The Girl Within Luncheon 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 the over 500 guests who attended our 2018 Girl Within Luncheon on Friday, December 7, and to our sponsors – especially our presenting sponsor, The Hartford. Because of their generosity, we raised over $190,000 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 2018 luncheon and our speakers >

Pictured: Carrie Firestone, 2018 Woman of the Year; Jeanmarie Cooper, Girl Within Luncheon chair and member of The Village’s Board; Genesis Martinez, guest speaker; Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Village; Beth Bombara, CFO of The Hartford (presenting sponsor) and member of The Village’s board; Brett Francis, mental health advocate and keynote speaker; and Irene O’Connor, anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning on WFSB-TV, Ch. 3 and event emcee.

















The Hartford





Fairview Capital Partners, Inc.


All Waste, Inc.
Arbella Insurance Foundation
Eastern Connecticut State University
Max Cares Foundation


Hartford Hospital
Liberty Bank
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
United Technologies Corporation
Webster Bank