This event celebrates over 100 years of helping young women and girls who have experienced abuse and neglect make sustainable progress toward recovery and independence.

Funds raised through the Girl Within Luncheon support early intervention, educational and empowerment programs for young women, girls and their families.

We are so grateful to everyone who attended (nearly 500 in all) our 2017 Girl Within Luncheon on Friday, December 1, and to our sponsors – especially our presenting sponsor, The Hartford. Because of their generosity, we raised over $170,000 to support The Village’s life-changing programs for at-risk girls and young women in the Greater Hartford area.

View photos and learn more about the 2017 luncheon and our speakers >


Pictured: Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village; Alana Farnsworth, guest speaker; Jeanmarie Cooper, member of The Village’s Board and chair of the event; Regina Louise, author and keynote speaker; Irene O’Connor, anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning on WFSB-TV, Ch. 3 and event emcee; Francine Christiansen, 2017 Woman of the Year; and Sarah Morin from The Hartford, presenting sponsor.



The Hartford





Gold: Fairview Capital
: All Waste, Inc., Cigna, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Eastern Connecticut State University, Travelers
Bronze: Hartford Hospital at Hartford Healthcare, Robinson & Cole LLP, United Technologies Corporation, Webster Bank, N.A.
Print Sponsor: KÔTA

For sponsorship opportunities or to become a table captain in 2018, please contact Matt Southward,, 860-236-4511 x3358.