Founded over 26 years ago, The Central Florida Women’s League is a group of 125+ women dedicated to Community, Charity and Culture combined.
We are proud of our members and our collective accomplishments to help those less fortunate in our community as well as assist aspiring young women in their pursuit of a higher education.
CFWL is entirely a volunteer organization. It is only through the tremendous effort and generosity of our league members, patron sponsors, benefactors and corporate sponsors that we have been able to raise and contribute over 2 million dollars to students and local charities. Our fundraising efforts encompass many different events, such as The Taste of Windermere, and our fall and spring events. Each year we encourage local individuals and corporations to become our partners in these efforts through sponsorships and our “Feed the Need”campaign. Service projects, where hands on assistance is provided to charities by league members, is a vital part of our annual giving agenda.
Our members are inspired and humbled by the impact of their volunteer efforts. Please join us in MAKING A DIFFERENCE!Michelle Greene CFWL President - 2015–2016 Click here to make a general donation
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From the President...
Our Meet & Greet had a wonderful turnout of members and guests that wanted to learn more about our organization. We will be inducting 4 new members at our luncheon this month from our event. Please personally welcome all of them at the luncheon. Thank you Mary Colton (our own Martha Stewart) and Social Committee for putting on such a fabulous event.
Thank you everyone who came to the September luncheon at Second Harvest Food Bank. Our members toured the facility, who’s mission is to fight hunger in our community and transform lives. There are over 200,000 “food insecure” children in just Central Florida alone. Please consider helping this wonderful organization by making a donation.
This month, our program will be at the JW Marriott sponsored by Orlando Health. Thank you Orlando Health! Our guest speaker will be Dr. Nathalie McKenzie who will discuss cancer awareness and prevention. I encourage everyone to wear pink to celebrate and promote hope and strength.
November’s luncheon will be at The Alfond Inn. We will be bringing back our slightly used handbag auction. Please bring your slightly used handbag to the October luncheon. If you can’t make the luncheon, please contact Melissa Barry.
Please take a few minutes to enjoy this month’s newsletter. It is packed with information that you need to know. Also, for any new members, please “Like” the CFWL page on Facebook if you are an active Facebook user so that you can share in all the fun with your fellow members. We post about events that we are involved in the community. Posting to our Facebook page gives us the opportunity to promote positive press for our organization.
Lastly, thank you to all the members of the League. The time and effort your committees dedicate to the League helps to the overall success! With you volunteering, we can give back to the community through service, scholarships and charitable grants to those who are less fortunate. Thank you to your dedication.
CFWL in the Community!
LYNX & CFWL
EXCITING NEWS: The Central Florida Women’s League was one of nine winners of the Lynx Public Service Contest. This means that for one year our logo and mission will be displayed on the Public Service Bus as it makes it regular schedule through Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. On Wednesday April 15th the bus with our logo was unveiled. The ceremony took place at the Amway Center and was hosted by John Lewis CEO of Lynx and Mayor Jacobs.
Congressman Daniel Webster & CFWL
What an honor to have Congressman Daniel Webster at our Annual Scholarship luncheon. He congratulated the CFWL for our work in the Central Florida community and our efforts to further education for deserving students. The congressman presented us with a beautiful American flag that will be displayed at upcoming meetings and luncheons.
Congressman Webster said: "After seeing members of the Central Florida Women's League during my visit to the Bread of Life non-profit organization in Ocoee a couple of weeks ago, it was a pleasure to be invited to join them this week for their monthly luncheon. During the meeting, the Central Florida Women’s League Foundation awarded tens of thousands of dollars in educational scholarships to outstanding high school students in our community. I was honored to join them in recognizing their scholarship winners and thank them for the work they are doing to invest in our community."