Women's Legacy Fund
Suzanne Parker, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, spoke about the power of collective philanthropy in September 2015.
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The 14th Annual 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 Legacy 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 $40,000 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.
Join the "power of the purse" to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in SLO County by donating to the Women's Legacy Fund now!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
SLO International Film Festival Screening
The Women's Legacy Fund periodically sponsors documentaries of particular interest. This year, "Equal Means Equal" will be screened at noon on Saturday, March 18th at the Fremont Theatre. Women these days are bombarded with messages of empowerment, female strength, and "anything-is-possible" girl power. But dig deeper and listen to their actual stories, as Kamala Lopez does in this tour-de-force examination of equality and feminism in the U.S. and abroad. You'll quickly discover how painfully hollow those messages ring to the women they're designed to bolster. Director and Producer, Kamala and Liz Lopez will be in attendance for a stimulating Q&A. Tickets may be purchased online HERE.
Women of Distinction Awards
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2016 Recipients of Women of Distinction Awards