Get your tickets now for the Sole Sisters Spring Luncheon to benefit the Greenwich United WayTuesday, April 19, 2016 beginning at 10am with a fashion & home accessories boutique. Followd by Lunch at Noon
with Keynote Address from Arianna Huffington at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
WHAT IS THE GREENWICH UNITED WAY?
Though we share a name with approximately 1,400 other similar organizations across the nation, the Greenwich United Way is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the human service needs specific to our community. Through various fundraising efforts the organization is able to directly allocate the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. Each year, more than 650 volunteers survey the community and research the needs specific to our local community. Based on this annual assessment, the United Way contributes financially to local non-profit agencies to address immediate needs. The United Way also invests in the creation of future programs and services to address unmet needs in the community.
SOLE SISTERS’ HISTORY & MISSION STATEMENT
The Sole Sisters are a dynamic and committed group of prominent women, philanthropists, who do more than raise funds in support of the United Way’s efforts. They take the time to learn about the needs in the community and how those needs are addressed by local agencies partnering with the United Way. While the group is serious about making a difference in the community they all share, they also believe it is important to have fun in the process. That’s why their logo is a shoe! And their motto is “Women Stepping Up to Help Others Step Forward.”
Each year, the Sole Sisters raise money to serve a specific need in the community. In the past, those services have supported children, youth, families, seniors, individuals in crisis, and increased demand for basic human services as a result of the economic recession.
This year the Sole Sisters are proud to support the Greenwich United Way’s leadership efforts in addressing the most critical needs of the Greenwich community.
Thanks to the Greenwich United Way’s 2016 Needs Assessment some of our town’s most rising needs that have been identified include the Achievement gap, Youth in Crisis; those dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues and bullying; and families struggling for basic human needs; for example paying for housing, food or, transportation.
WHAT IS THE SOLE SISTERS LUNCHEON?
The Luncheon is the Sole Sisters’ primary annual fundraiser, and since its inception 10 years ago, the event has raised over $1million in support of the Greenwich United Way’s efforts. While the Luncheon features a fashion and home accessories boutique, most importantly, there is always a notable guest speaker that inspires the crowd of 350-400 women and men attending.
Each year, the Sole Sisters seek a guest speaker who will inform and inspire their very influential, philanthropic group.
This year we are pleased to announce that our speaker will be Arianna Huffington.
Arianna is co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books.
Originally from Greece, Arianna has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity and The Committee to Protect Journalists.
Each Luncheon attendee will receive an autographed copy of Arianna’s new book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, that is set to be published on April 5, 2016.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE PART IN THIS EVENT?
In addition to helping meet some of Greenwich’s most critical needs, you will also be aligning yourself with one of Greenwich’s most recognizable and respected charities in the Greenwich United Way. You will also be putting your business in the spotlight as part of one of Greenwich’s must attend events and get in front of some of Greenwich’s largest philanthropists. While getting noticed as part of our Luncheon’s advertising campaign to non-attendees as well.