DARIEN, Conn. – William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance donated $30,000 to the YWCA Darien/Norwalk in support of the YWCA’s fundraising events for 2012-13. Chairman Bill Raveis and Deirdre McGovern, director of business development, presented the check to YWCA Executive Director Ellen Kirby.
The money will support events, including the Newcomers Fall Party on Sept. 29; the annual Cookies, Cocktails and a Cause on Dec. 6; the annual Dinner Dance Benefit in the spring; the YW Race on April 28; the Women of Distinction Luncheon on May 16; and the Push n Pull Parade on July 4.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the YWCA Darien/Norwalk to help women and girls in our community,” Raveis said. Many employees in Darien have ties to the YW, having served on the Board of Directors or been members of the Newcomers Club.
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk has many programs for women and girls, including the Newcomers Club, Parent Awareness and the Job Search Support program. The YW is launching two new programs this fall: Girl2Girl, a program designed to create resilience and empower girls entering sixth and ninth grade, and Mentoring for Girls, and adult female to Darien high school girl mentoring program.