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Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives

Celebrating Women,Transforming Lives Luncheon Celebration

Friday, June 16, 2023
11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Danada House, Wheaton

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Join us for the 13th annual Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives luncheon as we celebrate two outstanding women in our community who are agents of change for others.

We will honor Maria Salgado with the Lives Transformed award. Maria is a Bridge graduate who now mentors other mothers. Erica Nelson, a community leader who epitomizes service to others, will be presented with the Transforming Lives Award.

Join us for beautiful springtime views from the lovely Danada House in Wheaton and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch prepared by My Chef Catering.

A special thank you goes to the DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund for providing a matching grant of $20,000 in support of the event and the families served. The Charitable Fund was established by Duly Health and Care physicians in partnership with the DuPage Foundation.

For more information about our events, please contact Margo Matthew at (630) 403-5091, or

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With your help, the women of Bridge Communities will be transformed into self-sufficient
mothers able to support themselves and their families with a future that looks as bright as a butterfly’s wings.

You can make a difference by becoming a member of the Monarch Society. A gift of $500 or more qualifies you as a member of the Monarch Society.

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