MIA: Women of Tomorrow Hosts First Annual Rosé Day

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Marisa Toccin Lucas, Carol Iacovelli, Daniela Swaebe, Suzy Buckley Woodward, & Jennifer Valoppi
Marisa Toccin Lucas, Carol Iacovelli, Daniela Swaebe, Suzy Buckley Woodward, & Jennifer Valoppi

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program hosted its inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon to fantastic success—selling out and raising $80,000. The daytime event took place on November 23rd at Cecconi’s Miami Beach at Soho Beach House and was presented by Château d’Eesclans with a jewelry presentation by GRAFF.

Marisa Toccin Lucas & Swanee DiMare
Marisa Toccin Lucas & Swanee DiMare

The event began with a reception and sale in Soho’s lobby, which was abuzz with over 150 philanthropic ladies dressed in every shade of pink. Event co-chairs Suzy Buckley Woodward, Carol Iacovelli, Daniela Swaebe, Marisa Toccin Lucas and Jennifer Valoppi organized the event, which aims to help at-risk girls in 119 public high schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties through Women of Tomorrow.

Kristin Ducote & Katharine Rubino
Kristin Ducote & Katharine Rubino

Attendees got a head start on their holiday shopping from vendors such as SHAPOH fancy hats & fascinators, Gomez Gracia & Daniela Swaebe Fashion Jewelry, among others, in the pop-up marketplace. Throughout the program attendees enjoyed a raffle with donations from DOLCE & GABANNA and Château d’Esclans and many others.

Laura Finvarb, Tara McNamara, Marni Blickman, Alison Zhuk, Cindy Dana, & Michele Erez
Laura Finvarb, Tara McNamara, Marni Blickman, Alison Zhuk, Cindy Dana, & Michele Erez

Women of Tomorrow Gala & Philanthropic Chair, Marisa Toccin Lucas, said “It was an extraordinary afternoon of women reaching out to help at-risk young girls in our community. It was our Inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon and based on the success and amazing feedback we have received, I am confident that this is a start of a new tradition at Women of Tomorrow as we positively transform the lives of at-risk girls in South Florida.”

Cindy Dana, Michele Erez, & Tara Macnamara
Cindy Dana, Michele Erez, & Tara Macnamara

Miami-Dade Leadership Council members are Lauren Beall, Susanne Birbragher, Marni Blickman, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Michele Criden, Cindy Dana, Kristin Ducote, Michele Erez, Heidi Hoersman, Carol Iacovelli, Candise Shanbron Cernitz, Dana Shear, Tara Solomon, Lauren Sturges- Fernandez, Daniela Swaebe, Marisa Toccin Lucas, Jennifer Valoppi, Alexa Wolman and Alison Zhuk. Women of Tomorrow also raises funds through an annual gala, see pictures from the 2015 gala here. 

Nicole Lozano, Barbara Hevia, Jennifer Kennedy, & Eilah Beavers
Nicole Lozano, Barbara Hevia, Jennifer Kennedy, & Eilah Beavers

About Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program:
Women of Tomorrow was conceived in 1997 by Television Journalist Jennifer Valoppi and co- founded with Don Browne, retired Telemundo Network President. The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is designed to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. Women of Tomorrow currently mentors approximately 3,700 at-risk girls in 193 public high schools in South Florida, Metropolitan Detroit and Greater Philadelphia with its network of over 500 Mentors. Research shows that Women of Tomorrow mentees have increased self-esteem, a 95% high school graduation rate, and increased academic performance each year they are in the program, to a statistically significant degree. Women of Tomorrow has awarded close to $5 million in college scholarships to more than 1,700 Mentees. The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program has been recognized on the floor of U.S. Congress 8 times and has been ranked a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for four consecutive years, putting Women of Tomorrow in the top 9% of the more than 8,000 charities across the country rated by Charity Navigator.

For more information, call 305-371-3330 or visit www.womenoftomorrow.org.

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