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The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announces a complimentary speaker luncheon series “Wisdom of Women” (WOW) in February and March with topics for women including philanthropy, estate planning and pioneering.
“Women rely on each other for references, guidance, thoughtful conversation and trust,” said Megan Marquardt, senior vice president, wealth services for The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. “We are proud to offer these empowering, relevant lectures featuring fascinating women shaping our community and our world.”
The events are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Robb & Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, and include a complimentary luncheon.
• Wednesday, Feb. 8: “Harness the Power of Philanthropy,” with Jeannie Infante Sager, director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The presentation will include the latest information on how women give, research on how gender shapes giving behaviors and trends in women’s and girls’ organizations in the U.S. The presentation will offer giving strategies and tax effective ways to give now and later.
• Thursday, March 9: “Protect Your Castle,” with attorney Janet Strickland, who specializes in wills, trusts and estate planning. She will talk about decisions women need to make when they become single through divorce or death of a spouse or partner, including money management, issues with children and how to date again without sharing too much information.
• Thursday, March 30: “Paving the Way,” with Damyanti “Rani” Gupta, the first degreed female engineer at Ford Motor Co.; mother of neurosurgeon and CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Rachel Pierce, former NBC news anchor and owner of the Rachel Pierce Art Gallery on Sanibel will interview Gupta about being an immigrant separated from her parents, a woman in a male-dominated industry and what she tells her granddaughters about the glass ceiling. The program will cover generational gifting.
“This is an ideal opportunity to continue to inspire women in all stages of life, while learning, sharing and making a difference,” said Carolyn Rogers, senior vice president, wealth services advisor.
Seating is limited, and registration is required. Programs are intended for guests who have $2 million in investible assets and higher. Contact Frances Steger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-472-8300.