Rae Dowling, Lisa Krouse, Victoria Stultz, and Marilyn Thompson
will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the Sarasota and Manatee communities at this celebratory event. WRC will also celebrate the legacy of Gloria Milstein Flanzer.
(Sarasota-Manatee, FL) The Women’s Resource Center’s 2020 Spring Legacy Luncheon is Wednesday, April 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. The annual event celebrates outstanding women, or “Wonder Women,” in Sarasota and Manatee counties. WRC will also celebrate the legacy of the area-based philanthropist Gloria Milstein Flanzer, who passed away in 2013. Tickets are $100 and $200 (patron), and available for purchase at MyWRC.org/SLL.Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The event is chaired by former WRC Wonder Women, Amanda Horne, Heather Kasten and Umbreen Khalidi-Majeed. The 2017 Wonder Woman honoree, Emily Walsh, will lead a panel discussion at the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Anne Carter at 941-256-9721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Wonder Women are: Rae Dowling, an area manager in the southwest service territory for Florida Power and Light; Lisa Krouse, the chief administrative officer at FCCI Insurance Group; Victoria Stultz, a real estate executive; and Marilyn Thompson, a retired human resources executive with more than 30 years of global human resources management experience at General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson.
Gloria Milstein Flanzer will be honored at the event, as well. Flanzer was deeply committed to philanthropy in the Sarasota community, supporting social service, health and education agencies.
“Gloria believed strongly in the power of giving and inspired others in leadership to support their community,” says Ashley Brown, president and CEO of the Women’s Resource Center. “The Louis and Gloria Philanthropic Trust is dedicated to providing nonprofits in the Suncoast region with vital support. As the only woman in her family business, Gloria acutely felt the importance that women have a voice and that voice be respected. She consistently invested in programs that assist women in overcoming roadblocks. The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust’s commitment to the WRC is an important part of her legacy.”
“We look forward to celebrating these wonderful, trailblazing women,” adds Brown, who explains that Wonder Women are “women leaders who have made outstanding contributions in volunteer and/or professional activities in the areas of business, community leadership, education, healthcare, entrepreneurship, or lifetime achievement.”
About the Women’s Resource Center
For more than 40 years, the Women’s Resource Center has been
dedicated to engaging, educating, enriching and empowering women of all
generations and socioeconomic levels. Today, WRC serves thousands of women and
families in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Its vision is to provide unique
strategies and programs that strengthen women through life’s transitions and provide
balance, confidence and determination, which not only meet their immediate
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