20th Annual
Women's Breakfast

October 25, 2018 – 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

October 25, 2018 – 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Join us for our 20th Annual Women’s Breakfast
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Boston Marriott Copley Place.


This year’s guest speaker, Jeannette Walls, is best-selling author of “The Glass Castle,” one of the most highly anticipated major motion pictures of 2017. From the pages of her #1 New York Times best-selling book and the critically-acclaimed recently released film, Jeannette Walls moves you to realize the power of the human spirit as she inspires courage in the face of new and longstanding fears, and reveals how our weaknesses can be our greatest strengths.

A celebrated author, Jeannette is best known for her best-selling memoir, “The Glass Castle,” which details her life growing up in extreme poverty and the tale of her emergence from it. Named by Amazon in 2017 as one of the top 10 books of the decade, her inspiring story was brought to the big screen in one of the most highly-anticipated major motion pictures of the year starring Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Brie Larson as Jeannette.

2018 Event Committee

Co-Chairs: Michelle Hicks & Daniele Serafini

Mickey Ahearn
Meaghan Hooper Berdik
Egan Cammack
Teresa Chope
Barbara Elia
Sue O’Connell*
Janice Sturchio*
Krista Thompson
Karen Walsh*

*denotes Horizons Board member

For more information about the event, please contact us.

Thank you to our 2017 Corporate Sponsors:

Achieving The Impossible - $50,000

Coloring Outside The Lines - $25,000

Strengthening Our Families - $15,000

Advocating For Change - $10,000

Inspiring Imagination - $5,000

Building Bright Futures - $3,500

Thank you to our 2017 Individual Sponsors:

Coloring Outside the Lines – $25,000
Sandra & Paul Edgerley
Linda Mason* & Roger Brown
Mazzella Family Charitable Fund,
Lauren* and Joseph Mazzella

Strengthening Our Families – $15,000
Debb & Tim Diggins
Michael* & Barbara Eisenson
Susan Whitehead*

Advocating for Change – $10,000
Matt Epstein* & Deborah Hiatt
Kate* & Ford O’Neil
Luly & Maurice* Samuels

Inspiring Imaginations – $5,000
Pamela Mann & David Baron
Sarah* and Dana Nielsen
Sue* & Daniel O’Connell
Molly K. Shannon
Barbara Shapiro*
Laurie & Peter Thomsen
Susan & Michael Thonis
Linda J. Wondrack

Building Bright Futures – $3,500
Susie & Scott Allen
Glenn* & Kim Engler
Michelle & Cam Hicks
Joan & Edward Shankle

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