Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fashion show celebrates women, giving

The models at Nov. 13's fashion show. PROVIDED PHOTO

The Women's Giving Circle Social & Fashion Show, presented by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund and Northern Trust on Nov. 13 at the Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch, brought together nearly 80 local leaders to celebrate the power of women to raise funds for a variety of charitable causes.

This year's event featured a fashion show with local celebrities and a philanthropic purpose, plus the unveiling of the Chic Boutique, a resale shop and collaboration between HOPE Family Services and the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee County.

The host committee included Diane Brune, Angela Massaro-Fain, Julienne Smith, Jenifer Schembri, Ardell Terry and Patti Wrobel.

Lakewood Ranch Women’s Giving Circle is celebrated each year "as a dynamic group of women bonded by friendship, shared interests and values in supporting organizations and programs in need," according to a news release.

The evening also served as a great success with the addition of two new circles and the distribution of four start-up kits for circle development. Each circle must commit to establishing a $10,000 minimum endowed fund to be a part of the Founders’ 50 of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund

A check presentation. PROVIDED PHOTO

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