YWCA of NH will honor Susan B. Anthony Award recipient Oct. 6

MANCHESTER – The YWCA New Hampshire will honor Rashida Mohamed, Manchester Police Department Victim Advocate, as recipient of the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Award at a special awards dinner on Oct. 6 at Southern New Hampshire University.

In announcing this year’s recipient, Annette Escalante, president & CEO, YWCA NH said "The YWCA’s Susan B. Anthony Award recognizes the contributions of outstanding women who exemplify the ideals of Susan B. Anthony and serve as positive role models for women as they work to affect positive change in our state."

Nominated by Manchester Police Department Chief Enoch Willard, Ms. Mohamed has served as an advocate in the Manchester Police Domestic and Sexual Violence Unit since 2010. "Rashida’s greatest strength lies in her ability to provide assistance during the immediate crisis while looking beyond to discover the underlying cause of the issue," said Sgt Paul Thompson, Mohamed’s supervisor on the Manchester Police Force. "She empowers victims and guides them to programs that will assist them in gaining control over all aspects of their life. Her impact on the Manchester Police Department’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Unit is immeasurable."

The event will feature keynote speaker Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lt. Governor of Maryland. Ms. Townsend has a long history of accomplishments in the public arena, including women’s empowerment.

The Susan B. Anthony Award dinner is the YWCA’s largest annual event and a very important fundraiser for the organization. Sponsors for the 2015 event include Southern New Hampshire University, JBR Associates, Vericon Construction, Anagnost Companies, Bellwether Community Credit Union, Catholic Medical Center, Hession & Pare, Medtronic, UNH at Manchester, Quirk Cars, RJP Consulting, and Well Sense Health Plan.

The Susan B. Anthony Award dinner will take place Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at Southern New Hampshire University. Tickets are $65 or $480 for table of eight and can be purchased online at www.ywcanh.org or by calling the YWCA at 625-5785.