Through the generosity of people like you, the YWCA of Lubbock is
making a difference in the lives of the people in our community. Thank you!

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The YWCA of Lubbock has a bold mission. We are committed to a strong community and ask for your support as we use our collective strength to build inspiring family-centered spaces and tackle difficult social issues.

The YWCA impacts lives daily with a commitment to advance the strength of women and the power of diversity to improve everything around us: thousands of kids, hundreds of families and most importantly the individual neighbor coping with life's challenges. Won't you join us?

a living tribute | $650 Gift

Plant a tree in someone's name. This unique gift is perfect to celebrate loved ones & family for all time. Pay tribute to your friends while supporting the future of the YWCA on University.


Tree planted along the playground of YWCA of University,
Permanent recognition with your special message,
Tree dedication certificate

Pledge arrangements are available.

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    To Our Donors

    You can trust that your funds will be used responsibly, backed the the YWCA’s nationally recognized reputation.

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    Your Lubbock YWCA is also a member of GuideStar, assuring the public’s trust in our work and our funding.

Download the Planned Giving Notification form here.

Maybelle Hardie Smith Society

The Maybelle Hardie Smith Society is a group of diverse, interesting and welcoming women who are committed to the YWCA’s mission.

Maybelle Hardie Smith became interested in the YWCA of Lubbock in 1954, when a survey conducted at the time showed clearly that girls of all ages were receiving only about half as many services as boys. In June 1955, the YWCA was born and the board elected Maybelle Hardie Smith to serve as their first president of the board.

Since that time, the YWCA of Lubbock has earned recognition as a trusted presence in the community dedicated to championing lives through education, advocacy, compassion and care.

Membership in the Maybelle Hardie Smith Society requires a $1000 minimum annual donation. Your affiliation is a sustaining link to the courageous work, which began in 1954 and continues through decades of hard work from our community’s leading women.

Want to become a member of the Maybelle Hardie Smith Society? Send us an email.

Founding Members:

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    Nettie Edwards

    A 2005 Women of Excellence recipient in Education and Religion, has been a longtime supporter of the YWCA. She has served on the board and played many roles in the continued success of the programs offered in our community. Nettie, a retired administrator, has a long-standing reputation as an exemplary leader with high expectations of herself and those who worked with her. The YWCA is honored to have Nettie Edwards on our team and we continue to benefit from her bright ideas and strong dedication to making our community a better place for all.

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    Bess Haley

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    Karen Gibson

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    Sara Tubbs-McKee

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    Alice Portnoy