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News Sep 28, 2017 - 8:56:05 AM


Trailblazer Billie Jean King Featured as Keynote Speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon

By Fairfield County’s Community Foundation


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Trailblazer Billie Jean King will be featured as keynote speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon on April 5, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn. The Fund for Women & Girls is celebrating 20 years of impact. (contributed photo)
Norwalk, CT - On April 5th, 2018 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls will celebrate its 20th anniversary of making a difference for women and girls throughout Fairfield County. The Annual Luncheon will feature an inspirational champion for social justice and equality, Billie Jean King as their keynote speaker. The Luncheon is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon over the years has raised over $5 million that have been invested in sustainable solutions leading to economically secure and healthy women and girls throughout Fairfield County.

This year’s Luncheon is co-chaired by Fund for Women & Girls dedicated devotees Leah Glover of Danbury and Liz Lazarus of Greenwich. The Fund for Women & Girls is the philanthropic choice for many including the 2018 luncheon committee composed of supporters from throughout Fairfield County , including Meredith Bach of Rowayton; Katy Flaherty of Rowayton; Linda Fox of Greenwich; Ellen Komar of Norwalk; Janet Lebovitz of New Canaan; Sandy Nielsen of Darien; Kathy Savitz of Greenwich; Sarah Simmons of Greenwich; Joanna Williams of New Canaan and Jennifer Young of Rowayton.

“Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls is honored that Billie Jean King will be joining us at our 20th anniversary celebration. She is the quintessential figure who has challenged not only herself, but also all of society throughout the course of her life and continues to do so. The impact she has made for women as a catalyst for change is a model for the important work that has already been accomplished by the Fund for Women & Girls and its plans for future endeavors in our community that the Fund is determined to achieve,” states Juanita James, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. “We hope you save the date and join us for this exciting event,” she continues.

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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls is celebrating 20 years of impact. (Left to Right) The annual luncheon committee co-chair Liz Lazarus of Greenwich, CT; Fund for Women & Girls Director Tricia Hyacinth of Monroe, Conn., and co-chair Leah Glover of Danbury, Conn., are busy planning for this auspicious occasion. (contributed photo)
The luncheon is a highly anticipated annual event attracting hundreds of friends and supporters from Connecticut and beyond. Attendees celebrate making an important difference for thousands of women and girls throughout Fairfield County, learn about the Fund’s work and hear from women who have benefited from their support. Previous keynote speakers include Andrea Jung, Abby Wambach, the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Geena Davis, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Soledad O’Brien, and Gloria Steinem.

Net proceeds from the 2018 Annual Luncheon will support the Family Economic Security Program (FESP) at Housatonic Community College. Built on the successful pilot program at Norwalk Community College, FESP will ensure that 400 low-income students, over a four period, persist, graduate and move into family-sustaining employment.

Sponsorship information is available by emailing Tricia Hyacinth, Director, Fund for Women & Girls at thyacinth@fccfoundation.org or calling 203.750. 3200. Tickets will officially go on sale on January 2, 2018. To make your plans in advance, ticket information for the Annual Luncheon Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls can be found here.




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