Events

The Women’s Initiative hosts annual fundraising and member events to drive awareness of our philanthropic and leadership group, highlight our support of adolescent girls, and raise funds to increase our impact.

Power of the Purse

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Join us for an evening of camaraderie and solidarity to help end violence against girls and women. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and featured silent auction of designer purses.

Save the Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Mercantile Center (100 Front Street, Worcester)

Tickets: $50 per person. Purchase your tickets today!

Not able to join us in-person? You can still participate in the online auction on June 11th from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Click here to register!

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets available for purchase – Download our Sponsorship Packet

2019 Sponsors

Signature Sponsor:

 

 

 

 

Lead Sponsor:

 

 

Corporate Sponsors:
Avidia Bank
Interstate Specialty Products
Michael and Carol Sleeper
UMass Memorial Health Care

Support Sponsors:                                                                                                                                  
Bay State Savings Bank
Becker College
Cornerstone Bank
Country Bank
Fallon Health
Fidelity Bank
Koopman Lumber
Lamoureux Pagano & Associates
LLB Architects
Seven Hills Foundation
Webster Five
Worcester State University

Media Sponsor:
Worcester Business Journal

Signage Sponsor:
FASTSIGNS of Worcester


Stepping Up for Girls

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A celebration of women’s philanthropy, leadership, and empowerment of adolescent girls, Stepping Up for Girls is the Women’s Initiative’s signature fundraiser to support future programming. The event highlights our funded programs, celebrates local women leaders, and features testaments to the possibilities of the future and the progress we as a community have made in supporting girls and women.

Save the Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: College of the Holy Cross – Hogan Center

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets available for purchase – Download our Sponsorship Packet

2018 Award Winners

The Women’s Initiative co-founders, Lois Green and Meridith Wesby, were leadership role models for many young women and their vision was to strengthen young girls and empower women. Named in their honor, these awards recognize female leaders in our community.

Lucia Knowles, The Clemente Course in the Humanities and Worcester Women’s History Project
2018 Lois B. Green Leadership Award recipient

Vianna Mercedes, Recreation Worcester
2018 Meridith Wesby Young Leader Award recipient

2019 Sponsors

Signature Sponsor:
The Hanover Insurance Group

Lead Sponsor:
Reliant Medical Group

Corporate Sponsors:
UMass Memorial Health Care

Support Sponsors:                                                                                                                            
BayState Savings Bank
Becker College
Cornerstone Bank
Country Bank
Fallon Health
Fidelity Bank
National Grid
Seven Hills Foundation
Unum
Webster Five


 

Member Celebrations

The Women’s Initiative hosts member events throughout the year to give thanks to the hundreds of annual members and meet new supporters. Join our mailing list or follow us on FaceBook to get information on our next member event.

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