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the Fund for Women & Girls — An Evening together
Fund for Women & Girls – An Evening Together
April 11th, 2024 | 5:30–7:30pm
Greenwich Country Club
Small Bites & Libations
Tickets on Sale January 4, 2024
Mark your calendar to join us for an inspiring evening with legendary broadcast journalist Jane Pauley! Together, let’s celebrate our wins and empower more women and girls to achieve happy, healthy futures. All proceeds support the Fund’s programs, with a focus on medically underserved women and girls in Fairfield County.
WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR AN EVENING TO BENEFIT THE FUND FOR WOMEN & GIRLS.
As always, proceeds from the Annual Luncheon benefit our Fund for Women & Girls, including its newest signature program, the emme coalition, which works at the intersection of physical wellness, behavioral health, and case management to connect women and girls with lifelong tools for wellbeing that can be passed along to future generations.
Through our Fund for Women & Girls, philanthropists are coming together to invest in sustainable solutions that support the safety, health and economic security of women and girls across Fairfield County. As part of the larger women’s movement, the Fund makes a greater impact by partnering in national coalitions such as Women’s Funding Network and Prosperity Together – working for progress on issues like closing the pay gap and creating pathways to economic security for low-income women and families.
As the newest signature investment of FCCF’s Fund for Women & Girls, emme (empowerment | mindfulness | motivation | education), is a one-stop wellness hub that improves the mental, physical, social, and financial well-being of women and girls. This research-driven program delivered by OPTIMUS Healthcare puts women and girls in the driver’s seat of their lives as partners in their own care. From optimizing job prospects to making healthy choices, emme empowers participants with holistic, lifelong tools to reach their full potential.
FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER JANE PAULEY
Now the host of CBS Sunday Morning, Jane Pauley has blazed trails throughout a broadcast career that spans more than four decades, receiving nearly every journalism award available. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 50, she is a powerful advocate for mental health awareness and has shared her experiences in her memoir Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue. She has also lent her name to the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves communities in need – regardless of income or insurance – with medical, dental and behavioral health care.
TOGETHER WE THRIVE
President & CEO
Mendi Blue Paca
VP OF GRANTS & PROGRAMS
SENIOR DIRECTOR, FUND FOR WOMEN & GIRLS
Mary Grace Pagaduan
FUND FOR WOMEN & GIRLS STEERING COMMITTEE
Mindy Houck, Chair
Eileen Scully, Vice-Chair