For release February 6, 2014
United Way Sole Sisters luncheon April 24th to feature author, television producer, arts and education advocate Susan Fales-Hill
The Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters Annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Accessories Boutique will take place Thursday, April 24th at Greenwich Country Club. The afternoon’s keynote speaker will be the award-winning author, television producer, and arts and education advocate Susan Fales-Hill.
About 350 Sole Sisters and other United Way supporters will gather for a morning of shopping for a good cause, a gourmet lunch, and what promises to be a highly entertaining and enlightening talk by the speaker. The Boutique will feature sixteen vendors selling stylish merchandise ranging from handcrafted items to house and barn portraits, handbags, children’s pjs and accessories, jewelry, and scarves.
The co-chairs for the Luncheon are Lisa Lori and Tory Thorman. This year’s Sole Sisters chairs are Maxine Armstrong, Keri Cameron, and Susan Weis.
Susan Fales-Hill studied history and literature at Harvard, graduating with honors in 1985. She began her career writing scripts for “The Cosby Show,” later becoming a story editor then co-executive producer and head writer for its spinoff “A Different World,” also an award winner. She held executive positions with numerous other TV series in the 1990s.
Her critically acclaimed memoir, Always Wear Joy, tells of her extraordinary upbringing as the child of Haitian-American Broadway star Josephine Premice and Mayflower descendant Timothy Fales. Her first novel was One Flight Up; her latest,Imperfect Bliss, will be presented to luncheon guests.
Susan’s magazine articles have appeared in Town & Country, Vogue, Glamour, American Heritage, Ebony, Essence, Avenue, and Travel and Leisure. Her Vogue article about growing up bi-racial, “My Life in Black and White,” has been used as an education tool at the university level. She has served on the boards of the Studio Museum of Harlem and the American Ballet Theatre (where she now is an advisor to its diversity initiative, “Project Plié”).
The Sole Sisters, founded in 2005 as the Women’s Initiative of the Greenwich United Way, has raised over $1.1 million through its extraordinary fundraising efforts. Proceeds from the Luncheon, the group’s primary charity event, will help meet community mental health service needs. During the year, these “Women Stepping Up to Help Others Step Forward” are educating themselves about services and programs the United Way supports in this crucial area.
Tickets and sponsorship information, including Patron and Underwriting opportunities, are now available atwww.unitedsolesisters.org or call the Greenwich United Way at 203-869-2221. The Media Sponsor for the Luncheon is Moffly Media.
A special event to recognize Sole Sisters Luncheon supporters at the Patron Level and above will take place April 1st at the Water Club on River Road.