For release May 5, 2014
Sole Sisters Lunch April 24 with Author, TV Producer, Susan Fales-Hill
The Greenwich United Way Sole Sisters Spring Luncheon and Fashion Accessories Boutique was held Thursday, April 24th at Greenwich Country Club where about 300 Sole Sisters and other supporters enjoyed a morning of shopping for a good cause, a gourmet lunch, and an entertaining and inspiring talk by keynote speaker Susan Fales-Hill. Click for Luncheon photo album.
Ms. Fales-Hill, the award-winning author, television producer, and arts and education advocate, was on hand early to mingle and shop with guests. Sixteen vendors sold stylish, custom designed items ranging from designer scarves, children’s clothing, and pillows, to gourmet olive oils. A portion of their proceeds were contributed to the Luncheon coffers.
During lunch co-chairs Lisa Lori and Tory Thorman, and United Way President Stuart Adelberg all welcomed and thanked the sponsors, guests and committee members who stepped up to make the ninth annual event a sensational endeavor.
Susan Fales-Hill talked about the highs and lows of her multi-faceted career beginning as a script writer for “The Cosby Show,” a co-executive producer and head writer for its spinoff “A Different World,” and later as a memoirist and fiction writer. She spoke of the quality of personal and professional resolve, that she inherited from her mother, the Haitian-American Broadway star Josephine Premice. Susan related vignettes from her critically acclaimed memoir, Always Wear Joy, about her mother’s extraordinary life.
Her latest novel, Imperfect Bliss, was presented to Luncheon guests. Susan writes for Town & Country, Glamour, American Heritage, Ebony, Essence, Travel and Leisure, and others. 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.
This year’s Sole Sisters chairs are Maxine Armstrong, Keri Cameron, and Susan Weis. The Media Sponsor for the Luncheon was Moffly Media.
Turning ten next year, the Sole Sisters, also know as the Women’s Initiative of the Greenwich United Way, has now raised over $1.3 million to improve local health and human services.
These “Women Stepping Up to Help Others Step Forward” are directing all of their 2014 proceeds to the United Way’s work to meet community mental health service needs.
For more information about the event and the Sole Sisters, go to www.unitedsolesisters.org or call the Greenwich United Way at 203-869-2221.