The 13th annual Sole Sisters Luncheon speaker is Melissa Bernstein!
Melissa is the Co-founder of Melissa & Doug and a leader of the #TakeBackChildhood movement. Melissa & Doug grew from a fuzzy farm puzzle to the $400+ million company it is today. Melissa is a mother of six – she dreams of a day when kids are free from over scheduling, undue pressure, and digital distractions so they may develop into free thinkers and realize their full potential.
13th Annual Sole Sisters Luncheon
Tuesday, March 24, 2018
Boutique Opens at 9:30 a.m.
Luncheon Begins at 12 p.m.
Greenwich Country Club
Tickets available online (greenwichunitedway.org)
Patron level tickets receive priority seating and a chance to win two (2) round-trip tickets on a private Tradewind Aviation shuttle! All patron tickets $750 or higher receive VIP parking.
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. The increased demand for basic human services as a result of the budget cuts taking place at the federal, state and local levels has made this initiative even more critical. This year the Sole Sisters are proud to support the Greenwich United Way’s leadership efforts in supporting community solutions in the areas of education, self-sufficiency, and health.
Jaime Eisenberg 2018 Luncheon Chair
Grace Lockhart Djuranovic 2018 Luncheon Co-Chair
Luncheon Committee Leaders
Sara Allard, Brooke Bohnsack, Hagar Chemali, Rebecca Cooper, Kristen Forlini, Erin Glasebrook, Megan Harvey, Karen Keegan, Nicole Kwasniewski, Olivia Langston, Caity Lischick, Layla Lisiewski, Cricket Lockhart, Virginia Lockhart, Jan Marchand, Clarena McBeth, Betsy McIntyre, Karin McShane, Sarah Muir, Maria Murphy, Kirsten Riemer, Hillary Rosenthal, Liz Van Hell, Diane Viton, Charlotte Kaiser Weinberg, Jill Weiner, Amanda Wilson
Acxiom Corporation, Deutsch Family Wines – Fleurs de Prairie, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England & Westchester Properties, Rosenthal Memorial Chapel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shreve, Crump & Low, Hobbs London, Moffly Media
“The Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters are a dynamic group of women with the shared goal of raising funds to address the priority areas of mental health, self-sufficiency and early childhood education in their community. It was an honor to keynote their 2016 Luncheon, where I was able to learn what motivates women in Greenwich to ‘step up to help others step forward’. I’m inspired by the efforts of women like this, and seeing what they’ve been able to do by empowering each other to help make their world a better place.” – Arianna Huffington
The Sole Sisters are a dynamic and committed group of prominent women and philanthropists, who do more than raise funds in support of the Greenwich United Way’s efforts. They take the time to learn about the needs in their community and how those needs are addressed by local agencies partnering with the Greenwich 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.” #GUW_SoleSisters #GUWSS2018
The Luncheon is the Sole Sisters’ primary annual fundraiser, and since its inception over 10 years ago, the event has raised over $1.5million 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 soldout crowd 400+ women and men attending.
Each year, the Sole Sisters present a keynote speaker who will inform and inspire this very influential, philanthropic group. From Greenwich or any one of our neighboring towns in New York, they come to be inspired by someone they admire, someone who has gone above and beyond professionally, personally, and for the benefit of others and someone who shares their commitment to service and the community. Past speakers have included: Gretchen Carlson, Arianna Huffington, Susan Fales-Hill, Kayce Jennings, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jeannette Walls, Linda Fairstein, Sara Moulton, Lynn Sherr, and Lisa Birnbach.