General Information

The Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities luncheon is our main event and largest fundraiser. Each October, passionate individuals join us during their lunch hour to dine on a delicious meal, listen to an inspirational speaker and raise money for those in need. Audience size is usually near 1,000 and first timers often remark at the grandeur of it all. But the real draw is the ability to come together to make a difference in our local community. Each attendee graciously donates a minimum of $100 and 100% of the funds raised stay in our community. Each dollar raised at the luncheon is awarded to a local non-profit agency through our grant program, and the luncheon is paid for by the generosity of our underwriters and corporate sponsors.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Noon – 1:15pm

HAPO Center

Pasco, WA

This Year’s Speaker

Each year, a dynamic and inspirational guest is invited to speak at the Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities luncheon. The board’s goal is to feature someone who understands the importance of giving and the difference we can all make together.

Dr. Lonise Bias

Meet our 2022 luncheon speaker, Dr. Lonise Bias.

Dr. Lonise Bias is an internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, and consultant.  She has delivered powerful keynote addresses, facilitated and developed workshops for faith based and public/private organizations. She seeks to challenge, empower, and strengthen her audiences to move towards positive change.

Dr. Bias is the President of B Speaks, (A More Excellent Way), a Life Investment Company that “brings new solutions to solve old problems.” Dr. Bias believes HOPE is not extinct and the best is yet to come for youth, parents, schools, communities, companies, and organizations.

Dr. Bias has delivered keynote addresses, and participated in podcast and webinars. Some of her clients include The White House ONDPC Program, United States Air Force Academy, PA Dept. of Education, Prince Georges County Circuit Court Adult and Youth Drug Program, many Governmental agencies, Men, Women and Youth organizations, The Mentor Foundation, Forgiving Mothers Inc., Girl Scouts of America, Danbury Hospital, and Caregiver groups, Youth and Adult Correction Facilities (male and female), Military, Universities, public and private Schools, professional sports (NBA, NFL and MLB), and many audiences.

Dr. Bias has appeared on numerous TV shows and radio programs. She has been honored as the Woman of the Year, received awards, and keys to many cities.  Dr. Bias received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Anna Maria College in Paxton Mass.

Dr. Bias’s journey was prompted as a public speaker after the death of her oldest son, Len Bias a University of MD. basketball player, who died of cocaine intoxication in June of 1986 two days after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. December of 1990 the Bias family experience the death of their second son Jay the victim of a drive by shooting.

These two tragic deaths forged her commitment to strengthen community. She believes, there will be beauty for ashes, believing in the redemptive and transforming power of LOVE AND HOPE!

Her speech, The Best Is Yet To Come, is a moving experience of empowerment, encouragement and inspiration. We are excited to have you meet her in October!

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