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Seventh Annual Women United Holiday Luncheon

Join us for an inspirational presentation by Stacey Bess, a delicious lunch and the opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping with more than 20 local vendors. All ticket proceeds and 20% of vendor sales will be donated to ReadingPals. You won’t want to miss it! Join us for a delicious lunch, learn more about how ReadingPals is making your community a better place and get a head start on your holiday shopping with more than 20 local vendors. All ticket proceeds and 20 percent of vendor sales will be donated to ReadingPals. You won't want to miss it! 

Wednesday, November 8, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Village at Gainesville
8000 NW 27 Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 Tower Club Ballroom

To RSVP, please visit www.WUHoliday2017.EventBrite.com

For more information, please contact Dana Clayton at 325-333-0846 or dclayton@unitedwayncfl.org

 

Sixth Annual Women United Holiday Luncheon

Join us for an inspirational presentation by Stacey Bess, a delicious lunch and the opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping with more than 20 local vendors. All ticket proceeds and 20% of vendor sales will be donated to ReadingPals. You won’t want to miss it! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606

Stacey Bess is an educator who spent 11 years teaching at a school for homeless children in Utah. During her time at “The School with No Name,” she discovered that she could reach children with no homes and little hope by teaching and modeling love, self worth, personal power and courage. Her experiences inspired her to pen the memoir Nobody Don’t Love Nobody. Her book was adapted into the 2011 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Beyond the Blackboard starring Emily VanCamp.

To RSVP, please visit www.WUHolidayLuncheon.EventBrite.com 

For more information, please contact Dana Clayton at 325-333-0846 or dclayton@unitedwayncfl.org

 

Fifth Annual Women's Leadership Council Holiday Luncheon

The Women's Leadership Council Holiday Fundraising Luncheon was held at Best Western Grand on November 18, 2015 from 11 A.M-1:30 P.M. Attendees enjoyed a lunch with their fellow United Way Leadership ladies and listened in as Public Health Expert, Dr. Nancy Hardt, delivered the keynote speech. The womena also got a chance to fginish their holiday shopping with local vendors present at the event. All tickets sold and an additional 20% of vendor sales went to the Gainesville ReadingPals Initiative.

 

 

Fourth Annual Women's Leadership Council Holiday Luncheon

On November 20, 2014, the Women's Leadership Council gathered for the Fourth Annual Holiday Fundraising Luncheon at the Gainesville Country Club. All ticket sales as well as 20 percent of vendor proceeds go toward Elementary Essentials and United Way's mission. Special thank you to our event presenting sponsor, Southeast Car Agency! 

Click here to view all the event photos.

 

Women's Leadership Council's Girls Night Out at Corks & Colors (Glass Painting)

On September 17, 2014, Women's Leadership Council and guests enjoyed a fun night of painting, food and drinks, and fundraising for a great cause at Corks & Colors Studio. 30 percent of the proceeds will go toward Elementary Essentials.

Thanks to our wonderful host, Corks & Colors Studio!

Check out more photos from the event by clicking here.

 

Women's Leadership Council's Girls Night Out at Corks & Colors (Canvas Painting Class)

On May 28, 2014, Women's Leadership Council and guests enjoyed a fun night of painting, food and drinks, and fundraising for a great cause at Corks & Colors Studio. 30 percent of the proceeds will go toward Elementary Essentials.

Thanks to our wonderful host, Corks & Colors Studio!

Check out more photos from the event by clicking here.

 

Women's Leadership Council's Girls Night Out at Corks & Colors

On April 2, 2014, Women's Leadership Council and guests enjoyed a fun night of painting, food and drinks, and fundraising for a great cause at Corks & Colors Studio. 30 percent of the proceeds will go toward Elementary Essentials.

Thanks to our wonderful host, Corks & Colors Studio!

Check out more photos from this event by clicking here.

 

Women's Leadership Council third-annual luncheon

Thank you to all the women of the community who kicked off the holiday season with the spirit of giving at WLC's annual luncheon on December 5, 2013! Local vendors like Simply Gorgeous Stationery and Gifts, Tina's Bling Boutique, Thornebrook Chocolates, Monicas Cococastile Soap, Granny B's Sweet Blessings, Stella & Dot, Bella Rose Boutique, Four Girlfriends Custom Boutique, Alternatives Global Marketplace, Kristin Kozelsky Photography, Abstract Bodyworks Florida, and Scentsy Fragrance helped guests check off the rest of the items on their holiday shopping lists. Also, guests enjoyed a delicious lunch while learning about our ReadingPals Initiative. Fifteen percent of vendor sales was donated back to United Way of North Central Florida, which will in-turn benefit the local community.

Check out this adorable video of a mother named Ketura, and her two sons, Honor and Merit, who speak about the importance of our ReadingPals Initiative.

WLC Subs In Style

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Subs In Style event on September 18, 2013! We had a blast learning about interior design from Shands employees Tina Mullen, MFA, and Kristina Cook, Interior Designer, and dined on delicious sub sandwiches provided by Subway. We also were trained to become ReadingPals substitutes by our very own Angela Hutchings, ReadingPals Coordinator. To find out more about being a substitute ReadingPal, contact Angela Hutchings at 333-0858 or ahutchings@unitedwayncfl.org.

 

WLC Recruitment Event - Sip, String-n-Stamp

On May 21, the Women's Leadership Council members and their guests enjoyed socializing while stamping books and writing thank you cards for ReadingPals children.

Thanks to everyone who came out for a night of fun, fellowship and philanthropy!  Check out our photos of this event below:

 

WLC February Social - At Social Creek

On Feb. 9,  Women's Leadership Council had a fun day of exploring a national treasure right here in our own backyard while getting to know our fellow council members better!
 

We had a private tour of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park in Cross Creek, followed by lunch at the Yearling. We also had the pleasure of having a sneak peek of the new play Cross Roads, a play about Marjorie's personal letters in WWII.

 

 

Women's Leadership Council December Social - For love of the story.

On December 6, 2012, over 70 women attended For Love of the Story - the 2nd annual Women’s Leadership Council holiday event at the Gainesville Country Club. Women mingled, shopped and heard inspiring stories about ReadingPals. 

 

All proceeds went towards Elementary Essentials which provides basics like socks, coats and underwear for local children. Over 150 books were also donated that day to support Reading Pals! Check out photos of this fun event below!