Visit our art exhibit in Old Town on the Northside of CooperSmith's Poolside Brewery:
The first unveiling of our Legacy Honoree portraits was April 18, 2021.
Click on PDF to right to read our Coloradoan article by Erin Udell.
This event was both a virtual and an inperson event. You can view
the event on our FB page: HerLegacyFortCollins and view a
recording on our YouTube Channel: LivingHer (space) Legacy
to keep everyone safe during Covid.
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The photo to the top left is a mockup of what the completed portrait installation will look like and to left a photo of the installed portraits, April 18th, 2021 of the first four Legacy Honorees.
Listen to our main artist on our Speaker Series; Meet our Artist on our YouTube Channel listed above, to meet Rachael Davis, our Artistic Director/Portrait artist. Patti Smith, Founder/Executive Director interviewed Rachel, during our speaker series on SAT, APR 10, 2021 2PM.
Summer of 2020 we offered an education speaker series:
1. AUG-HerStory FC: Our Suffragists, A Collaboration
2. SEPT-Women's Voices: A Conversation with Transformative Women
You can learn more in the pdf to the right and listen to them on our YouTube channel listed at the top of this page.
NOV 13 2019 Donor Appreciation event held at Purpose Brewing. Our speaker was Debbie Smith, RN 'Laughter in Your Life'
Legacy Honoree Recognition Open House March 31, 2018
Introduction of our 48 Legacy Honorees to our community.
The first introduction of our final 24 notable women selected to our community.
The first 24 notable women selected were introduced June 4, 2016 at our High Tea event.
RISE: Women's Singer-Song Writer Concert
2nd Fundraiser October 20, 2017
Special thanks to our musicians L-R:
Rosann Winn, Pam Tompkins,
Colleen Crosson and Saja Butler
Women Empowering Women-September 29, 2017
We thank four of our Notable Legacy women for attending last evening: Margit Hentschel, Patty Lopez, Sue Ferguson and Susan Kirkpatrick.
Event Co-Chairs: Sosamma Samuel-Burnett J.D. Founder & President, G.L.O.B.A.L Justice and Patti A. Smith, RN
Chair Zonta Club of Fort Collins
'Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins'
Historic Public Women's Art Exhibit
Left to right: Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, Beth Walker-Featured Speaker, Beth Bruno-Panelist, Patty Lopez-Panelist, Judith Barth-Panelist, Susan Kirkpatrick-Featured Speaker, Saja Butler-Panelist/Musician and Patti Smith
"There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women."
-Malala, Nobel Laureate
"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another.
We should raise each other up." -Serena Williams. Tennis Champion
"When we invest in women, we invest in the people who invest in everyone else. So when we match their commitment with our own, great things are possible." -Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation
"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it." -Estee Lauder
"True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up." -Sheri L. Dew, Author
Special Thanks to:
Our Featured Speakers and Panelists for their participation in today's Forum and tremendous leadership in our communities.
Everyday Joe's for their great support of Women Empowering Women as our
Colorado Women of Influence for their financial support of this Forum, and for their work in empowering women leaders.
Each of our Guests for joining us at this
Forum and being women comitted to
"True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed...Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection." - Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
"If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader."
- Dolly Parton, Singer/Songwriter
"A leader takes people where they want to go A great leader takes people where they don't neccessarily want to go, but ought to be."
- Rosalyn Carler, former First Lady
Donor Recognition at Loveland Museum Picasso exhibit
November 10, 2017
Donor Recognition at CooperSmith's Poolside Restaurant March 26, 2017
High Tea Recognition Event at Avery House Gardens, June 4, 2016
L-R Back Row: Heather Bonnema, Planning Team: Rachael Davis, Artist- Planning Team; Kirsten Johnson, Planning Team; Stu Tobet for Joan King, Guadalupe Salazar, Sister Mary Alice Murphy, Diana Wall, Vicki Loran for Ann Azari, Janet Gray for Nancy Gray, Denise Burson Freestone, Sue Furguson, Patti Smith and Stacey Jensen, Planning Team
L-R Front Row: Jerri Schmitz, Brownie McGraw, Susan Kirkpatrick, Blanche Hughes, Sandra Eddy for Glady S. Eddy, Lydia Dody and Betty Aragon-Motites