Foster Youth To Shine At United Way’s Annual Women In Philanthropy Luncheon
Tickets on sale for annual fundraiser to benefit local foster youth

News Release

September 17, 2015 – Local residents can help foster youth shine at United Way’s 14th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Arden Hills Country Club. The event will include a fashion show, gourmet lunch and presentations by local current and former foster youth who have participated in United Way’s financial stability programs. United Way’s Women in Philanthropy members also will discuss their work supporting financial literacy courses and a matched savings program for foster youth. Tickets range from $75-$125. To purchase tickets, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/women-philanthropy-luncheon.

            “Our annual luncheon not only raises money for foster youth, it raises their self-esteem to be in a room with powerful women who want to hear their stories and believe they will succeed,” said Ruth Miller, co-chair, United Way’s Women in Philanthropy.

United Way’s financial stability work is focused on helping families and foster youth increase their savings so they can improve their economic outlook. United Way and its partners are connecting households and foster youth with financial knowledge and resources. In addition, United Way is leading the local Assets & Opportunity Network, a group of nonprofits, companies and volunteers looking at financial stability data in the community and working to increase the number of individuals who are financially thriving, including foster youth.

United Way’s Women in Philanthropy brings local women together to help local foster youth. Women in Philanthropy members are first responders in raising funds for United Way to provide financial literacy courses and matched savings accounts designed specifically for foster youth. Members also hold drives and provide trainings. Women in Philanthropy is part of United Way’s team of companies, schools, government and individuals across the region, state and country making a collective impact in the areas of education, financial stability and health in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To become a member, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.