Learn, Lunch, Lead – A CARE Benefit

WhenJan 31, 2010 from 12:00 pm CT
Location Ten Thousand Villages
719 Main Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Event Details

On Sunday, January 31, 2010, CARE Senior Director, Partnerships and Alliances, Joan Garvey Lundgren spoke on the topic of Women and Children in the Developing World during an event sponsored by the Raven Foundation and First Congregational Church of Wilmette at Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston. Joan shared stories from her experiences working at CARE – from visiting girls in Guatemala who are the first in their families to go to secondary school to meeting women in West Africa who are finding solutions to chronic hunger through new businesses.  Through these stories, she discussed CARE’s strategy of working with women and girls to address the root causes of poverty in three critical ways: ensuring safe pregnancy and birth, providing education and leadership opportunities for girls, and supporting access to financial services for women.  Joan provided information on how families in the United States can get involved in efforts to eradicate global poverty and support the people of Haiti.

 Ten Thousand Villages donated 15% of all purchases to CARE. CARE works to end global poverty by empowering marginalized women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. On Sunday, January 31, 2010, CARE Senior Director, Partnerships and Alliances, Joan Garvey Lundgren spoke on the topic of Women and Children in the Developing World during an event sponsored by the Raven Foundation and First Congregational Church of Wilmette at Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston. Joan shared stories from her experiences working at CARE – from visiting girls in Guatemala who are the first in their families to go to secondary school to meeting women in West Africa who are finding solutions to chronic hunger through new businesses.  Through these stories, she discussed CARE’s strategy of working with women and girls to address the root causes of poverty in three critical ways: ensuring safe pregnancy and birth, providing education and leadership opportunities for girls, and supporting access to financial services for women.  Joan provided information on how families in the United States can get involved in efforts to eradicate global poverty and support the people of Haiti.

Ten Thousand Villages donated 15% of all purchases to CARE. CARE works to end global poverty by empowering marginalized women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. On Sunday, January 31, 2010, CARE Senior Director, Partnerships and Alliances, Joan Garvey Lundgren spoke on the topic of Women and Children in the Developing World during an event sponsored by the Raven Foundation and First Congregational Church of Wilmette at Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston. Joan shared stories from her experiences working at CARE – from visiting girls in Guatemala who are the first in their families to go to secondary school to meeting women in West Africa who are finding solutions to chronic hunger through new businesses.  Through these stories, she discussed CARE’s strategy of working with women and girls to address the root causes of poverty in three critical ways: ensuring safe pregnancy and birth, providing education and leadership opportunities for girls, and supporting access to financial services for women.  Joan provided information on how families in the United States can get involved in efforts to eradicate global poverty and support the people of Haiti.

Ten Thousand Villages donated 15% of all purchases to CARE. CARE works to end global poverty by empowering marginalized women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.

Pictured (from left to right): Joan Garvey Lungren, Eric Lundgren, Suzanne Ross and Jack DiCarlo

During her speech, Joan referred to two videos, The Girl Effect and I Am PowerfulIncluded for download are a copy of Suzanne Ross’ introductory remarks and Joan’s slide show.

In preparation for the benefit, Founder Suzanne Ross interviewed Joan Lundgren, a Senior Director with CARE’s Strategic Partnerships and Alliances unit. Joan shared stories from her experiences working at CARE – from visiting girls in Guatemala who are the first in their families to go to secondary school to meeting women in West Africa who are finding solutions to chronic hunger through new businesses. Through these stories, she discussed the ups and downs of CARE’s strategy of working to end poverty by empowering women with education and economic opportunities. Listen in .

Joan Garvey Lundgren is a Senior Director with CARE’s Strategic Partnerships and Alliances unit.  In this role she leads relationships with many of CARE’s top corporate partners, which includes managing corporate giving, cause-related marketing alliances, and engagement around business and policy issues that impact the communities CARE serves. Prior to joining CARE, Joan specialized in fundraising campaigns, grant writing, and managing special projects for community-based organizations in Chicago. While at the Cambodian Association of Illinois, she helped establish the Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, the first of its kind in the United States. Joan also spent time in Rajasthan, India , working on an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative and with women’s micro-enterprise programs. Joan is a Chicago native and holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a BBA in International Business from the George Washington University.

Suzanne Ross is the author of two books – The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things and The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire. In 2007, Ross co-founded the Raven Foundation with husband Keith. Based on the principles of mimetic theory, the foundation seeks to make religion reasonable, violence unthinkable and peace a possibility by challenging conventional wisdom and opening the door to new reasoning. Suzanneis a graduate of Bucknell University and a certified Montessori educator. She has extensive experience as a corporate training consultant, and is a former editor of the literary journal, StoryQuarterly. She is the former Director of Christian Education for a United Church of Christ congregation. As a member of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion, she has attended and presented at the annual conferences. Suzanne is a member of the Education Committee of Imitatio, Inc. She lives, works and plays golf with her husband Keith in Glenview, Illinois.

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