Dr. Regina Edwards Honored by YWCA

Dr. Regina Edwards has been announced as the recipient of the 2012 Dorothy Willey YWCA Volunteer Award. She was honored at an event on April 21. Former Willey Award recipients, YWCA Maricopa County board members, the honorary board and supporters were at the event.


“Dr. Regina Edwards was an exceptional board member and an outstanding leader for the YWCA Maricopa County. Whenever support was needed, she stepped up to the plate and provided the necessary expertise and commitment to advance the organization forward in our mission of empowering women and eliminating discrimination,” said Dr. Karen Johnson, YWCA board president.

“She asked the right questions, and her leadership and insights were critical to the important work being done by the YWCA in our community.”


Edwards was a board member from 2003 to 2010, serving as president 2006 to 2007. For several years, she also co-chaired the Tribute to Women luncheons. She was recognized for her visionary leadership and dedication while volunteering for the YW. Through her tireless effort, she obtained significant donations for the YWCA Scholarship program. Edwards has spent many years in higher education, including roles in academic leadership. She is active in several community organizations and currently serves as the board president of the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank.


The Dorothy Willey YWCA Volunteer Award is the organization’s most prestigious award, named for its first recipient, Dorothy Willey, a former long-time YWCA member and volunteer. She blazed trails and opened doors, graduating from college in 1928 with a degree in chemistry. Dorothy lived the organization’s mission, serving on numerous YWCA committees, the board of directors and finally as president of the board. The award is presented to the woman who most closely exemplifies her spirit of service and dedication to the YWCA and its principles.


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