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Members of the Evanston Cotillion Board stopped by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore this week with checks totaling over $12,000 to support the YWCA’s domestic violence program. The funds were raised through their benefit dance held in late January.

“The Cotillion Board chose the YWCA as a shining example of what a local program can do in providing the only comprehensive residential domestic violence program in the northeastern Chicago metropolitan area, and we hope that these funds can be used in your efforts to address domestic violence on all levels,” said Devin Murphy, speaking on behalf of the Cotillion Board.

“We thank you for your service and hope that the Evanston Cotillion Board has helped in supporting you and in raising awareness about the problem of domestic violence in our communities.”

“We are honored to have been selected by the Cotillion Board,” said Kristin White, COO of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, “And since it is women between the ages of 18 and 24 who are most commonly abused by an intimate partner, their generous support will help women not unlike themselves. It is gratifying to see these young leaders giving back to the community.”