San Diego, California (PressExposure) June 16, 2011 -- The Foundation for Women will host its 13th annual Honoring the Women in Our Lives luncheon on Friday, September 30, at the Marriott La Jolla (UTC area) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This year the Foundation for Women (FFW) is celebrating women in philanthropy and those who support women and girls. Philanthropist Helen LaKelly Hunt will be the keynote speaker.
Helen LaKelly Hunt is founder and president of The Sister Fund, a private women's fund dedicated to the social, political, economic, and spiritual empowerment of women and girls. Helen has helped to found a number of other women's funding institutions, including the Dallas Women's Foundation, the New York Women's Foundation and the National Network of Women's Funds (now Women's Funding Network), and Women Moving Millions. Helen has served on the Boards of Directors of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Women and Foundations, and the New York City Women's Agenda.
The Foundation for Women provides small business loans to poor women in Africa and in San Diego, helping them to improve life for themselves and their families by creating and building their own microenterprises.
The luncheon is an annual event to keep awareness on women and girls and to express respect and gratitude for all who work to advance the cause of women empowerment and gender equality. FFW is inviting nonprofits, private and public organizations to nominate a "philanthropist of the year" to be honored at the luncheon. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Tickets are $65 ($25 for students). For more information about FFW and the luncheon, please contact Cory at 858-483-0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation for Women serves women living in dire poverty locally and globally by funding and creating microcredit programs that help generate sustainable income and create economic prosperity. Founded in 1997, the Foundation for Women is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit located in San Diego, California.