Fall Luncheon

Each year the Shelby Community Foundation Women’s Fund has a luncheon to inform the community about relevant topics. The organizations and people fighting these issues need funds, and Shelby Community Foundation provides grants each year at the luncheon to help with the funding. The Foundation cannot do this alone. Your help is needed so the Foundation can continue being effective with community needs. Please consider a donation at this time. Just choose a Fund in the drop down box below and click on the DONATE button to make the payment. Thank you for your help!

The 2019 Fall Luncheon to Benefit KnowResolve

On October 4, 2019, the Shelby Community Foundation held its annual Fall Luncheon Stepping Up for Women. This year, the Women’s Fund committee continued its mission to provide educational information for the community on important and relevant subjects facing us all in today’s world. Recent events have highlighted human trafficking and opioid use. This year the focus was on bullying and cyberbullying.

We were pleased to feature two speakers who offered information on how people can address this important issue that affects young and old. State Senator Peter Lucido, who authored and helped pass Michigan’s Cyberbullying law, explained what constitutes cyberbullying and the consequences of anyone who uses electronics to bully.

Also featured was Mr. Kevin Epling, national Co-Director of Bully Police USA and author of Matt’s Law on bullying in Michigan. Mr. Epling has spent the last 17 years fighting bullying after losing his son to suicide over bullying. He explained that people need to understand the bullying of today is far different then the bullying of years ago and we do have laws in place to help.

The impact of these speakers was striking and immediate. One individual was moved to fund a local elementary school program on bullying. Another parent reached out and received counseling information from KnowResolve. A Macomb County parenting group and another Michigan school district expressed interest in featuring Mr. Epling at their events. The Women’s Fund committee was humbled and honored at the response of those who attended.

The Shelby Community Foundation Women’s Fund also elected to provide a $5,000 grant to KnowResolve, a Shelby Township teen suicide prevention group which has opened The SHED – a place for teens to socialize and seek help when needed which will also provide suicide prevention counseling for both teens and parents.

The Women’s Fund was created by the Shelby Community Foundation to support women, families and children in our community. It is only possible to this with the support of donors and from those who attend our fundraisers. To continue our work, we need the financial support of our community for this fund to grow and continue helping our community. Any and all donations to the Women’s Fund are sincerely appreciated.

About the Women’s Fund

The women who stepped up and generously established the Women’s Fund in 2012 wanted a means to enhance the lives of women and children in our community. They wanted to send the message, “Someone you may never meet, cares about you.” Through scholarships and community grants, the Women’s Fund is building a unique legacy to improve the lives of women and children now and forever.

The Women’s Fund offers women the opportunity to find their philanthropic voice. For more information on the Women’s Fund or to find out how you can help, call Shelby Community Foundation at 586-909-5305.

The inaugural Fall Luncheon was held on November 9, 2012 and featured the Honorable Maura D. Corrigan as the keynote speaker. She was the Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services at the time, and former Michigan Supreme Court Justice.

About the Women’s Fund

The women who stepped up and generously established the Women’s Fund in 2012 wanted a means to enhance the lives of women and children in our community. They wanted to send the message, “Someone you may never meet, cares about you.” Through scholarships and community grants, the Women’s Fund is building a unique legacy to improve the lives of women and children now and forever.

The Women’s Fund offers women the opportunity to find their philanthropic voice. For more information on the Women’s Fund or to find out how you can help, call Shelby Community Foundation at 586-909-5305.

The inaugural Fall Luncheon was held on November 9, 2012 and featured the Honorable Maura D. Corrigan as the keynote speaker. She was the Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services at the time, and former Michigan Supreme Court Justice.