Dashaway Luncheon

The Dashaway Luncheon is a celebration of the impact our Clubs have in empowering young girls through our SMART Girls program.

Join the celebration for young lives transformed

Held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, this event features a keynote address by Ivy Watts, Founder of Beautifully Simply You.

Ivy Watts, a former Division II All-American track athlete, who appeared to have it all together, graduating Summa Cum Laude and a top 30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, on the inside struggled daily with anxiety, self-worth and depression, in silence. After finally seeking help, Ivy is now dedicated to promoting mental wellness and reducing stigma around mental illness by sharing her story through public speaking and her blog, Beautifully Simply You. Ivy empowers others to speak their truths, know that they are not alone, learn the beauty of self-love and find strength to keep fighting for their tomorrows.   

Additionally, each year, we honor women who’ve made significant contributions to our Clubs or SMART Girls with the Jan-Gee McCollam Champion of Young Women Award.

Save the date,  Thursday, November 7, 2019

Click Here to Purchase a Ticket

For information about table sponsorships or individual tickets, please contact Matt Broderick, Vice President of Development at 860-929-7665 or email.

Empowering girls with leadership skills

The need to invest in, inspire and empower the next generation of young women leaders in our Clubs through SMART Girls has never been more important. SMART Girls is a health, life skills and empowerment program for girls ages 8 to 18.

Building esteem and fueling potential

Through the program, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

Join us on November 7, 2019

Help us honor the incredible contributions that women – past and present – have made to our Clubs and celebrate the young lives transformed by SMART Girls.



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