Be smart! Support The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham at Smart Party, October 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Haven

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Two women smile and pose together at Smart Party 2018.
All smiles at Smart Party 2018. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

It’s time to join The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham at the 8th Annual Smart Party. This year’s Smart Party will be held at Haven on Thursday, October 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM. For the first time ever, Smart Party is also offering a VIP Experience that you won’t want to miss.

So, purchase Smart Party tickets today. Proceeds help The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham create more opportunities for Alabama women and their families.

A group of people pose for a photo together at Smart Party 2018.
Mixing and mingling at Smart Party 2018. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

ICYMI: here’s what you need to know about The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

Since 1996, The Women’s Fund has worked towards increasing economic opportunity for women across the state through philanthropy, research, and advocacy.

“The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is building a stronger Alabama by investing in women.”

Melanie R. Bridgeforth, President & CEO
Three women smile and pose together while waiting in line for drinks at Smart Party 2018.
You can go to a regular party, or you can go to Smart Party. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

For example, The Women’s Fund invests in post-secondary education, job training, and affordable childcare. But investing is just one of many ways The Women’s Fund effects change in Alabama.

In addition, The Women’s Fund is a significant advocate for a more equitable and inclusive workforce. It also conducts valuable research that helps make those changes possible across the state.

Smart moves for a smarter Alabama

Four women smile and pose together at Smart Party 2018.
Bright smiles from these smart women. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham hosted its first Smart Party in 2012. This live and online crowdfunding event has subsequently become its signature fundraiser. Now, hundreds of change-makers and mountain-movers unite to support The Women’s Fund through Smart Party.

“Smart Party is an opportunity for people to join our community of philanthropists and leverage the power of collective giving to be a bold force for gender equity.”

Melanie R. Bridgeforth, President & CEO
Two women smile and pose together while holding drinks at Smart Party 2018.
Cheers to smart women in Alabama! Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

Smart Party exists to both honor the region’s smartest women and raise support so that others can do the same.

When you purchase a ticket to Smart Party 2019, you also receive your own fundraising page. Then, you can share that page with any network or social platform you have to help raise support for The Women’s Fund. There are even prizes for those who make the most of this fundraising opportunity.

A group of four women pose and smile together at Smart Party 2018.
Smart women for a smarter Alabama. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

Get your Smart Party tickets today and support The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham.

Meet the Who’s Who of women leading Birmingham into tomorrow

Each year, Smart Party also selects a group of 10 women who ignite change in their industries and communities. And certainly, this year’s list is as strong as ever.

So, without further ado, meet the Smart Honorees of 2019.

Above photos courtesy of The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

Additionally, the chair of Smart Party 2019 is smart woman Javacia Harris Bowser. Javacia is a writer, editor and coach in addition to being founder of See Jane Write, an online community for women who write and blog.

“Smart Party embodies what The Women’s Fund is all about—being a voice for women. Every guest is empowered to use their own voice (and their smart phones) to create change that multiplies.”

Javacia Harris Bowser

Details, Details, Details

The Smart Honorees of 2018 stand in a line. Each one holds a different pose while smiling.
The Smart Honorees of 2018. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

Remember, Smart Party 2019 is happening on Thursday, October 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Haven.

Tickets start at $85, and all proceeds help support The Women’s Fund’s advocacy, research, and investments in community organizations.

General tickets to Smart Party 2019 include:

  • Entry to the event, plus complementary valet parking
  • Wine, beer and delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres
Shipt's CEO Kelly Caruso stands smiling as though ready to give a speech.
Kelly Caruso, the CEO of Birmingham-based tech company Shipt. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

With the purchase VIP Experience tickets, you also receive another hour of celebration. This experience begins at 4:30 PM and includes everything previous listed, plus:

So, are you feeling smarter already? I know I am. Purchase your tickets to Smart Party 2019 today, then follow The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

However, if you can’t attend this year but want to support The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, you can still be a fundraiser. You can also make a donation.

How have some of these Smart Party honorees made an impact on your life? Let us know on social @BhamNow or tagging #BhamNow.

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