The Fund for Women & Girls' 22nd Annual Luncheon
Join Fairfield County's Community Foundation for this highly anticipated event to get inspired, learn about new initiatives and support the future of women and girls across Fairfield County.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her most recent, record-breaking novel, The Testaments—sequel to her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale—won the 2019 Booker Prize. Her other work includes the Giller and Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, as well as Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, and Booker winner The Blind Assassin. With The Handmaid’s Tale now a critically acclaimed television series set to enter its fourth season, Atwood’s prescient prose depicting a dystopian future is even more relevant than ever. She has received the German Peace Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, and the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. In October 2019, Atwood was presented with the Companion of Honor award by Queen Elizabeth, making her only the third Canadian to receive the distinction.
Over two decades, philanthropy has fueled more than $7 million in grants through the Fund for Women & Girls, improving futures for tens of thousands of women and girls in Fairfield County. This work is supported in part through the highly-anticipated luncheon, which attracts more than 800 enthusiastic supporters each year to learn about The Fund’s work, hear from women whose lives have been transformed, and be inspired by trailblazing keynote speakers like Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Madeleine Albright, Gloria Steinem, Abby Wambach, Billie Jean King and Tracee Ellis Ross.