Women's Network "Women Who Drive Impact" Luncheon

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Name: Women's Network "Women Who Drive Impact" Luncheon
Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:


Join the GFW Inc. Women's Network for "Women Who Drive Impact", an interactive luncheon that features a keynote presentation by Alison Gerardot on the Women's Fund of Greater Fort Wayne and a dynamic panel of women-owned/run nonprofit organizations that are driving positive change in our community. Like the Women's Fund, we believe that communities thrive when women are supported economically, mentally, and physically. This event will include an overview of their Allen County Women and Girls Study to understand the current state of well-being and where we can start to fill in the gaps for a brighter future.

Meet Our Speaker: 
  • Alison Gerardot, Vice President of Philanthropic Services & Women’s Fund Coordinator, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in February 2017. She is responsible for collaborating with individuals on their personal philanthropy, developing and implementing strategies for growth and helping elevate philanthropy throughout the community. In 2020, Alison Gerardot helped to launch the first Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne held at the Community Foundation.
  • Alison has her BA in English from IPFW and her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the IU School of Philanthropy. Alison has an extensive nonprofit background, through social work, arts nonprofit administration and education and came to the Community Foundation after serving as the Director of Programming and Events for Riverfront Fort Wayne. Alison currently volunteers on the board of Project Ballet, the Downtown Improvement District and the school board of her children’s school.
  • Accolades: Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly's “Forty Under 40” Award Recipient in 2016, GFW Inc. Leadership Fort Wayne Class of 2019, Fort Wayne Magazine’s 2020 “People of the Year” for establishing the Women’s Fund

Meet Our Panel:
From This Day Forward: A Wedding & Events Ministry
GiGi's Playhouse of Fort Wayne
Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana
Mad Anthonys Children's Hope House
Questa Education Foundation
St. Joseph Missions, Inc.

These six organizations + Bring It Push It Own It will be recognized at tables around the event space, highlighting opportunities for you to get involved or give back. 

Event Details:
  • Free parking is available onsite in the lot immediately adjacent to the building. 
  • Lunch will be provided by Ceruti's Catering. Please note if you will need gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian accommodations in your registration.
  • While the GFW Inc. team is excited to be hosting this event in-person, your health is our number one priority. We will adhere to all COVID-19 event guidelines with physical distancing and masks required when not eating or drinking. Registration is limited to ensure we maintain these precautions, so reserve your seat now!

*May Membership Promotion:
  • For this event only, we are offering a special for those that bring a friend or guest! Non-members that register for the $45 luncheon ticket will be able to apply $25 of the payment towards their 2021 Women’s Network membership if they apply online between now and May 12th, or the day of the event. Applicants would only be invoiced the difference to become an active member and continue receiving discounts and benefits. If you have any questions about this promotion, please contact Meghan Short.

Questions? Contact:
Meghan Short, Program Coordinator, mshort@greaterfortwayneinc.com
Amy Hanna, Women's Network Chair, wnacofgreaterfortwayneinc@gmail.com

Bergstaff Place
2020 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Parking available onsite adjacent to building.
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
11:00am Doors Open / Connection Time with Nonprofits
11:30am Continued Registration & Connection Time
11:45am Welcome from GFW Inc. & Women's Network
12:00pm Program, Lunch, & Panel
1:20pm Closing Announcements
1:30pm Adjourn
Contact Information:
Meghan Short, Program Coordinator

$20.00 Current GFW Inc. Women's Network Members
$45.00 Future Women's Network Members*

*See May Membership Promotion in event description.

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