January 8, 2018

500 attend ‘Girl Within’ luncheon

Nearly 500 women and men came together at The Village's 17th annual Girl Within Luncheon on Dec. 1 at the Connecticut Convention Center, raising over $170,000 to support programs for at-risk girls and young women in the Greater Hartford area. Shown here (from left to right) are: Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village for Families & Children; Alana Farnsworth, guest speaker; Jeanmarie Cooper, member of The Village's board and event chair; Regina Louise, author and keynote speaker; Irene O'Connor, anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning on WFSB-TV, Ch. 3 and event emcee; Francine Christiansen, 2017 Woman of the Year; and Sarah Morin from The Hartford, presenting sponsor.

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