At a Paris-themed cocktail celebration held at Barrister Winery, more than 100 members of the WHWF Giving Circles gathered, representing the largest underwriter for our annual benefit spring luncheon.
The evening culminated in the announcement that kidnap survivor, author, and humanitarian, Amanda Lindhout, will be the keynote speaker at our 23rd annual luncheon on May 18, 2015.
As Founder and Executive Director of The Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF), Amanda Lindhout has gained international acclaim for her work supporting development and aid in Somalia – the country where she once spent 460 days as a hostage. Her award-winning humanitarian work has provided aid and education to over 300,000 people living in the war-torn country. Lindhout’s story of survival in the face of lost hope illustrates the remarkable strength of the human spirit.
Lindhout’s memoir, A House In The Sky, is a New York Times bestseller and is slated for development as a major motion picture with Annapurna Pictures. Oscar nominated actress Rooney Mara is set to produce and star in the film.
The Giving Circles reception celebrates all levels of individual underwriting, including the Pioneer Circle ($200), the Leadership Circle ($500) and the President’s Circle ($1,000).
Please contact our office if you're interested in joining our Giving Circle.