Each year, the Sole Sisters raise money to serve a specific need in the community. In the past, those services have supported children, youth, families, seniors, individuals in crisis, and increased demand for basic human services as a result of the economic recession. This year the Sole Sisters are proud to support the Greenwich United Way’s leadership efforts in supporting community solutions in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.
The Luncheon is the Sole Sisters’ primary annual fundraiser, and since its inception over 10 years ago, the event has raised over $1.5million in support of the Greenwich United Way’s efforts. While the Luncheon features a fashion and home accessories boutique, most importantly, there is always a notable guest speaker that inspires the crowd of 350-400 women and men attending.
Each year, the Sole Sisters seek a keynote speaker who will inform and inspire their very influential, philanthropic group. From Greenwich or any one of our neighboring towns in New York, they come to be inspired by someone they admire, someone who has gone above and beyond professionally, personally, and for the benefit of others and someone who shares their commitment to service and the community. Past speakers have included: Gretchen Carlson, Arianna Huffington, Susan Fales-Hill, Kayce Jennings, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jeannette Walls, Linda Fairstein, Sara Moulton, Lynn Sherr, and Lisa Birnbach.
The Sole Sisters are a dynamic and committed group of prominent women, philanthropists, who do more than raise funds in support of the Greenwich United Way’s efforts. They take the time to learn about the needs in their community and how those needs are addressed by Greenwich United Way partner agencies.