Event Date Mar 27, 2008
Time 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
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Since 1989, the YWCA Benefit Luncheons have inspired thousands of generous individuals to participate in solutions that support a healthy community and have raised nearly $14 million to date. Every dollar raised at the Luncheons helps women and children in our community avoid homelessness, find jobs, obtain health care, build life skills, foster leadership and develop the confidence they need to lead more successful lives. We hope you will join us at one (or all!) of the 2008 Luncheons.


It was 10 years ago that Fashion Group International Seattle provided the seed money to start the Dress for Success Seattle organization.  Because of the FGI members support they have helped thousands of women in the Seattle community start on the path to a better life where they can become self sufficient and earn a living wage for their family and themselves.  Many of these women are single mothers who have fallen on hard economic times, gotten out of abusive relationships, or recovered from chemical dependency.  Your support at the luncheon not only changes their life, but gives their families a chance for a better life also.


Sign up to be at the FGI sponsored table, Dominique de Give’s table, or if we can fill three tables, that would be awesome.  There are 10 people per table.  Friends and family are also encouraged to come and lend their support.  There is no fee up front for the luncheon, but they do request a tax deductable donation when you are there as this is the key fundraiser for the year .   (It’s hard not to after you hear the featured speakers, and clients who have benefitted from the YWCA and DFSS organization).   


The featured speaker is  -

Susan L. Taylor Thursday, March 27, 2008 Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Media Executive & Visionary Leader Washington State Convention & Trade Center

For nearly four decades, Susan L. Taylor led Essence Communications Inc.—most recently as

chief content officer and editorial director—shaping the magazine’s vision for eight million

readers. Ms. Taylor will leave Essence in 2008 to devote more time to the National Cares

Mentoring Movement, a program for at-risk youth that she founded as part of her legacy at

Essence. Her community leadership also extends to her involvement with The Future PAC,

an organization that she founded dedicated to providing opportunities for African-American

women in political offices. In addition to authoring four books, she has received more than a

dozen honorary degrees and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including

the NAACP President’s Award, which she received in 2006 in recognition of her visionary