WLC Luncheon Fashion Show to recognize members’ philanthropic commitment

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 23, 2014) – United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) will host its Luncheon Fashion Show at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will recognize the WLC’s impact in the community and women community leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving southern Nevada. Punam Mathur will serve as the event emcee. The event includes an exclusive DKNY “pop up” boutique and fashion show.

“The WLC is a diverse, dynamic group of over 100 of our community’s top women leaders that have come together to impact lives in southern Nevada,” said Lawrel Larsen, Director, Women’s Leadership Council. “Our members are passionate about creating change in the community and have raised over $1.3 million in the last six years to create a better future for southern Nevada.”

Through the group’s leadership, more than 35,000 high school students and their families have received support and resources to increase on-time graduation through its Family Engagement Resource Centers (FERCs) located at five local high schools. WLC has contributed over $500,000 to the FERCs, which have helped participating students to increase attendance and grade point averages (GPAs), preparing them to enter a career or college and succeed.

As a result of the 2014 WLC Annual Women’s Suit Drive, more than 7,000 professional items were collected including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry for local United Way accredited agencies with back to work programs for women.

To further their impact in the community, WLC is announcing new projects in the areas of education and health care.

The members of the Women’s Leadership Council impact lives through their investment of $2,500 or more annually to United Way of Southern Nevada. The Annual Luncheon Fashion Show is a culmination of the women’s combined financial support and time.

The Luncheon Fashion Show includes an exclusive DKNY fashion show, featuring WLC members and recipients as the models. Ladies who attend the Luncheon will also have an opportunity to shop at an exclusive DKNY “pop-up” boutique, with a special 10% attendee discount, with 10% of the proceeds going back to UWSN to further impact the community. Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Hearts On Fire 18k white gold pendant with .65ctw of diamonds, courtesy of MJ Christensen Diamonds.

The WLC is part of a global network of over 55,000 members in 143 United States communities and the most successful philanthropic effort of its kind. Recognizing women as an emerging and powerful philanthropic force, the United Way Women’s Leadership Council was founded a decade ago. With more members giving more money than any other similar women’s group, the United Way Women’s Leadership Council global network has raised in excess of $1 billion in 12 years.

To learn more about the WLC Luncheon Fashion Show or how to become a WLC member, contact Lawrel Larsen at 702-892-2319 or lawrell@uwsn.org.

About Women’s Leadership Council
United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is part of a national network of dedicated women philanthropists who have collectively raised over $1B in supporting United Way’s mission in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. In southern Nevada, the WLC has raised over $1.3M in just six years, investing their dollars in critical projects which are changing lives. From empowering at-risk teens to graduate, to helping young children learn how to read, to providing underserved students a medical home and preventative healthcare, to supporting on-the-edge women in their quest for employment and financial independence, these dynamic and generous women are truly change agents for the community. Visit uwsn.org/wlc to learn more.

About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better Southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.uwsn.org.

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