A Southern Enthusiast Returns Home
May 7th Power of the Purse Luncheon at the Greenville Convention Center.Visit www.womenforwomenpittcounty.com or call (252) 756-5238. Attendance is by reservation only.
The Power of the Purse speakers have ranged from Wonder Woman to English Royalty, and Women for Women is thrilled to add North Carolina’s Frances Schultz to this impressive list. If there is a southern talent or hobby you would like to explore, there is no doubt Frances can entertain you with her knowledge. Frances is an enthusiast on a variety of topics — decoration and design, food and entertaining, culture and style.
She is a journalist, tastemaker, television personality, world traveler, hostess, cook, Sunday painter, fledgling gardener and outdoor lover. She is author and co-author of several books, including A House in the South, and was for six years an on-air host of the award-winning cable television show Southern Living Presents. A contributing editor to House Beautiful magazine and former editor-at-large for Veranda, she contributes also to the prestigious travel website Indagare and has written for numerous others, including Town and Country and the New York Social Diary. Frances has appeared on such programs as The Today Show, CNN’s Open House, The Christopher Lowell Show, The Nate Berkus Show and Turner South’s Home Plate.
Born and raised in Tarboro, North Carolina, Frances began to cultivate her theme of “finding beauty in everyday life.” She graduated from St. Mary’s School with honors and from the University of Virginia with distinction. She serves on the boards of the Horticultural Society of New York and Empowers Africa.
Frances tells us “I am incredibly honored to be invited to speak to Women for Women’s Power of the Purse luncheon and thrilled to be coming home. Eastern North Carolina is one of the finest places on the planet. It was a privilege to grow up here, and it is a privilege to be welcomed back by such a wonderful and important group as the Women of Pitt County.”
Frances Mallison, President of Women for Women states, “we are so excited to have the talented and fun Frances Schultz as our 2014 speaker and to be able to add something new to our event with the tablescapes area for all to view. Many of us like to see photographs in magazines demonstrating new and beautiful ideas for table settings. Over 30 individuals will prepare a table setting using their own unique accessories. We hope you and your friends are making plans to attend the Power of the Purse luncheon so that we can continue to give grants to those 501(c)(3) groups who help women and girls in Pitt County.”
Previous Power of the Purse luncheons have hosted over 1,400 ladies and speakers have included “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter, country music star Naomi Judd, “Good Morning America” host Joan Lunden, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, actress Marlo Thomas and comedienne, Vicki Lawrence.
The mission of Women for Women is “to give hope, change and a brighter future for the women and girls of Pitt County” by funding a permanent endowment that generates monies for grants for local women’s programs. Since its inception in 2006, Women for Women has given more than $400,000.00 in grants. More than 869 women and girls were touched by the dollars distributed in 2013 alone. Grant recipients have included Meals on Wheels to serve women in Pitt County, ECU TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center, Building Hope Community Life Center, Rocking Horse Ranch, Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County, and Center for Family Violence Prevention.
Women for Women began with eight members in 2005. We have now grown to over 350 members, each of whom contributes a minimum of $100.00 annually to the endowment fund.
For more information or reservations for the Power of the Purse Luncheon May 7th featuring Frances Schultz, please visit www.womenforwomenpittcounty.com or call (252) 756-5238. Attendance is by reservation only.