United Way Announces Lauren Bush Lauren as Keynote Speaker for 4th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon

"At 11:30a.m.  Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, hundreds of women are invited to celebrate love of humankind at the 4th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon, hosted by United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Women’s Leadership Council at the Grandover Resort. 

United Way is thrilled to announce that the event’s keynote speaker will be humanitarian, social entrepreneur and philanthropist Lauren Bush Lauren, a woman who truly embodies a passion for giving and uplifting the world around her.

“We are eager to welcome Lauren Bush Lauren to Greensboro to speak with our community’s philanthropic women,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “Lauren’s humanitarian and social entrepreneurial spirit aligns well with the work of United Way. She is uniquely concerned and taking action to combat poverty and world hunger.  She will inspire multiple generations to collaborate, take action, and give back in Greater Greensboro and beyond.” 

Women in Philanthropy Luncheon convenes multi-generational women from across our community to learn together, connect with one another, and be inspired while supporting the work of United Way. VF Corporation will be the presenting sponsor for the 4th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon at the Grandover Resort. Tickets will go on sale later this summer by visiting www.UnitedWayGSO.org

Additional Sponsorship opportunities are available. For questions or to sponsor this event, please contact Julie Longmire at 336-378-5023 or Julie.longmire@unitedwaygso.org

About Lauren Bush Lauren 
Lauren is CEO and co-founder of FEED Projects. Through the sale of eco-friendly products, in partnership with companies like Whole Foods Market, Barnes & Noble, the Gap, HSN, Lord & Taylor and many more, FEED has been able to provide over 75 million meals globally through the WFP and Feeding America, and has supported nutrition programs around the world, providing over 3.5 million children with Vitamin A supplements through UNICEF.

For her work with FEED, Lauren was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2010. She has also received the 2010 Accessories Council Humanitarian Award, the 2011 Stevie Award for Best Non-Profit Executive, the 2011 Fashion Group International Humanitarian Award and the 2013 Women in Communications Award (WiCi). Lauren also routinely speaks at global conferences that focus on business, philanthropy and the issues of hunger and poverty. Examples include Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, Forbes Women, Women in the World, Atlantic Ideas, Aspen Ideas, Women in Entrepreneurship and Politico, Google and Tory Burch’s Women Rule. 

About United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Women’s Leadership Council

Comprised of more than 400 diverse members, Women’s Leadership Council empowers a community of women to become philanthropic leaders. Members contribute $1,000 or more annually to advance the work of United Way and are deeply committed to addressing issues that affect women and children in our community. Tocqueville Women’s Leadership is made up of more than 30 women who combine their caring power to make change happen in our community. They contribute $10,000 or more annually to support United Way. Together, Women’s Leadership Council and Tocqueville Women’s Leadership unite to empower and strengthen families to succeed."
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