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Northshore October 2015

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124 in-depth LIVE The Women's Fund c/o Essex County Community Foundation 175 Andover St., Suite 101 Danvers CONTACT H O W T O G E T I N V O L V E D W I T H T H E G I V I N G The Women's Fund hosts two yearly events: The Grant Awards Luncheon, held each Octo- ber, gathers donors and representatives from the agencies that have received grants. "It's our best opportunity to connect our donors with our mission," says Bryant. The Fund's 2014 event included speakers from 19 awarded agencies; the keynote speaker, well-known criminal justice reform advocate and Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman, drew over 300 support- ers. This year, the keynote speaker will be Robin Young of NPR's Here and Now program. In late April or early May of each year, the Fund holds a lighthearted Power of the Purse event, hosted by the Willowdale Estate at Brad- ley Palmer State Park, where new and recurring donors gather for an evening of raffles, cocktails, and community bonding. In addition, local female business owners can support The Women's Fund by joining the Women's Business Alliance, an organization of philan- thropic business owners who spread awareness and support The Women's Fund cause. The Fund also wel- comes donations and volunteers at their website, Piper Kerman, author and activist Photographs by Alyse Gause 13th Annual Grant Awards Luncheon OCTOBER 6 • DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, 50 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers Guest Speaker: Robin Young, award-winning co-host of NPR's Here & Now

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