Awarded the Queen Latifah  Project Confidence Award, 


Featured Speaker and Award winner at the Essence Awards, Madison Square Garden in New York



Greater Cleveland YWCA's Women of Achievement Award 



The Plain Dealer, Cleveland's daily newspaper, honored Yvonne with the "Making A Difference" Award.



 The National Council of Negro Women's Tribute to Black Women Community Leaders Award.



Winner of the Ohio's Crime Prevention Volunteer of the Year Award, 

Awarded the Tribute to Black Women from the National Council of Negro Women


Awarded the  FBI Director's Community Leadership Award 



908th Point of Ligh  Awarded by
by former
President George H. Bush.






Appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on November 7


Inducted into the Ohio Womens Hall of Fame


   Founder of Positive Plus - Women's support group 

Co-Founder of P.A.C.K. - Parents Against Child Killing 

Founder of The Gloria Pointer Scholarship Fund

Scholarships Philanthropic Fund - Held with the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland Inc.