Linda Warden, Executive Director
Warden, Wesley and Cunningham
After months of preparation our 21st Women of Promise event has come and gone already. And what a wonderful night it was! The night's honoree, Darlene Wesley, shared her passionate story of struggle to reinvent herself highlighting why she is so deserving of this recognition. Cardinal Health was a gracious host in providing the gorgeous setting in which our signature event was held. With the generosity and competitive spirit (thanks to the mobile bidding system) of all of our sponsors, donors, attendees, volunteers and staff 2016 has been our most successful year in the history of this event! Thanks to all of you we have raised $247,347.50. We had a very driven Women of Promise event committee this year and I would like to thank Martha Hubbell from Huntington, committee chair, and Sara Cotter from Cardinal Health for their tireless guidance and leadership and Shawn Ireland of Fox 28's  Good Day Columbus for serving as a wonderful mistress of ceremonies. Finally, I hope you will all join me in congratulating our Development Director, Meredith Kitts, for a job very well done! With her vision and tenacity Women of Promise has reached new heights.

Women of Promise 2016
Congratulations, Darlene Wesley! 
Our 2016 Woman of Promise!

Darlene came to the Center as a newly single parent, struggling to keep food on the table, and in a new city. After graduating from the Center, Darlene got a job at Sunrise Senior Living as a care manager. After a year, she decided to go back to school full time and earned her Masters' degree in Social Work at The Ohio State University.  Darlene is now a licensed social worker employed at Maryhaven. Most recently, she has been accepted in the MBA program at a local university and will start classes in the fall.

Upcoming Events
Summer Events Add a Splash of Fun to Fundraising!

After the phenomenal success of our Women of Promise event this Spring, we are excited to announce the upcoming dates for our Driving for New Directions Golf Classic and the Annual Wine Tasting to benefit NDCC.  These two events have provided eight years of support to our lean summer months, but they are also our most beloved and fun-filled events!  Plan to join us!
2016 Annual Wine Tasting
Saturday August 13, 2016
7:00 to 10:00pm

The Danters and the Parkers will once again host this event! The $75 Tickets are limited to just 100 guests and include tastings of a selection of 8 wines paired with exceptional dishes, a silent auction, and the opportunity to purchase the featured wines by the bottle or case.  Visit our website to reserve your glass today!
Driving for New Directions Golf Classic
Monday August 15, 2016
Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club
1:00 Shotgun Start

Our good friends at Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club will host us again for an afternoon of fun and philanthropy!  You can purchase a foursome for $500 or join as an individual golfer for $125.  Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this great event!  Get your tickets today on our website!

Now Accepting Applications for E3: August Cohort
E3 is designed to help women in central Ohio become "educated, empowered and elevated" to a new level of financial stability for themselves and their families. No matter how their circumstances may differ - E3 is for women who want to pursue higher education with support and a clear plan.

To learn more, give our E3 Program Coordinator, Michelle Cobbs, a call at 614-849-0028 x103 no later than July 6th to start the application process.

Upcoming Programs

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