We are postponing The Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon originally scheduled for April 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. We are working towards finalizing a new date.
All purchases of tickets and tables as well as sponsorships, exhibitors, and the purchase of program ads will be valid on a new date. The Community Foundation is developing a process for those guests who have already purchased tickets and are unable to attend on the rescheduled date. Stay tuned to this Fund for Women & Girls Luncheon page and your email for updates. For any questions, please email Tricia Hyacinth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over two decades, your philanthropy has fueled more than $7 million in grants through our Fund for Women & Girls, improving futures for tens of thousands of women and girls in Fairfield County. This work is supported in part through our highly-anticipated luncheon, which attracts more than 800 enthusiastic supporters each year to learn about The Fund’s work, hear from women whose lives have been transformed, and be inspired by trailblazing keynote speakers like Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Gloria Steinem, Abby Wambach, Billie Jean King and Tracee Ellis Ross.
2020 Keynote Speaker: Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her most recent, record-breaking novel, The Testaments—sequel to her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale—won the 2019 Booker Prize. Her other work includes the Giller and Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, as well as Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, and Booker winner The Blind Assassin. With The Handmaid’s Tale now a critically acclaimed television series set to enter its fourth season, Atwood’s prescient prose depicting a dystopian future is even more relevant than ever. She has received the German Peace Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, and the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. In October 2019, Atwood was presented with the Companion of Honor award by Queen Elizabeth, making her only the third Canadian to receive the distinction.
2020 Fund for Women & Girls Rise Award Honoree: Layla Lisiewski
2020 Anne S. Leonhardt Award Honoree: Stamford Health
View highlights from our 2019 Annual Luncheon
Empowering women and girls to reach their full potential. Created by a group of visionary women in 1998, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls brings together philanthropists to invest in sustainable solutions that support the safety, health and economic security of women and girls across the county.
Helping adult students achieve their dreams of a higher education. Supported through The Fund for Women & Girls, the Family Economic Security Program at Housatonic Community College empowers adult students to overcome challenges and earn degrees that can lead to family-sustaining careers.