Women Leading Change: Our Voices Matter

Thursday, April 30 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM [EST]

251 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI, 02921, United States

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Thursday, April 30 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

This is Women's Fund of Rhode Island's premier fundraiser. Our overarching theme in 2020 is Civic Engagement. This event will highlight the work women have done to get us where we are today and how much more work there is to do. 

Gender Equity Champion: Mary-dith Tuitt; USN Veteran, Commander of Wm Carter American Legion Post 16, former Chief of Staff for Retired State Rep. Gloria Fox (MA), Commissioner Massachusetts Commission on status of women and Executive Committee member of the National Association of Commissions on the Status of Women

WFRI Leadership Award is being presented to Arlene Violet, Former Attorney General, and Activist

Susan Farmer Advocacy Award is being presented to Vanessa Volz, Executive Director Sojourner House

 

The event includes a sit-down dinner, cash bar, and live/silent auction. Please come with an open mind and heart in the spirit of giving.

6:00 pm  Registration, Cocktails, Boutique Silent Auction Bidding

6:50pm   Boutique Silent Auction closes

7:00 pm INSPIRATIONAL PROGRAM 

Plated Dinner/Dessert Served 

8:45-9:00 pm Checkout/Networking

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Organizer

The mission of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island is to invest in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change.

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Mary-dith Tuitt
USN Veteran, Commander of Wm Carter American Legion Post 16, former Chief of Staff for Retired State Rep. Gloria Fox (MA), Commissioner Massachusetts Commission on status of women and Executive Commit

Mary-dith E. Tuitt, “Ms. Mary” graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1985 and entered the United States Navy after 1 year of delayed entry. Mary served fourteen (14) years as a [AD3] Navy Aviation Machinists Mate, first on active duty and then in the active & inactive Reserves. Mary reached out to the military archive, to research on women of color in the USN and in 2010 she received information that as far as the archival research shows she might be the first African American female Aviation Machinist Mate (jet mechanic) in the Navy. Mary served as former Chief of Staff for State Representative Gloria L. Fox since 2009; she has worked as Constituent Services Coordinator for Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey, providing support to the underserved communities of Boston, and has worked on various political campaigns. Over the years Mary has always been involved and vested in her community. She has been active with organizations and groups that focus on Veteran and Women Issues; presently serves as Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Executive Committee member of the National Association of Commissions on Status of Women, formerly on The Boston Veterans Advisory Council, serves as Commander at the Wm. E. Carter American Legion Post 16, the Organization of African American Veterans, and former Associate Member of the Veterans of Foreign War post 1018. Mary is a proud mother of two children; a daughter Mya and a son Maliek. A life-long believer in “giving back to the community”: Mary uses her many skills to enrich, enhance and empower her Community. #positiveimpact #strongwoman #girlpower

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  • April 30, 2020
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6 pm Registration, Cocktail Hour and Super Silent Auction 6:50 pm Silent Auction closes 6:45 - 7 pm Move to Seats 7:00 pm 100% guest seated 7:00 pm Inspiration program Keynote: Mary Dith Truitt, Navy Veteran, Chief of Staff for Gloria Fox-MA and on the National Association of Commissions on Status of Women Three Women's Policy Institute fellows share their impact stories Fund A Need Live Auction Honorees Vanessa Volz Susan Farmer Advocacy Award Arlene Violet WFRI Leadership Award