Eighth Annual UNCF-Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon


Event Details

Date: June 19, 2010

Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Westin Hotel - Uptown Charlotte

Link: http://www.uncf.org/calendar/index.asp?eid=470

Adult Price: $125 per person

Organization: United Negro College Fund

Event Description

Dr. Maya Angelou, world-renowned poet, actress and civil rights activist, returns to Charlotte for a much-anticipated event honoring women leaders and raising scholarship money for deserving students through the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The 2010 honorees are: Astrid Chirinos, founder and president of Diverso Global Strategies; Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina and Tami Simmons, senior vice president of corporate philanthropy and environmental affairs with Wachovia. Jennifer Holliday, a two-time Grammy award winner, and Daisy Spears Stroud, a retired educator and civil rights activist, will receive the Maya Angelou/Elizabeth Ross Dargan Lifetime Achievement Award. Another major highlight of the luncheon is the popular β€œHAT-ti-tude!” contest. Many women – adorned in their favorite hats – compete to win prizes for the best and most unusual headpieces. Patrons also will enjoy a silent auction with high-end items.
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