CommUNITY Lunch to Feature Kym Worthy

The community is invited to attend the CommUNITY Lunch hosted by The Women’s Fund of Greater Rochester on June 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. This year’s guest speaker will be Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

Women’s Fund 2010-2011 Board President, Linda Bermingham comments, This luncheon is our way of bringing the community together to hear dynamic speakers, such as this years’ guest speaker, Kym Worthy, and to remind the community about the benefits of contributing to The Women’s Fund and other local endowed funds held at the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester.”

Worthy will speak about her efforts to bring change to Metro Detroit and beyond. This will be a rare opportunity to hear Worthy speak and the event is sure to sell out. Registration for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with luncheon at noon and the presentation beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets are $50. Valet parking and cash bar available. All proceeds will benefit The Women’s Fund, an endowment fund supporting women throughout the greater Rochester area and beyond.
“It is such an honor to have not only a group of people in our community who continue to give back in large and small ways, but to also welcome Kym Worthy to our event this year,” said Peg Hamilton, director of Community Foundation of Greater Rochester.

The Women’s Fund is a celebration of the past, a philanthropic voice for the present, and a gift to the future. As an endowed fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, The Women’s Fund provides a permanent legacy for the future of this community.

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About Kym Worthy
In 2008 Kym Worthy charged and successfully prosecuted ex-mayor of  Detroit Kwame M. Kilpatrick and his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty. The case garnered national and international press coverage. She has been widely acknowledged for her courage and integrity in charging a case that could have negatively impacted her political career.  As a result of this case Worthy has received the following awards and honors: , 2009 Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence Award; 2009 Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club Public Servant of the Year; 2008 Detroit Free Press Renaissance Hero; 2008 Radio One Newsmaker of the Year; 2008 Channel 7 Spotlight on the News Newsmaker of the Year; 2008 Spirit of Detroit Award; 2008 Crain’s Most Powerful Attorneys; 2008 MADD Outstanding Service Award; 2008 CLEO Legacy Public Service Award, and 2008 Crain’s Women to Watch.

Recognizing that “service is the rent we pay for living,” Worthy is active in The United Way, The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, The Lead Poisoning Task Force of Michigan, the Optimist Club, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She created the Alexandra Simone Fund for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Henry Ford Hospital in memory of her deceased daughter. The fund provides services to the parents of prematurely born infants. An advocate for all children, she frequently speaks out about the need for fostering and adoption of children who do not have a permanent home. Worthy was named one of “America’s Best and Brightest” by two nationally-circulated magazines, and has received over 100 other awards and honors for her public service and community leadership. She is a sought-after motivational speaker for youth, civic, and church organizations.


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