GREENSBORO, N.C. – Television broadcast veteran and bestselling author Jane Pauley, best known for her longtime role as co-host of NBC’s Today and Dateline programs, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Women to Women Celebration Luncheon, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro announced today.
The luncheon is set for Monday, Oct. 20, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center.
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“Jane Pauley is one of the most famous and respected women in television broadcast history,” said June Basden, chair of this year’s event. “Her accomplishments – as well as her continuing work on behalf of many issues Women to Women cares about – made her an overwhelming choice for this year’s speaker. We are thrilled that nearly 1,000 women will be able to hear her message in person this fall.”
Pauley remains a monthly contributor to Today, and in January her latest book was released. Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life takes an inspiring look at the opportunities that lie ahead for anyone who is ready for change. She also is the author of the New York Times bestseller Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, a memoir of self-reflection and wellness in which Pauley revealed how medical treatment for hives triggered bipolar depression at the age of 50.
In addition, Pauley is a highly regarded advocate for mental health, children’s health and education issues. She is married to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau. They have three grown children.
The fifth annual Celebration Luncheon continues the work of Women to Women – the first permanent grantmaking endowment of its kind in the Greensboro area. A fund at The Community Foundation, Women to Women was established by women for women – to help improve the lives of other women and their families in the Greensboro area. For the next three years, Women to Women’s grantmaking will focus on transformative programs that help women establish economic independence.
The Women to Women fund already has achieved its initial $3 million goal, and work has begun on raising an additional $2 million. Once all pledges of the new $5 million goal have been fulfilled, the fund is expected to generate $200,000 annually in grant support.
This year, Women to Women is pleased to continue its partnership with the News & Record, the luncheon’s Presenting Sponsor, in presenting the new News & Record Woman of the Year Award – recognizing a woman who has made a tremendous, positive impact on the Greensboro area.
For more information on Women to Women, visit CFGG.org.
About Jane Pauley
A respected broadcast journalist for over 30 years, Jane Pauley’s career has spanned morning, primetime and daytime television making her one of the most recognizable personalities in America.
Pauley’s network television career began as co-host of NBC’s Today Show, she was founding co-anchor of Dateline NBC, and host of The Jane Pauley Show. Partnering with AARP, Pauley is currently contributing to NBC’s Today Show in a monthly series, “Your Life Reimagined TODAY,” which features people who have reinvented the way they work or live.
Her new book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life, goes deeper into this inspiring look at the opportunities that lie ahead for anyone who is ready for change. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, a memoir of self-reflection and wellness in which Pauley revealed how medical treatment for hives triggered bipolar depression at the age of 50.
A member of the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, Pauley has been honored with multiple Emmys and other awards, including the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Edward R Murrow Award for outstanding achievement, the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s Paul White Award for lifetime contribution to electronic journalism, the Gracie Allen Award Outstanding Achievement by American Women in Radio & Television and the first international Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communication.
Pauley is member of the board of directors of The Children’s Health Fund and The Mind Trust. She serves on the leadership board of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and is co-chair of the Ambassadors Council of Freedom from Hunger.
Pauley is a highly regarded advocate for mental health, children’s health, and education issues.
She is married to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau. They have three grown children.