Women’s Fund Celebrates 20 Years

Thanks to the support of 1,000 Women’s Fund friends, partners, donors, volunteers and staff members, the annual Power of the Purse luncheon raised more than $325,000 for the women and girls of Miami-Dade. The event, a celebration of 20 years of service to the community, was held at Jungle Island. CBS4 Anchor Shannon Hori (pictured) was MC of the event and provided both lively and thoughtful insights throughout the afternoon. Guests were inspired by a special tribute video and moved by presentations by two of the many thousands of women whose lives have been changed by The Women’s Fund. Their remarks were followed by a standing ovation as many were moved to tears by their stories of personal triumph. Speakers included Rebecca Francisque, a high school student and part of the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative’s Coconut Grove Girls’ Group and Eve Hansen, a graduate of the LEAP program.

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