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Forum staff reports, Published November 16 2011

Women’s leadership luncheon raises $18K

FARGO – The annual United Way of Cass-Clay women’s leadership luncheon held Oct. 26 at the Holiday Inn here raised more than $18,000 for local early childhood education.

The event featured keynote speaker Liz Murray who shared her “Homeless to Harvard” story and included a Purses Plus silent auction. With more than 600 tickets sold, the event marked the largest event in the history of United Way of Cass-Clay.

Proceeds specifically support United Way-funded programs such as Imagination Library which sends free books to more than 8,000 local children ages 0-5 per month as well as kindergarten-readiness programs such as Keys to Kindergarten and Gearing Up for Kindergarten.