Kathy Ireland Joins Women United for ‘A Classic Storybook Luncheon’ March 1

Kathy Ireland will join United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Women United March 1 for “A Classic Storybook Luncheon”

Supermodel turned businesswoman Kathy Ireland will join United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) Women United in support of early education programs during “A Classic Storybook Luncheon” March 1 at the Coral Casino.

Proceeds from the special luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday March 1, will benefit United Way’s early education programs in Santa Barbara County. Ireland supports various philanthropic causes such as local education, in line with Women United’s efforts to expand opportunities for young students.

“Kathy Ireland has earned success and recognition across the planet, and it’s inspiring that she continues to support bringing new opportunities to young scholars,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County.

Ireland has graced the cover of Forbes Magazine multiple times, and License! Global magazine rated her as having the 25th most powerful brand globally.

Ireland will be speaking about the ways she supports local education efforts in Santa Barbara County through her generous philanthropy. She will also discuss how a powerful network of women working together, like Women United, can move the needle on key local issues that will make our community a better place.

Also speaking at the event will be Barbara LaCorte, Principal of Hope Elementary School. She will be sharing the impact of United Way’s early education programs at her school and how Women United’s support is changing the lives of Hope School’s children and families.

“Helping underserved children successfully take those important first steps in school that ultimately lead to high school graduation is what Women United is all about,” said Susan Hersberger, Women United Leadership Team Chair.  “To date more than 70 local women leaders are members of Women United, and we look forward to growing our ranks.”

Women United mobilizes a powerful leadership network of women to strengthen the Santa Barbara community. Through fundraising, volunteerism and advocacy, Women United focuses on expanding United Way’s early educational opportunities such as the Kindergarten Success Institutes and United for Literacy. Women United ensures that more underserved children and families succeed during crucial early elementary school years and beyond.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now by calling (805) 965-8591 or visiting www.unitedwaysb.org/storybookluncheon.

A Storybook Luncheon

Date: Friday March 1, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Coral Casino at the Four Seasons, 1281 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Tickets: $100. Available online at www.unitedwaysb.org/storybookluncheon.

About United Way of Santa Barbara County

United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors with a focus on Education, Income and Health.

About Women United

The mission of Women United is to mobilize a powerful leadership network of women to strengthen the Santa Barbara community through a focused investment of talent, compassion and philanthropy. Women United works to improve the community through participating in enriching volunteer, networking and educational activities. Through these programs Women United hopes to build better futures for all.

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