Wiawaka Center for Women announced that its annual Ladies of the Lake Luncheon held at the Lake George Club will move from
Monday, June 15
to Monday, September 21st, 2020
. This event provides critical funding for Wiawaka to maintain its historic property and buildings. Tickets are a $100 per person and may be purchased by clicking below.
Wiawaka is seeking nominations for the
“Mary Fuller, Women Helping Women Award”,
given at the luncheon to an organization or individual who has made a positive difference in the lives of women. Wiawaka was founded by Mary Fuller for women in 1903 and is the oldest and longest continuously operating retreat center for women in America.
Nominations for the Mary Fuller Award are being accepted until August 30th and are available by
or by going online to
Nominees will be notified who the winner is in advance of the luncheon.
In 1903, Mary Fuller, the daughter of a Troy industrialist, used her position and wealth to help young, mainly immigrant women textile workers, mill workers and laundresses in Troy and Cohoes escape the city and enjoy affordable respite on Lake George. In its first summer of operation 176 guests came. From the start, Mary Fuller enlisted the help of socially progressive benefactresses to raise funds to support her vision and provide scholarships for respite. Today funds are used for needed programs, scholarships and to preserve the historic property.
In 2019 the Glens Falls Hospital Nursing SANE Team, (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) received the award for work they had been doing since September 2016 to help local, sexual assault victims receive the care and support they deserve during the evidence collection process.
Contact the Executive Director, Doreen Kelly for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (518) 668-9690.
Wiawaka Center for Women is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of women through wellness, learning and art. Since the early 1900s, artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, have spent summers painting on Wiawaka’s beautiful lakeside property. Wiawaka is proud to honor our tradition and embrace the future as we work to maintain this historic property and fulfill the mission set forth by our founder, Mary Fuller.