Women of Courage is the signature annual fundraising event for Lutheran Settlement House. Each year we honor and recognize our courageous program participants and important community partners.

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Join us on May 8th for a morning full of celebration, networking, and inspirational sotries as we honor five program participants and two community partners. Council Member Helen Gym will be our host as we present Dr. Joel Fein of CHOP’s Violence Prevention Initiative with our first ever Male Ally Award, and Markita Morris-Louis, Esq. of the Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia with our Visionary Leader Award.


Need more information about event sponsorship or purchasing your tickets for Women of Courage? Contact Erica Zaveloff: ezaveloff@lshphilly.org or 215.426.8610 x1218






Save the date for Women of Courage 2018!

Purchase your tickets today! Learn more about becoming an event sponsor.

Need more information about event sponsorship or purchasing your tickets for Women of Courage?
Contact Erica Zaveloff: ezaveloff@lshphilly.org 215.426.8610 x1218


The 2017 Women of Courage Award Honorees

Yasmine Mustafa, 2017 Visionary Leader Award
Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur and community leader. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War. Yasmine is the founder of ROAR for Good, a self-defense wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence. She also started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development.    
Carole Alexy, Community Advocate Award
Carole Alexy’s career has spanned four decades as an advocate to end violence against women. She was a founding volunteer at A Women’s Place in Bucks County in 1976. Alongside other women, Carole established this shelter at a time when the next closest shelter was over 35 miles away with few public transportation routes to get there. She eventually worked for PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV). In her role, Carole savvily linked the world of government funding and regulations with the reality of managing daily life in local programs. Under her care, PCADV grew to 60 programs serving all 67 PA counties.