YWCA honors CH's McMaster

Mallory McMaster

The YWCA of Greater Cleveland has named Cleveland Heights resident Mallory McMaster a winner in its 2018 Distinguished Young Woman Awards, recognizing her as one of 50 women between the ages of 25 and 40 who are making a difference in Northeast Ohio.

McMaster and the other recipients will be profiled in the YWCA's annual Achieve magazine and honored at an upcoming private reception.

An accomplished nonprofit leader and community organizer, McMaster has experience in communications, marketing, engagement, storytelling and advocacy. She is a sought-after writer with an impressive portfolio of pieces published in national outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Teen VogueThe New York Times and Vice.

In 2017, McMaster joined the Cleveland Heights-based marketing communications firm The Fairmount Group. As a strategy consultant, she helps nonprofit clients develop and execute strategic social marketing plans and create and refine communications campaign content.

McMaster's current nonprofit leadership roles include serving as a board member for NARAL Pro-Choice America, the board chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, an abortion storyteller with We Testify, and the event director of Pride in the CLE, an annual Pride festival hosted by the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland.  

Prior to The Fairmount Group, McMaster served as the outreach and advocacy coordinator at Preterm, a nationwide leader in compassionate women’s and reproductive healthcare, where she led a nationally recognized campaign to destigmatize abortion care through multi-level advertising, coalition building, grassroots and volunteer engagement and political advocacy.

Earlier, she led employee engagement programs, monitored quality initiatives and supported nursing education and onboarding as the assistant to the director of nursing at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dawn Hanson

Dawn Hanson is the founder and president of The Fairmount Group. She lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband and dog. She serves on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and is president of the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:01 AM, 05.01.2018