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Women's Center Breakfast Honoring Local Philanthropist



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Women’s Center Breakfast Honoring Local Philanthropist

BROOKFIELD — The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury announces its 1st Annual Breakfast, to be held Wednesday, June 17, honoring special guest speaker Christine Lodewick, a dedicated local philanthropist and activist for many important issues, including those involving women and girls. The breakfast will take place at the Fox Hill Inn in Brookfield, 7:45 to 9, for $10 per person or sponsor a table for $80.

Ms Lodewick grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Connecticut, where she met her husband, Philip. They have two grown daughters and two grandchildren, and have lived in Ridgefield since 1978.

A speech therapist by profession, she became a full-time homemaker and community volunteer in 1985.

Among other affiliations, she has been a board member of Ridgefield’s minority education program, A Better Chance; the Ridgefield American Association of University Women; the Ridgefield Garden Club; the Ridgefield Center for the Performing Arts; and the University of Connecticut Alumni Association. Currently, Ms Lodewick is the president of the Ridgefield League of Women Voters, chair of the University of Wisconsin Women’s Philanthropy Council, and serves as a member of the Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Committee at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

“An important part of my life has been spent working to achieve equality for women and to help them learn to use their resources to change society. Important tools in exercising this influence are not only our traditional gifts of time and talent, but also our financial assets, which have become more accessible to many women in recent years. I enjoy helping women experience the same joy and satisfaction that my husband and I feel when we witness the positive effects of our philanthropy in causes to which we are committed. I am convinced that by determining our passions and becoming financially educated, each one of us women can make responsible choices and use our philanthropy to make our voices heard!”

The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury provides free and confidential services to prevent or lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions to thousands of women, children, and men annually. The programs of the Women’s Center are supported by state and local government, area United Way agencies, and the people and businesses in the communities it serves, including Newtown.

Call the center at 203-731-5200 for more information and to participate.

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