Marianne Williamson, New York Times Best-Selling Author, To Speak at Ladies Luncheon


The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education 25th Anniversary and Third Annual Ladies Luncheon will take place Wednesday, June 1, 2017 at The Belle Haven Club in Greenwich from 11:30 am to 2 pm.  

New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson will be the featured speaker.   Comedienne and storyteller Bonnie Levison will be master of ceremonies.  The 2017 Ladies Luncheon Benefit Committee is being chaired by Audrey Dornier, Helen FitzPatrick, Janie Gestal, Missy O'Shaughnessy, Pam Pagnani and Geri Roper.

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer and has been a frequent and popular guest on national television talk shows such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher.  Marianne has published 12 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers, including her first book, A Return to LoveA Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality.  A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. . . .” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Enchanted Love, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, A Year of Miracles, and her newest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas.  In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area.  To date, Project Angel Food has served more than 10 million meals.  Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance, and serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, working to end the worst ravages of hunger and poverty throughout the world.  A 2007 Newsweek reader’s poll named Marianne one of the 50 most influential baby boomers.

Bonnie Levison is a comedienne and story-teller, and is a lead storytelling instructor with The Moth, an acclaimed not for profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.  She has performed stories on The Moth Mainstage and Story Slams as well as appeared on the Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour on NPR.  After a career in advertising and marketing she discovered stand up comedy and co-founded the Nantucket Comedy Festival.  She produces comedy and storytelling shows and created/hosts Greenwich Historical Society's long running "Story Barn".  Bonnie lives in Greenwich and her 3 children have threatened to defriend her on Facebook if she tells a story about them.

All proceeds from The Ladies Luncheon benefit The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education and the neediest families of Fairfield County. Thank you for your support, and thank you to our generous sponsors Chuda, PHACE BIOACTIVE, and Richards and the Mitchell Stores, and to our media sponsors, Fairfield County Look, Greenwich Magazine and the Greenwich Sentinel.

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