Our first ever Triumph luncheon was held on Friday, November 18 at the Royal Sonesta and indeed was a triumph! 520 guests dined on a tasty fall meal in the great company of the many friends and supporters who turned out to celebrate the mission of The Women’s Home, pay tribute to our distinguished honorees and be mesmerized by the keynote speaker, Amanda Lindhout. Most importantly, those in attendance raised a record-breaking $357,000 to forward the work of their beloved organization. Highlights included a stunning solo by singer Kenneth Gayle, a moving and funny speech by Lifetime Achievement honorée, Diane Riley and the beautiful story of survival and forgiveness delivered by Amanda Lindhout.
In addition to Diane, other honorees included, Bank of America represented by David Ruiz for corporate community support; long-time board member, Jackie Phillips for leadership; and Ashley Brown Ruiz for program excellence. Each received a stunning glass award as they took to the stage for their ovations.
Kudos to chairs Donae Chramosta, Kristen McDaniel, Karen Redden and Jo Reid for a beautifully choreographed event from start to finish. Each gave their special touch to the event and drove home a grand success.
Although every single gift made this success possible, please refer to the listing below for recognition of underwriters for the event.