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Angelique Espinoza, Kim Felton, and Sue Heilbronner to be Honored as YWCA Community Champions

Boulder, CO, January 27, 2017 --( YWCA Boulder County announced today that Angelique Espinoza, Kim Felton, and Sue Heilbronner will be honored as YWCA Community Champions at YWCA’s annual Cabaret Gala. The Cabaret Gala will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University of Colorado Boulder.

“Each spring, YWCA Boulder County hosts an annual fundraiser, the Cabaret Gala. At our event, we pay tribute to members of the Boulder County community who have made a positive difference for women and children,” said Amanda Piper, YWCA Boulder County CEO. “This distinguished group of individuals has helped to make Boulder County a better place for us all.”

Angelique Espinoza is a former Boulder City Council member, candidate for the Colorado State House of Representatives, and most recently the Campaign Manager for Healthy Boulder Kids, the group behind the successful ballot initiative to install a tax on soda and other sugary beverages. Espinoza’s commitment to the Boulder community also consists of extensive experience working with education and inclusivity organizations, including YWCA’s anti-discrimination program Reading to End Racism.

Kim Felton is the Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at Elevations Credit Union where she leads multiple teams across multiple markets, increasing access to Elevations’ products, programs, and services throughout the community. Felton has served on the Board of Directors for YWCA Boulder County and was President of the Board in 2007-2008. She demonstrates her commitment to the welfare of our community’s most vulnerable populations by volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Boulder, serving on the Board of Directors of the Elevations Foundation, and the YMCA of Boulder Valley.

Sue Heilbronner is the CEO and Co-Founder of MergeLane, an investment fund and accelerator targeting companies with at least one woman in leadership. Heilbronner has been a CEO, president, and chief marketing officer for digital companies since the earliest days of the Internet. She began her career as an attorney – last as a federal prosecutor with the US DOJ Civil Rights Division. From there, she transitioned to business, leading companies in the interactive travel, digital publishing, ecommerce, and online education sectors. Heilbronner serves as a mentor for the Techstars Accelerator and an adjunct professor of law and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Law School.

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About YWCA Boulder County:
YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We envision Boulder County as a fully inclusive community for all people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or other attributes, and where justice, peace, health, human dignity, and freedom are promoted and sustained by women’s leadership.

YWCA Boulder County provides services for at-risk, underserved women and their families and fills needs that are unmet elsewhere in the community. We offer programs ranging from childcare to career services to anti-bullying initiatives. We treat our clients as individuals and recognize the broad impact our programs have. Helping the most vulnerable in our community prevents them from falling through the cracks and broadens opportunities for all. YWCA Boulder County is a resource center for families in our community fostering self-sufficiency. By using a holistic approach to serve the needs of families, we create an effective safety net for people in need.
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