• Wiawaka’s Annual June Fundraiser, Ladies of the Lake Luncheon, Moves to September 2020

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    April 23, 2020
    Due to COVID-19 concerns, Wiawaka Center for Women in Lake George announced its annual Ladies of the Lake Luncheon held at the Lake George Club, will move from Monday, June 15th to Monday, September 21st, 2020. Tickets are $100 per person and provides critical funding for Wiawaka to maintain its historic property and buildings. Tickets may be purchased online at wiawaka.org and sell out quickly. For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to www.wiawaka.org.

    Wiawaka is seeking nominations for the “Mary Fuller, Women Helping Women Award”, given at the luncheon to an organization or individual who has made a positive difference in the lives of women. Wiawaka was founded by Mary Fuller for women in 1903 and is the oldest and longest continuously operating retreat center for women in America. Nominations for the Mary Fuller Award are being accepted until August 30th.

    In 1903, Mary Fuller, the daughter of a Troy industrialist, used her position and wealth to help young, mainly immigrant women textile workers, millworkers and laundresses in Troy and Cohoes escape the city and enjoy affordable respite on Lake George. In its first summer of operation 176 guests came. From the start, Mary Fuller enlisted the help of socially progressive benefactresses to raise funds to support her vision and provide scholarships for respite. Today funds are used for needed programs, scholarships and to preserve the historic property.

    The nomination form for the Mary Fuller Award can be found on the website, www.wiawaka.org. Contact the Executive Director, Doreen Kelly for sponsorship or volunteer opportunities by emailing wiawakadirector@gmail.com or by calling (518) 668-9690.

    In 2019 the Glens Falls Hospital Nursing SANE Team, (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) received the award for work they had been doing since September 2016 to help local, sexual assault victims receive the care and support they deserve during the evidence collection process. ###

    Wiawaka Center for Women is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of women through wellness, learning and art. Since the early 1900s, artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, have spent summers painting on Wiawaka’s beautiful lakeside property. Wiawaka is proud to honor our tradition and embrace the future as we work to maintain this historic property and fulfill the mission set forth by our founder, Mary Fuller. 
    Doreen Kelly, Executive Director
    (518) 668-9690