Friday, May 14, 2021 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Our annual Women Raising Awareness Philanthropically Luncheon was created to help build positive networking opportunities while honoring the work of a woman for notable philanthropic contributions in her field and community.
For 2021, we are going virtual! Beginning at 6 pm, this online event hosted by WFSB Meteorologist Scot Haney is sure to delight & inspire with Keynote speaker Lauren Bush of the FEED Projects, and WRAP honorees Genevieve Piturro of the Pajama Program and Liz Scott of Alex's Lemonade Stand.
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or by phone at (860) 742-2267 x120
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Liz Scott is the Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, but she is most proud of her title of "Mom" to three sons, Patrick, Eddie, and Joey, and daughter Alex.
ALSF emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of Liz’s daughter, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for other children with cancer. In her lifetime, Alex would raise over $1 million before she passed away in 2004 at the age of 8. Since then, Liz and her husband Jay have worked alongside thousands of supporters across the country to carry on her legacy of hope.
To date, ALSF has raised more than $200 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, having funded over 1,000 pediatric cancer research projects and assisted more than 10,000 families through their national programs.
Liz holds a BA in psychology from The University of Connecticut. She serves on the editorial board for Cancer Today and the Board of Directors for The Cancer Couch Foundation.
Best Selling Author, Speaker, Personal Strategist, Founder of Pajama Program
Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive until she dramatically changed the direction of her life. She found her true purpose when a sudden voice inside her head challenged her life as she knew it. In 2001, she founded the hugely successful national non-profit, Pajama Program, when a six-year-old girl’s question changed her life forever and she jumped off the corporate ladder! Almost twenty years later, Genevieve’s Pajama Program has delivered 7 MILLION magical gifts of new pajamas and new books to children throughout the US.
Genevieve is now a professional speaker and personal strategy coach, sharing life and leadership lessons she learned through her Pajama Program journey. Her first book is an Amazon best seller: Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead with Meaning, was released August, 2020. Her debut TEDx talk: “1 Idea + The Human Connection = 7 Million Pajamas and Books” also debuted August, 2020
2020 Keynote Speaker
Lauren Bush Lauren is the Founder and CEO of FEED. A native of Texas, Lauren attended Princeton University where she majored in Anthropology. As a sophomore, Lauren had the opportunity to travel with the UN World Food Programme. While visiting regions across Central America, Asia and Africa, Lauren witnessed firsthand the realities of poverty and hunger that people are facing all over the world. Using this experience as an inspiration, Lauren founded FEED as a tangible way for her peers to make an impact in fighting childhood hunger. She lives in New York City with her husband, David Lauren, and two sons, James and Max.
FEED is an impact-driven lifestyle brand, making products that help feed the children of the world. Across a variety of categories, from bags to jewelry to home goods, the sale of each FEED product provides direct school meal donations to children in need across the globe. Through on the ground partners, FEED has helped provide more than 100 million meals to-date since 2007.