San Diego, CA- The Foundation for Women (FFW) will host its 14th Annual Honoring the Women in Our Lives Luncheon at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa on Friday, September 28th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. This year the FFW is celebrating those who support women and girls. The luncheon is an annual fundraiser that helps support the organization’s microloan and business education programs in San Diego and Liberia.
UN Women Photographer Phil Borges will be the keynote speaker. His presentation is titled, “Why Women? Why Girls? – A Man’s Perspective.
A renowned social documentary photographer and filmmaker, Phil Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. Through his work, he strives to create a heightened understanding of the issues faced by people in the developing world. In 2004, Phil partnered with the organization CARE to bring attention to the necessity of empowering women in the global campaign to alleviate poverty. Phil traveled to Africa, Asia and South America to gather the stories of extraordinary women in remote parts of the world who have empowered themselves and their communities. These remote and mostly unknown women were on the vanguard of a global shift toward gender equality. His most recent work, Portraits of Progress, is a breathtaking collection of photos that captures the lives of the women of Liberia.
The Foundation for Women provides small business loans and educational tools to poor industrious women in Liberia and San Diego, helping them improve life for themselves and their families. The organization is committed to empowering women so that they can realize their dreams and fulfill their potential.
The annual luncheon keeps awareness on women and girls issues and expresses gratitude for all who work to advance the cause of women empowerment and gender equality. FFW is inviting individuals, nonprofits, private and public organizations to support the luncheon. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Individual tickets are $75 ($35 for students) and a table of eight is only $580. For tickets or more information about the luncheon, please contact Cory at 858-483-0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Foundation for Women serves women living in dire poverty locally and globally by funding and creating microcredit programs that help generate sustainable income and create economic prosperity. Founded in 1997, the Foundation for Women is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit located in San Diego, California. For more information about FFW visit www.foundationforwomen.org.