Keynote Speaker: Jeannette Walls
Author of the bestselling memoir “The Glass Castle”
Still on The New York Times Paperback Best Sellers List
Now a Feature Film
A childhood memoir of resilience and redemption, “The Glass Castle” is a compelling look into a uniquely dysfunctional family. The Walls’ wildly unconventional parents loved their children but were incapable of caring for them. Jeannette will share the story of her childhood — a turbulent, free-spirited adventure punctuated by poverty and neglect — and how it shaped her life.
The Inaugural ‘Transforming Lives Award’ Will Be Presented to Patricia “Pat” C. Phillips
Transforming Lives Luncheon Committee
Chairs: Kim Dickinson, Susie Lindenberg, Kaysie Uniacke
Members: Maryann Bovich-Muller, Jen Forlizzi, Amy Gold, Noreen Kennedy, Alison Kohlmeyer, Clare Kretzman, Liz Mackie, Tina Madon, Melissa McKeithen, Ali Milne, Karen Perry, Heather Raker, Sarah Ritchey, Jan Smith, Kelly Wheeler, Liz Whitney, Jane Yezzi
Lead Sponsor: GE Energy Financial Services
Silver Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Supporter: First County Bank
Exclusive Media Sponsor: Darien New Canaan Magazine / Moffly Media