National Sponsors

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.


Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation

Barbara Barrington Jones FoundationThe 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.


Mobile County and The City of Mobile

Mobile County and The City of Mobile have been avid supporters of Distinguished Young Women for many years. The program would not be what it is today without their assistance.

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.


Alabama Power Foundation

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.


Master Boat Builders

Master Boat Builders opened in 1979 with a vision to build quality boats for quality-minded customers. Over forty years later, that tradition of quality continues. Master Boat Builders specializes in work boats, with an emphasis on WORK.


Shoe Station

ShoeStation_logoShoe 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 Management

Gant_Logo_LowResGant 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.


The Coffeen Family

The Coffeen Family have bCoffeen_Logo_LReen 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

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



Jostens_web_logoFor 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

Alabama Media GroupAlabama 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 and

National Sponsors