Celebrating Wonder Women 2017
|ANNOUNCING OUR 2017 HONOREES: Front row, left to right: Helyn Flanagan, Janet Bailey Faude, Leigh Newman, Roopa Modha Back row, left to right: Carolyn Kuan, Geena Clonan, Estela Lopez, Ph.D., Claire Smith|
Celebrating Malta House of Care’s “Wonder Women”
In the spring of 2011, five years after its founding, the Malta House of Care Foundation instituted the “Wonder Women” awards as a way to honor Connecticut women who are changing the world — whether publicly or quietly, on the stage or behind the scenes.
Since then, Malta has named 48 Wonder Women who have fascinating and vastly different accomplishments and stories of personal achievement.
On Jan. 24, 2017, Malta announced the names of this year’s Wonder Women — eight remarkable ladies who have distinguished themselves in business, law, education, the arts, and journalism. The Wonder Women of 2017 are Geena Clonan, Janet Bailey Faude, Helyn Flanagan, Carolyn Kuan, Estela Lopez, Roopa Modha, Leigh Newman, and Claire Smith.
They will be honored on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the seventh annual “Celebrating Wonder Women” fundraising event at The Bushnell, to which all are invited. Proceeds will support the Malta House of Care mobile medical clinic, which provides free primary health care to thousands of uninsured CT adults on a van that visits four different neighborhoods in Greater Hartford each week.
There are numerous ways to support this important fundraiser that is so critical to Malta’s mission:
- Become a Wonder Women sponsor: Ranging from $100 to $10,000, sponsorships from companies, organizations, families, and individuals will be accepted through Apr. 10; click here for information about costs and benefits.
- Donate goods or services for the teacup, silent, and live auctions; click here for an auction donation form. Contributions due by Apr. 21.
- Buy tickets ($100 each) to Wonder Women ’17, which will be held at The Bushnell from 5:30-8:30pm and emceed by Rebecca Stewart, Director, News Service at Hartford Hospital. Half the cost of each ticket is tax deductible.
- Honor your own Wonder Women: Hundreds of additional women are recognized each year in the Women Women program, thanks to donations made in their names by their friends, colleagues, and families. Click here to honor the Wonder Woman in your life — a great Mother’s Day gift! Choose from two different cards: Someone Thinks You’re Wonderful or Happy Mother’s Day.
For more information about Wonder Women ’17 or about Malta House of Care in general, please contact Executive Director Michelle M. Murphy.