March 22, 2024       11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

On Friday, March 22 at Wolferts Roost Country Club, The Women’s Fund of the Capital Region will celebrate and recognize our 2024 Trailblazers and  WERC’s Community Leading Star. 

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2024 Trailblazers: These outstanding women of achievement have each blazed trails and impacted the lives of women and girls in our community:

     Tabitha Dunn, MA, Director of Domestic Violence Services at Unity House

     Chelly Hegan, LMHC, NCC, President/CEO of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood


2024 WERC’s Community Leading Star: Through her commitment to community service, she makes a positive impact and is a role model for women of all ages.    

     Barbara Wisnom, CPCC, ORSC, MS, Executive and Leadership Coach


Our honorees will present a panel discussion: Celebrating Our Sheroes. They will share with us stories about heroines in their lives - women who have influenced them - in a conversation moderated by Benita Zahn, MS, DPS, NBC-HWC, 

Our Honorary Committee Chair is Maggie Fronk, a Women's Fund 2017 Trailblazer.

Two scholarhip recipients will share their inspiring stories, including how The Women's Fund scholarship has helped them achieve their goals.

We are honored to continue celebrating Kathy Russom’s life through the scholarship in her name, funded by the Pursuit Board of Directors.

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. for people to socialize and bid on our Silent Auction. Luncheon and program go from noon to 1:30 p.m.




By Mail

Please respond by March 15, 2024.

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 Prize Drawing

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Please bring new items to donate at the luncheon. 
Thank you so much!

The Fresh Start Project

For women and children in these domestic violence shelters (Equinox, Safe Inc., Unity House, and Wellspring): skin & body care, make-up, razors, toothpaste, deodorant products -- including hotel & store sample sizes.

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

For Care Kits for Patients in Need: adhesive heat patches, large zipper cosmetic-type bags, disposable underpads, ultra-thin feminine pads, antiseptic wipes.




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