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the project

The Power of One Dedicated Woman honors unsung women changing Detroit neighborhoods. Since 2015, Michigan Community Resources has partnered with event visionary Dotti Sharp and countless sponsors and individual donors to carry out this important recognition.

In 2020, the sixth annual awards will celebrate the contributions of six women who lead with passion, inspire others, give of their time, and do so often without recognition or external support.

This year we will be honoring and supporting the following six women: 

  • Jasmine Mahone, Brilliant Detroit 
  • Joyce Moore, Virginia Park Community Coalition 
  • Yvonne Gibbs, Forrer Community Block Club
  • Theresa Landrum, 48217 advocate 
  • Claudia Enriquez, Southwest Detroit supporter
  • Sandra White, Hope Village Revitalization

We also honor the legacy of Samoy Smith and the impactful work she spearheaded in the Bagley Community.

Power of One 2020 honorees

Michigan attorneys:
Michigan Community Resources participates in the Access to Justice (ATJ) Campaign and encourages the support of Michigan attorneys through the ATJ Fund. For more information and to donate, please visit

the steps

March 2020 - Call for nominations of phenomenal women were open

April 2020 - External Review Committee met to choose our six honorees

May 2020 - Honorees were notified of their award 

June 2020 - MCR staff met with honorees to create short films of their stories and work

August 18, 2020 - Honorees announced to the public

September 22, 2020 - Live virtual event to bring together the honorees, their family, friends, nominators, and all award nominees. This will be a celebratory occasion in place of our annual in-person event. You can tune in to the live virtual event on Tuesday, September 22nd at 9:00 a.m. on Michigan Community Resources' Facebook page!

October 2020 and beyond - Continued support of all honorees and the organizations they work with, including bringing all 36 honorees together from the last six years of Power of One awards to support one another as they continue impacting their communities, and as they pass their batons to the next generation of community leaders.

why we're doing it

These women deserve recognition precisely because they did not ask for it. Though not often in the limelight, they are the ones who inspire. It’s time to honor the women who have created a stir, inspired change, and given us a reason to hope for a better future.

Check out our YouTube page to learn more about all 36 honorees!

About Michigan Community Resources
Michigan Community Resources (MCR) envisions strong communities built on strong organizations, strong leaders, and a strong nonprofit network. Each year, MCR serves over 400 nonprofit and grassroots leaders through workshops, pro bono legal counseling and referrals, and one-on-one consulting. Since 2015, MCR has grown The Power of One Dedicated Woman into a highly regarded award for women community leaders recognized by stakeholders across the nonprofit sector and our Southeast Michigan region. In addition to recognition and prizes, Power of One honorees receive coaching and technical assistance to continue to see their visions realized in their organizations and communities. Learn more at



Power of One “Pass the Baton” batons $200

Logistics, planning, communications, and marketing support $200

Organizational support for honorees and nominees through MCR programs $157.75

TOTAL RAISED = $575.00
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $17.25


  • Power of One “Pass the Baton” batons $300 
  • Gifts for each honoree $2000
  • Logistics, planning, communications, and marketing support $1000
  • Organizational support for honorees and nominees through MCR programs $1700

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



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