Distinguished Young Women is grateful to the following sponsors who support the organization at a national level. Through their generous contribution, the National Headquarters is able to provide year round programming, scholarships and a two-week life-enhancing experience each June for the 50 outstanding state representatives. For more information on becoming a National sponsor of Distinguished Young Women, please contact us at 251-438-3621.
The Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation exemplifies excellence, leadership and vision in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for people of all ages throughout the world. It supports and encourages self-esteem in teenage girls through the “Be The Best You” Girls Camp and helps women increase their individual strengths through ”A New You” Retreat for Women. The foundation is also involved in several philanthropic endeavors worldwide.
Distinguished Young Women is extremely grateful for the support of Mayor Stimpson, our City Council Members, and our County Commissioners for continuing to recognize the value of our program for the Mobile community and for young women and individuals across the country.
For more than a century, Alabama Power Company employees have been committed to serving our fellow Alabamians. And for nearly two decades, the Alabama Power Foundation has contributed to this legacy of caring by providing more than $150 million in grants to support nonprofit initiatives. Honoring its mission to strengthen the communities the company serves, the foundation focuses its efforts on organizations that support education, civic activities, health services, the environment and the arts.
Known far and wide for its “oysters – fried, stewed and nude,” Wintzell’s Oyster House, began as a six-stool oyster bar in Mobile, Ala., in 1938. The original location on Dauphin Street today celebrates its 80th year as a dining landmark and is joined by eight additional locations, reaching from the Gulf Coast to central and northern Alabama. Designated as an “iconic, must-experience destination” and featured in Garden and Gun, O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine and on the Travel Channel’s hit show Man v Food Nation, Wintzell’s walls are covered with the founder’s homespun sayings, delivering an atmosphere that’s casual, lively and unmistakably Southern.
Master Boat Builders, Inc. opened in 1979 with a vision to build quality boats for quality minded customers. Thirty-two years later, that tradition of quality continues. Master Boat Builders specializes in work boats, with an emphasis on WORK.
Shoe Station is one of the nation’s largest independent shoe retailers, with 21 large open-shelf shoe stores in five Southeastern states. Shoe Station was founded in 1984 by Terry S. Barkin and features a comprehensive e-commerce site and community partnerships with United Way of Southwest Alabama, Distinguished Young Women, and The University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business.
Gant Travel is a travel management company (TMC) that specializes in facilitating corporate and group travel. By providing exceptional customer support and cutting-edge technologies, Gant Travel ensures the best in service, savings, and productivity in the ever-evolving world of business travel.
Wellington & Bonnie Coffeen have been supporters of Distinguished Young Women for over 30 years with Wellington serving on the Board of Directors. Since his retirement, they decided to increase their support of the program’s mission. “We can’t think of anything better to support than smart, talented and poised women with the DYW experience and scholarships to pursue their education and dreams.”
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $126 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,650 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
For more than 100 years Jostens has inspired millions of customers to capture and celebrate their best moments. As the leading provider of quality class jewelry, yearbooks and graduation regalia and the official “Storyteller of Champions” with NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and Nascar championship rings, Jostens takes pride in helping people express themselves, recognize achievements and share their stories
Alabama Media Group is a digitally-focused news and information company that combines the quality journalism of The Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times and Mobile’s Press-Register and The Mississippi Press with the up-to-the-minute access of AL.com and gulflive.com.