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Soccer Star Speaks At Fairfield County Community Luncheon For Women, Girls

Abby Wambach will speak at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls annual luncheon April 7.
Abby Wambach will speak at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls annual luncheon April 7. Photo Credit: Contributed
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Photo Credit: Contributed
Abby Wambach
Abby Wambach Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls will host soccer phenom and equality advocate Abby Wambach as its keynote speaker Thursday, April 7 at their annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.

The theme of the luncheon is “Women & Girls = Strength, Resilience, Power.” Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls annual luncheon is a celebration of making a difference for women and girls throughout Fairfield County.

“We are honored to host Abby Wambach. She has certainly earned her spot among the world’s best athletes as a game-changer and is making a difference as a world-changer. Her dedication and determination to have everyone treated equally is inspiring and at the heart of the mission of the Fund for Women and Girls,” said Suzanne B. Peters, vice president of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls.

This highly anticipated annual event attracts more than 800 friends and supporters from Connecticut and beyond. Their contributions impact thousands of women and girls throughout Fairfield County, who get to learn about the fund’s community leadership work, and hear from women who have benefited from their philanthropy. Previous keynote speakers have included the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Geena Davis, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Soledad O’Brien, Cokie Roberts and Gloria Steinem.

Net proceeds from the luncheon will support the Family Economic Security Program (FESP) at Housatonic Community College. Built on the successful pilot program at Norwalk Community College, FESP will ensure that 400 low-income students over a 4-year period, persist, graduate and move into family-sustaining employment.

This year’s luncheon is co-chaired by Fund for Women and Girls volunteers Annie Burleigh from Darien and Maya Tichio from Greenwich.

A reception will take place from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the luncheon and program from noon to 2 p.m. Click here for more information .

The Hyatt Regency Greenwich is located at 1800 East Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich.

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