Women United, an affinity group within United Way of Ventura County is hosting its second Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 17 at the California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports & Fitness Center. Proceeds from the luncheon will support programs targeting single-mothers in need in Ventura County who are committed to improving their station in life. “We’re excited to host our second annual luncheon, along with co-hosts California Lutheran University and Sage Publishing and our Event Sponsor Procter and Gamble. Our goal for this luncheon is twofold – we want to raise lots of money to assist single moms in the county and more importantly, we want to build awareness about United Women and its mission,” said Leanne Neilson, Chair of Women United.
The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Dr. Brenda Combs. She is an inspirational, single mother, and an educated speaker that brings her story to life. From rags to riches, from homeless to hero. She once was a homeless crack addict, and criminal, and now she is a highly respected professional speaker that has earned her doctorate. She is a leader in society with an emphasis on education. “We are so fortunate to have Dr. Brenda Combs as our speaker for our second luncheon. She knows firsthand the plight of the single-mother; she is an extraordinary speaker,” said Erin Simqui, Event Chair.
The luncheon will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. with check-in and networking and from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – sit down luncheon, guest speaker, educational awards presented to our 3 Ventura County Community College single mother students, followed by a questions and answers session. Sponsorship opportunities and tables are available at the following levels:
For more information about the Women United Second Annual Luncheon and to purchase a table or individual tickets go to www.vcunitedway.org. To become an event sponsor or for information on joining Women United please contact Vicki Raven at 805-485-6288, ext. 229 or email Vicki.Raven@vcunitedway.org. The deadline for sponsorships and ticket/table purchases is May 11.
About Women United:The mission of the United Way of Ventura County’s Women United is to mobilize the power of women as change-makers, creating a community where women, families and communities thrive. Its main focus is supporting single-mothers and empowering them through financial capability and education, which is a critical first step to building stronger communities. Women United is comprised of a diverse group of women leaders who are engaged with philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy.