March 10, 2015    11:45AM-1:30PM   

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 2015 Women’s Fund Luncheon and Grants Award Ceremony, and Joan Barber, 2015 Holmberg Honoree

Ithaca College
Emerson Suites
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

We look forward to you joining the most amazing gathering of passionate philanthropists dedicated to making a difference in the lives of women in Tompkins County.

¬†CEO George Ferrari on the Women’s Fund on WHCU

Keynote Address: ” Stepping Out of the Shadows: An Embracing of New Leaders, New Voices”

Karen Baer

Director, Tompkins County Office of Human Rights


Grants totaling more than $15,000 will be announced

Grantee organizations will each receive one free complimentary ticket for their representative to attend and accept the grant award.


We will celebrate the 2015 Laura Holmberg awardee Joan Barber of Danby, long time volunteer with the Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard food pantry system.



We ask that you bring a gently used or new pair of women’s shoes to the event. The Women’s Fund will give your donated shoes to Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Center for distribution to women in need.

Registration deadline is 12 noon March 5, 2015. There will be no day of event or walk in registration for this event.

A limited number of scholarship tickets are available thanks to the generous donors of the Women’s Fund. If you would like to either make a contribution to support scholarship tickets OR would like to request that you be considered for a scholarship ticket, please send the appropriate email to Administrative Assistant Matthew Fisher at

We request that you register for your ticket by March 5, 2015. Payment can be made by credit once online registration is open in February or by a check mailed to 200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 202, Ithaca, NY 14850 or by dropping off your check for your pre-registered ticket at the event. Please note there will be no new ticket purchases at the door the day of the luncheon for this event.

If you are experiencing any difficulty paying by credit card, please contact us to assist you. When paying by credit card, it is NOT necessary to open a PayPal account; simply select the option to pay by debit or credit card when that is presented to you. If you do not receive an email confirming your registration within 24 hours, it means that your registration did not go through. We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing you. Thank you.


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