Women’s Fund annual luncheon tickets available

NEW HARTFORD — The Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties’ third annual Power of the Purse Luncheon, presented by Staffworks, will be held at noon Tuesday, May 15 at Daniele’s Banquet Hall on Seneca Turnpike. Tickets are $40.

This year’s luncheon is being held in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Women’s Fund and its mission to empower women and girls. Featured speaker will be Bill Holicky, executive director of the House of the Good Shepherd. Elsa Gillis, WUTR news anchor, will act as emcee of the event.

Award recipients to be recognized at the luncheon are:

¿ Patricia Witt, executive director of Emmaus House, will receive the Dream Maker Award for her service to women and girls.

¿ Hummel’s Office Plus is the recipient of the Alumni Circle Award for Outstanding Business. The award is given to a business that embodies the philanthropic mission of the Women’s Fund.

¿ The House of the Good Shepherd will receive the Alumni Circle Award for Outstanding Non-profit Organization given annually to an organization that has made a positive impact for local women and girls.

The Power of the Purse Luncheon is a major fund-raising event, supporting services for women and girls.

For more information, contact the Women’s Fund at 381-3072 or visit www.womensfundhoc.org.