catholic Development Foundation. In her role as Executive Director, Jolene has raised needed funds to improve the school facilities, to provide tuition assistance to students, and has ensured the school has had adequate resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Jolene is humble, kind, and full of grace. She sees the good in others. She is an inspiration and is a beautiful example of a Woman of Distinction.”

Jolene Wojcik. 2021 YWCA of Grand Island Woman of Distinction.

Event Details:

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021
  • Riverside Golf Club | Social Hour 5:30 | Dinner 6:30
  • Keynote Speaker: Joan Squires, President, Omaha Performing Arts
  • Ticket Price: $50/Person | $500 for a Table of 8