The Fund For Women & Girls Annual Luncheon

When you help a woman, you help her children, extended family, community and society.When you help girls grow up and reach their full potential, you change the world. Our Annual Luncheon is a celebration of making a difference for women and girls throughout Fairfield County.

This highly-anticipated annual event attracts more than 800 enthusiastic friends and supporters from Connecticut and beyond. They 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. Keynote speakers have included the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Geena Davis, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Soledad O’Brien, and Gloria Steinem.

You are invited
Thursday April 7, 2016
Registration 11:30-12register-now
Luncheon & Program 12 to 2

Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870

This year: Abby Wambach

Our 2016 Luncheon is Thursday, April 7 and features Abby Wambach, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team phenom who is a leader both on and off the field, as our keynote speaker.

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Abby Wambach is currently the #1 all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 160 career goals. The USA’s dynamic leader was her country’s leading scorer in the past two Women’s World Cup tournaments, and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. Abby is a true leader on and off the field, an ambassador for Right to Play and USAID among other organizations.  In 2015 she was named one of TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Did you know?

The U.S. women’s soccer players earn far less than their male counterparts, both from their official salaries as well as corporate sponsorships. That’s true even after 20 million Americans watched their recent win, a record audience for a soccer game.The pay gap among the players reflects the same one American women nationwide face: According to the American Association of University Women’s 2015 report, women still earn about 78 percent of what men earn.

The median annual earnings for men working full-time is $50,033, compared to $39,157 for women.  It is the same gap that the Fund for Women and Girls is working, in partnership with other Connecticut women’s funds/foundations and partners, to erase in Connecticut.

Net proceeds from the 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.

For more information about our Annual Luncheon email fwgevents@fccfoundation.org

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