United Way’s 2017 Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon Fashion Show featuring fashion, food and philanthropy

United Way’s 2017 Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon Fashion Show brings together Southern Nevada’s community and business leaders to celebrate the power of women in the Las Vegas Valley and to raise funds for the Council’s philanthropic initiatives. The fashion show will offer a detailed look at the latest in trends. It will also demonstrate the success the Women’s Leadership Council has provided for the community for nearly a decade and offering women opportunities to make a difference by getting involved. The ninth annual event will be held at Bellagio Las Vegas on March 3.

2016 was a year of change for the Women’s Leadership Council, which recently introduced various giving options for members. “We wanted to be more inclusive by inviting women to join the WLC with our new giving levels,” said Lawrel Larsen, senior director of WLC. With a new giving level starting at $1,500, women are entitled to all the benefits of membership engagement while still giving at a level they can afford.

The luncheon celebrates these members and offers the community a better look at the impact of the Women’s Leadership Council. “The WLC is incredibly appealing. You have many different ways to engage with the WLC – by attending membership meetings, joining a committee, volunteering or simply making a financial commitment,” Danielle Domnitz, chair of the Luncheon Committee, explained. “We are dedicated to creating change in our community through a variety of events and programs.”

The fashion show includes appearances by women who have benefited from WLC programs working to make a positive impact in the lives of women, children and families in Southern Nevada. Featured during the show are WLC members, recipients of WLC’s Emerging Leadership Award scholarship for young women pursuing higher education in Southern Nevada, and recipients of suits collected during the annual WLC Suit Drive. “You can see the pride and self-esteem these women gain when they receive a new suit and how it empowers them in their job search,” said Domnitz.

The WLC Luncheon provides an exciting, fun afternoon for local women leaders to mix and mingle with fellow professionals. One of the afternoon’s key events is the fashion show with designer fashions provided by Macy’s. With an exclusive Macy’s pop-up boutique during the Sip & Shop after the Luncheon Fashion Show, attendees can enjoy shopping the latest trends.

The event includes a raffle featuring an amazing piece of Hearts on Fire diamond jewelry generously donated by Cliff and Darlene Miller, M.J. Christensen Diamonds, along with other fabulous prizes. The fun continues with the closing Sip & Shop, where attendees can purchase designer accessories from the pop-up boutique while enjoying delicious beverages including sparkling wine. “We look forward to welcoming the community to this inspiring event,” said Domnitz. “We hope you can join us.”

For more information about the WLC, contact Lawrel K. Larsen, Senior Director Women’s Leadership Council at 702.892.2319 or email LawrelL@uwsn.org.

To purchase tickets for the WLC Luncheon, visit uwsn.org/wlcluncheon.