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Women's Legacy Fund Luncheon

The Women's Legacy Fund 14th Annual Luncheon at the Alex Madonna Expo Center was a great success this year. On September 29th, more than 650 guests broke previous attendance records for the event and raised more than $80,000 in donations and pledges for women and girls in need in San Luis Obispo County.

This year the Women's Legacvy Fund presented their largest amount in grants with $55,000 awarded to local programs to empower young girls. Community Action Partnership San Luis Obispo, who received a $15,000 grant, is partnering with Soroptimist International to provide a self esteem building prgram named Dream It, Be It to increase postive Identity Assets in girls. Boys and Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County will be receiving a multi-year award of $45,000 for their SMART Girls curriculum in Atascadero and Paso Robles. 

Keynote speaker Carissa Phelps, a Mexican-American author, attorney and advocate for sexually exploited runaway children and homeless youths, engaged the audience with her story of survival from a childhood of abuse and exploitation. Her inspirational speech motivated many to use "the power of the purse" to help bring positive change and empower young girls.

For more information about becoming involved in the Women's Legacy Fund, clicke HERE. And mark your calendar now for next year's luncheon on Thursday, September 28, 2017

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