Women’s Way celebrates 10 years of galas in support of women’s issues

    Women’s Way has helped give a collective voice to woman across southeastern Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia region for 35 years.

    At the 10th annual Women’s Way Fall Gala, the coalition recognized event founder Joanne Berwind, as an advocate of women and girls. The benefit, held at Loews Hotel Philadelphia, included cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, and a night of dancing.

    The 250 guests in attendance at the Sept. 14 event raised more than $250,000 for three key Women’s Way programs – advocacy, public education, and grantmaking. These programs address such issues as women’s health, domestic and community violence, workplace equity, and leadership development for girls.

    A video entitled “One Voice” was shown, profiling women and girls whose lives have been affected by the work of Women’s Way.

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    Two post-gala parties were also held for many of the foundation’s donors, featuring food prepared by the venerable, Georges Perrier. Susan Sherman hosted a Patrons’ Party Sept. 23 at Berwind’s newly renovated farmhouse while Carole and Joseph Shanis gave the Benefactors’ Party Oct. 4 at their home on Rittenhouse Square.

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