Annual Luncheon

2018 Annual Women 4 Women Luncheon

Smart Elizabeth PROMOPIC

Keynote: Abduction Survivor, Elizabeth Smart
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Marriott Louisville Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street


  • Registration

    Join us for our Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 10 at Louisville Marriott Downtown.

  • Sponsorships


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    Speaker Sponsor  $15,000
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  • Speaker

    Smart Elizabeth PROMOPIC
    Welcome 2018 Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Smart
    Abduction Survivor, Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation,
    Insiring Communicator of Hope

    The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Smart was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Smart back to her family on March 12, 2003 after being held prisoner for 9 grueling months.

    Through this traumatic experience Smart has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which lead to conviction.

    Founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Smart has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions.

    Smart has chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, My Story. In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors guide, entitled, You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment. This guide is meant to encourage children who have gone through similar experiences not to give up but to know that there is hope for a rewarding life.

    Smart’s abduction and recovery continues to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes vigilance by everyday people and the belief that hope always exist to find every missing child.

    Smart’s example is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event. Smart attended Brigham Young University, studying music as a harp performance major. She married her husband Matthew in 2012.

  • Heart of Community Award

    This award honors a person or organization that has given beyond the limits of ordinary activity. The award is earned by one whose life is shaped by the mysterious power of the human heart, who believes this to be true:

    "The heart sees as the eyes cannot. It guides as intelligence cannot. It leads as strength cannot. The heart transforms knowledge into wisdom, brings focus to passion, and effect to commitment. The heart surpasses self, illuminates darkness, and inspires excellence. As we release the heart, fear fades, and our best, as one or many, stands clear before us." - Author Unknown

    This award was first given in 2002 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Women 4 Women. Recipients are recognized for their service and dedication to the community as a whole.

    Past Recipients:


    Alice Bridges



    Dawne Gee



    Reba Doutrick




    Lindy B. Street




    Joyce Seymour




    Mary Gwen Wheeler




    Madeline Abramson




    Nicholas X. Simon




    C. Dennis Riggs




    University of Louisville




    Bettie and Charlie Johnson




    Lois Mateus




    Bruce Maza




    Andy Fishcer, Debbie Scoppechio and Cathy Zion


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