San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the women of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam's Women's Leadership Council (WLC) in celebrating their fourth year of being Agents of Change! Meet the amazing WLC Steering Committee and Founding members, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the beautiful Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill mansion, and hear stories of inspiration from this year's keynote speaker, Lee Woodruff.
About Lee Woodruff
As co-author of the New York Times best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. A Westchester resident, Woodruff is an award-winning author, media and communications consultant, contributing reporter for “CBS This Morning” and “Good Morning America” and a nationally sought-after speaker.
"Woman of Distinction" Awardee
Dr. Marsha Gordon
President & CEO, The Business Council of Westchester
Award Winning Journalist, News 12 Westchester
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United Way of Westchester and Putnam
United Way helps local residents in Westchester and Putnam become self-sufficient and thrive in a stronger community. They start where people are most in need – helping people in crisis get connected to services through United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline. But they don’t stop there. They also work on root causes of poverty – working to make sure all of our children are reading proficiently at the end of third grade, a strong indicator of later success.
Additionally, United Way focuses on financial stability for families by providing adults with job training so they can become employed, help with prescription drug costs and by teaching financial education so they can prepare for unanticipated expenses.
Finally, United Way supports hundreds of nonprofits with almost $3 million in gifts-in-kind each year, by providing ongoing affordable professional development, and connecting nonprofits to new resources.