Women's Luncheon

Women's Luncheon Event Details

accomplishments of women in three professional fields at the museum’s 10th Annual Women’s
Luncheon entitled, “Designing Details: Cars, Clutches, and Collections.” The Women’s Luncheon,
held at the Hotel Roanoke, is an annual fundraiser celebrating women, art, and education. The money
raised supports the museum’s dynamic exhibition and curatorial programs. Awards are presented
annually, recognizing excellence in arts patronage and a commitment to arts education.
This year’s luncheon will take on a new and exciting format. Principle designers from Judith Leiber
Couture, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and the Museum of Modern Art will provide insight into
their unique careers in the art of design.

An annual fundraiser celebrating women, art, and education. Proceeds benefit the museum’s dynamic roster of exhibitions and programming- presenting our community with art that has garnered national and international acclaim.

»Click here» for details on table reservations.  Contact Holly DiGangi for further details.

A limited supply of general admission individual tickets will be released mid-October with priority registration for Museum members.

Keynote Speaker

Ann Compton

Ann Compton
Former White House Correspondent

Ann Compton began her broadcasting career in Virginia, where an internship at Hollins University led to a fulltime job reporting for WDBJ.  

Compton joined ABC News in 
1973. Only weeks after the Watergate scandal came to an end in 1974, Compton became the first woman assigned to cover the White House on a full-time basis by a network television news organization, and she was one of the youngest to receive the assignment. In addressing her retirement from ABC News after 41 years President Obama paid tribute to Compton saying: “Ann Compton, everybody here knows, is not only the consummate professional but is also a pleasure to get to know.”

 Award Recipients

Ann Fralin Award: Given annually at the Women’s Luncheon to a woman who has made extraordinary contributions in the arts and arts education. This year’s honoree is Nancy O. Gray, President at Hollins University.

Art Venture Award: Presented annually this award recognizes outstanding leaders in our community who support the arts, arts education, and volunteerism in partnership with the museum. This year’s honoree is Susan Jennings, Arts and Culture Coordinator for the City of Roanoke.

Student Event

Sunday, November 8, 3pm:  Join us Sunday afternoon for a special presentation from Ann Compton.  This is a free event for college students, a valid student ID is required at check-in. Seating is limited, pre-registration is requested.

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