WHWF-TC conducts a benefit luncheon each year featuring a dynamic, nationally-recognized speaker to educate and enlighten our audience. 100% of program fund donations raised at the luncheon are distributed to innovative and deserving programs that benefit local women and children.
Prior luncheon speakers include:
2012 - Elizabeth Smart – Founder of The Elizabeth Smart Foundation and advocate for preventing crimes against children.
2011 – Malaak Compton-Rock – Philanthropist, activist, and author of If It Take A Village, Build One
2010 - Kathy LeMay - Author of The Generosity Plan
2009 - Molly Barker - Founder of Girls on the Run program
2008 – Barbara Stanny – Author and noted authority on women and money
2007 - Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders – 16th Surgeon General of the United States and advocate for health care awareness in the 21st Century
2006 – Shelley Fabares – Actress and spokeswoman for the National Alzheimer’s Association
2005 – Judy Collins – Music artist and advocate for mental health issues
2004 – Kathleen Kennedy Townsend – Maryland’s first female Lieutenant Governor and advocate for volunteerism, service, and women taking power seriously
2003 – Mavis Nicholson Leno – National Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls
2002 – Linda Ellerbee – Award-winning television producer, bestselling author, journalist, and breast cancer survivor
2001 – Mona Locke – Washington State’s twentieth First Lady and advocate for early childhood learning