March 05, 2020

Annual ‘Celebrate Women’ event is today

The 24th annual “Celebrate Women: Honoring Inclusive Excellence” reception and awards ceremony is from 4:30 to 7 p.m., today, Thursday, March 5,  in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium and first-floor rotunda. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is the guest speaker for this year’s event, “Votes for Women: A Centennial.” 

The program is a fundraiser for scholarships for women. The gala is in conjunction with the university’s annual commemoration of Women’s History Month. A silent auction and reception is from 4:30 to 5:50 p.m., with Mendoza’s speech and awards presentations from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Tickets are available now for Celebrate Women 2020. The cost is $25 per person or $15 for SIU students with a valid ID. To purchase tickets, contact Martha Ellert at 618/521-0613 or by email at Tickets will also be available at the door.