United Way of Broward County

Women's Leadership Council and Broward Health Recognize Women of Dignity, Strength and Perseverance

Natalie Horowitz
October 28, 2011

United Way of Broward County’s Women’s Leadership Council members will host its Inaugural Magnolia Luncheon presented by Broward Health on Tuesday, November 8 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will celebrate women veterans, honor the Magnolia Corporate Philanthropy Award recipients JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Women’s Leadership Donors and Magnolia Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Susie Levan.

This past year, the Women’s Leadership Council selected an initiative to focus volunteer and fundraising efforts which concentrates on supporting Broward County’s veterans and their families. Therefore, the Magnolia Luncheon feature keynote speaker, Vice Admiral Carol M. Pottenger deputy chief of staff Capability Development at NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation, Norfolk, VA. Vice Admiral Pottenger is the highest-ranking female Naval Officer in the United States. Pottenger also plans to visit several of United Way of Broward County’s funded partner agencies supporting service men and women during her stay in Fort Lauderdale.

“It is such an honor to have Vice Admiral Pottenger as our keynote speaker,” said Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., United Way of Broward County President and CEO. “She is an inspiration to us all and a true example of a woman of dignity, strength and perseverance.”

The event co-chairs include Gale Butler of AutoNation and Lori Chevy of Bank of America. Steering Committee members include:  Lynn Armbrecht, Marissa Kelley, Juliette Love, Tori Patrick, Tracy Browne, Donna Korn, Diane McSwain, Tammy Tucker, Elizabeth Cambareri, Bridget Long, Lisa Passi, Lynne Wines, and honorary member, Charlotte Mather-Taylor. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fabulous silent auction items and purchase pre-made care packages that will be shipped to deployed female military from Broward County.

"We're so proud that the Women's Leadership Council, is hosting its inaugural Magnolia Luncheon celebrating the more than 8,500 women military veterans in Broward County," said Women's Leadership Council Co-Chair and Vice President of AutoNation. "This year we're also honoring the women of JM Family for their community spirit and Susie Levan for a lifetime epitomizing what the Magnolia flower stands for:  Perseverance, Strength and Dignity."

United Way of Broward County created the Women’s Leadership Council in 2010 to mobilize United Way’s women leadership donors. Together, the 400 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 $1,000. Attendees can purchase tickets online at www.unitedwaybroward.org or by calling (954) 462-4850 ext. 117.

For more information about United Way of Broward County’s Women’s Leadership Council and the Magnolia Luncheon, please contact Kate Goldman at kgoldman@unitedwaybroward.org or call (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. UWBC 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.


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