Women for Women Pitt County is pleased to welcome one of entertainment’s most honored actors, Christine Baranski, as its 10th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon to be held on May 6, 2015 at the Greenville Convention Center. Baranski is currently starring on the CBS hit series, The Good Wife, as Diane Lockhart and in the newly released film, Into the Woods.
Her career began at age 28 when she made her Broadway debut performing in Hide & Seek and in 1984, she won her first Tony and Drama Desk Award for her performance in The Real Thing. Baranski later expanded into film and television which includes more than 30 films, such as Mamma Mia!, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Bulworth and 40 television shows including Cybill and The Big Bang Theory.
Tamara Chitwood, President of Women for Women states, “We are thrilled to have Christine Baranski, who is such an accomplished and versatile actor as our 2015 Power of the Purse speaker. Her success in the entertainment industry is unparalleled.”
In addition to her notable Broadway, Film and Television accolades, Christine Baranski has been a strong advocate for women through various philanthropic organizations. Last May she was honored at the 60th Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Luncheon, which was a fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Division initiative to support vital cancer research.
To purchase a seat for the 10th Annual Women for Women Luncheon visit our website at www.womenforwomenpittcounty.org or call 252-752-5026.
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 $475,000 in grants. More than 1,300 women and girls will benefit from the dollars distributed in the 2014-2015 grant period. Women for Women is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Membership is open to any and all women with the heartfelt desire to give back and to make a lasting impact on the lives of women and young girls in the community. To learn more, visit www.womenforwomenpittcounty.org.