United Way of Broward County

Women of Dignity, Strength and Perseverance Recognized by WLC and Broward Health

Natalie Horowitz
September 24, 2012

United Way of Broward County’s Women’s Leadership Council members will host its 2nd Annual Magnolia Luncheon presented by Broward Health on Thursday, November 8 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will honor the Magnolia Corporate Philanthropy Award recipients Bank of America Women’s Leadership Donors and Magnolia Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Ginny Miller.

Since its inception in 2010, the Women’s Leadership Council has had a dynamic group of Bank of America donors leading the charge in the group’s efforts, contributing their time and dollars to making Broward a better place to live. “As community stakeholders, we take our civic responsibility to help create healthy, vibrant communities seriously,” said Lori Chevy, market president, Broward County. “Our longstanding partnership with United Way of Broward County, and our work with the Women’s Leadership Council, plays an important role in that commitment. I am proud to be surrounded by teammates who embrace the opportunity to be involved in our community by investing their time, talent and treasure.”

A lifelong resident of South Florida, Ginny Miller has made a tremendous impact on the Broward Community through her philanthropic and volunteer efforts. She has served on very many nonprofit boards including:  United Way of Broward County, ChildNet, Broward Education Foundation, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center Board, WinterFest, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, FAU Board of Trustees and the FAU Broward President’s Community Council, Community Foundation of Broward, and Humane Society of Broward County just to name a few. In addition to serving in these roles, she has also been honored by various nonprofit organizations, civic organizations, businesses, publications and universities for her commitment to the community. 

“United Way of Broward County has been important in our lives for 35 years! It is so rewarding to be a small part of the wonderful works done by our United Way in serving our community. This luncheon will be another fun way to remember and to celebrate its many successes,” said Ginny Miller.

It is with great honor that the Magnolia Luncheon features keynote speaker, Kerry H. Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation. In her work at Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Sullivan works to strengthen the economic and social health of communities across the company’s global footprint through $200 million in annual philanthropic investments.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Kerry H. Sullivan as our keynote speaker and honor the Women’s Leadership donors of Bank of America and Ginny Miller,” said President/CEO of United Way of Broward County, Kathleen Cannon, LCSW. “These women are an inspiration to us all and true examples of a woman of dignity, strength and perseverance.”

The event co-chairs include Gale Butler of AutoNation and Tanya Bower of Tripp Scott. Steering Committee members include:  Elizabeth Cambareri, Anna White, Gale Butler, Tanya Bower, Diane McSwain, Tracy Browne, Tori Patrick, Lynn Armbrecht, Crystal Beastrom-Diaz, Donna Korn, Juliette Love, Marissa Kelley, Anne Hendricks, Delcenia Jones, Lori Chevy, Kathleen Cannon, Penelope Blair, and Stephanie Petrosky.

United Way of Broward County created the Women’s Leadership Council to mobilize United Way’s women leadership donors. Together, the 450 women who currently contribute $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Broward County account for more than $1 million of the total contributions raised through the organization’s annual workplace campaign.

Individual tickets are $100 and table sponsorships are available for $1,200. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fabulous silent auction items. For more information about the Magnolia Luncheon and to purchase tickets, please visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org or contact Kate Goldman at kgoldman@unitedwaybroward.org or (954) 462-4850, ext. 117.

About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization with a mission to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change that positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.

About the Women’s Leadership Council
The Women’s Leadership Council was formed to mobilize United Way of Broward County’s women donors to become powerful philanthropists and community leaders. The group’s goal is to educate women about the opportunities for philanthropic involvement and civic leadership through their own fundraising, advocacy and volunteering; and to engage more women in United Way’s community-transforming work. 

About Broward Health
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.




Press Releases