September 11, 2010 - A Colorado Celebration of Women in Transition
What: A fund-raiser benefiting Wildflower Women's Foundation, created by women to support women in the transitions of divorce and widowhood.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens
When: Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $75
Beneficiary: Wildflower Women's Foundation
Mistress of Ceremonies: AFTERNOON: KOSI's Jackie Selby
Master of Ceremonies: MORNING: Reggie Rivers
Gala Chairperson(s): Nelia Green
Founders: Joan Rogliano
Committee Members: Paige Bender, Julie Carr, Suzanne Wiggins, Pearl Meulemans
Speaker: Debra Fine, Julie Hammerstein, Mitch Powers, Julie Pech, Deb Sheppard
Sponsors: Sponsors of the WWF: 1st Bank, MY Business Associate Inc., TOS Design, HBS, Argosy University, Peak Visual Communications, Vision Photography, Rogliano Real Estate Group, Fidelity National Title, Hartfield, Sonnier & Johnson PC, Oxford Mortgage Corp., midchix
Attendance: 130, Sold Out
Board of Directors: Joan Rogliano, founder; Marc Gitlitz, treasurer; Toni Sexton, secretary; Charlotte Timmons, founding member; Tim Smith, founding member; Jennifer Vagher, founding member.
Blacktie Photos by: Jim Turley
Joan Rogliano, left, founder of the Wildflower Women's Foundation and Debra Fine, speaker and author
Denver's Botanic Gardens provided a perfect backdrop for well-done benefit for the Wildflower Women's Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 11. A lovely luncheon, engaging speakers and a silent auction were all part of the creative all-day program. The benefit was attended by a sell-out crowd of 130. Reggie Rivers, former Bronco and current author, emceed the morning portion of the event and Jackie Selby of KOSI emceed the afternoon portion.
A highlight was the award of a new wardrobe and makeover for Maggin McConnell, supported by donations from Bling! salon (Claudine Jacsch and Cyndy Carpenter), Sola Salon (Renee Arnold) and Over the Top Salon (Ed Gillespie). Maggin left the Botanic Gardens after receiving the award, granted early in the program, returning later to show off her new clothes and the results of her makeover.
In 2010, Wildflower Women’s Foundation was created to inspire and inform women as they transition through divorce and widowhood. On average, after divorce, women experience a 73% reduction in their financial position and a 17% decrease in their income, and yet, they’re frequently the primary care providers for children. Wildflower offers financial, legal, and educational advocacy, as well as guidance and information, to address the immediate and long-term needs of women and their families as they go through challenging times. Wildflower's support for women includes workshops, mentoring programs, and scholarships.
For more information, log on to wildflowerwomensfoundation.org