United Way Holds 12th Annual Women In Philanthropy Luncheon To Benefit Local Foster Youth
Sold-out event includes presentation by “Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince
November 13, 2013 – 225 people helped foster youth rise to their dreams at United Way’s 12th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon on Nov. 4 at the Crocker Art Museum. The sold-out event included a fashion show with Women in Philanthropy members and local foster youth, gourmet lunch, discussion panel with two foster youth, and a keynote presentation by “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince.
United Way’s Women in Philanthropy members also discussed their work supporting financial literacy courses and a matched savings program for foster youth, and guests donated $100 to have foster youth participating in the fashion show keep their ensembles.
“This was a day to remember,” said Ruth Miller, co-chair of United Way’s Women in Philanthropy. “It was so exciting to see the room filled with people who are so passionate about our local foster youth. I also was astounded by the brave foster youth who joined us for the event, not only participating in the fashion show, but sharing their very personal stories. It’s such a pleasure to see these strong kids rise to success.”
The group is now working on its annual holiday drive for foster youth. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org .
United Way’s Women in Philanthropy brings women together to foster the future, preparing foster youth for a successful adulthood. A dynamic group of businesswomen, homemakers and community leaders, Women in Philanthropy members raise funds, hold drives and provide trainings focused on helping foster youth rise to their dreams. The group also is a partner in United Way’s $en$e-Ability project, helping foster youth become financially self-sufficient through financial literacy courses and individual development accounts that provide a matched savings program. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/wip.