Well, I just came out of a wrap-up meeting of the Development Committee about our fantastic Leadership Luncheon. Who would have believed it was possible to raise a million dollars from a luncheon?
Last year we thought we were pretty great to raise $670,000. A goal of $1 million for 2007? No way!
But WE DID IT. Amazing!
Last year, we thought we were pretty great to have 1,225 people at the luncheon. But this year, we had just over 1,500 there (give or take those who showed up with guests unexpectedly and those who didn’t show).
An amazing increase!
The Omni Shoreham ballroom was bursting at the seams. Not just with people, but with excitement, enthusiasm, good will and dedication to a worthy cause.
Only superlatives can be used to describe every aspect of the luncheon – the video, the program, the WAWIT participants, the panel, all the materials – even the food.
It happened because of the wonderful network of committed board members, staff and Leadership Luncheon Committee members who worked all summer long to make this luncheon so very special and very successful. I had the honor of being the chair of the Leadership Luncheon Committee and am awed by the effort of our 33 members to expand our network thoughtfully, thoroughly and productively.
I think I should quit while I’m ahead. I can’t imagine a more successful luncheon in the future!
But there will be. Stay tuned.
We’re brainstorming about it already.
Marion Ballard chaired the 2007 Leadership Luncheon Committee, and has played an instrumental role in every Leadership Luncheon The Women’s Foundation has held. She is a former board member and a tremendous supporter of The Women’s Foundation. She truly epitomizes all of the ways that you can give back and be a part of The Women’s Foundation and changing women’s lives. Learn more about how you can become part of The Power of Giving Together.