The 18th Annual YMCA Tribute to Women Leaders luncheon was held June 7 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The event recognizes 20 women within the community nominated for their dedication and influence, among other exceptional talents. In addition to a several-member steerin committee, the event was led by co-chairs Dr. Faith Willis and Dr. Oatanisha Dawson and honorary co-chairs Marie Dodd and Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey. The guest speaker was Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame member Lu Fendig and the event was dedicated to Velma Crosby, a 2004 tribute honoree. For more photos from the event and a full list of 2016 honorees, visit For more information and fun summer programs from the local YMCA, visit — Photos by Lindy Thompson Cofer