7th Annual Women’s Luncheon

Please Join Us
for the
7th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon
An inspiring discussion on philanthropic leadership
Moderated by:
COLETTE STANZLER: Colette is a principal at Root Cause, a partner to non-profits, foundations and governments working to improve lives.  She is an expert in evidence-based best practices for strong organizations and effective programs.  Profiled as an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Journal in 2014, Colette holds an MBA from MIT, a Master’s of Public Administration from Harvard, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester.  She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the  Phoenix Charter Academy Network.
PENNY AUSTEN: Penny is the co-Founder and President of ThinkGive, a non-profit whose mission is to inspire young people to make giving a way of life.  Penny is a former Board Chair of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest and lives in Concord with her husband and three children.  Penny holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA from McGill University.
BETH ATHANASOULAS: Beth has been actively involved with fundraising at Room to Grow, a non-profit that is dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born in poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.  For the past five years Beth and her husband Jamie have served as co-Chairs for Room to Grow’s Annual Gala, which hosts over 500 guests and raises close to $500,000.  Beth holds a BS in Environmental Science from Bates College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

AJ GRISWOLD: A United States Olympian and gold and silver medal winner in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics, AJ currently works as a sports broadcaster and has reported on four Olympics for NBC.  AJ stays close to the game of hockey serving as a youth coach, an athletic director with USA Hockey and a board member with the USA Hockey Foundation.  Along with her family,  for ten years AJ ran Charity on Ice, a fundraising event that successfully raised one million dollars to payoff construction debt for the newly constructed Nantucket Ice Community Rink.  
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Nashawtuc Country Club
1861 Sudbury Rd., Concord MA
Individual Tickets are $50
Tables of 8 are $400
The Concord-Carlisle community is rich with examples of community members who are having a tremendous impact, both locally and regionally, addressing daunting challenges and making a significant difference.
Through their personal journeys and stories, the panelists will explore universal questions about their philanthropic efforts and share experiences about the choices they have made and the lessons they have learned.