W.I.N.E's Partnership with Women’s Lunch Place


Women in Insurance in New England (W.I.N.E.) is celebrating their 10th anniversary in partnership with the Boston-based charity, Women’s Lunch Place (WLP). In 2009, W.I.N.E formed as a small committee of women from the insurance industry and has since then grown to a committee of 16 women and a distribution list of 800 women across the New England Area. Their goal was to not only provide networking events for women in the insurance industry, but also to find a women’s charity that reflects the same morale as them that would benefit from the women’s insurance industry network. After researching charities in Boston they came upon Women’s Lunch Place (WLP), a non-profit serving anyone who self- identifies as a woman.

WLP dedicates their time to serving women experiencing homelessness or poverty in the Boston area by providing a safe, comfortable daytime shelter, nutritious food, and other support services. They treat women with dignity and respect, and foster a community dedicated to meeting each woman’s unique needs.

After a first successful Nine & W.I.N.E. golf outing in October 2009, W.I.N.E. has since then had eight spring Mother's Day card drive/networking receptions and eight more Nine & W.I.N.E. golf outings including two sold-out events. W.I.N.E. also continuously provide volunteers to WLP from all ranks within the organization. They anticipate an increase in “volunteer raising” in the future.

What makes this decade-long partnership so successful is the high morale as well as the hard-working and passionate teams on either ends that make it their mission to make great things happen. This partnership has introduced W.I.N.E. to numerous guests from WLP and a passionate team that has made their jobs not only easy but equally as humbling. W.I.N.E. is excited to continue this journey and hopes you will support their efforts to give back to the community and strengthen networking among not just the women in New England, but also amongst their peer organizations.

Recently, W.I.N.E hosted the Sipping with a Purpose: 2018 Beer & Wine Tasting fundraiser in support of the WLP.  They raised almost $15,000!!!  This fundraiser brings the new total W.I.N.E. donation since 2009 to almost $230,000.  Another amazing accomplishment! View our video from the fundraiser.

Save the date for their 10th Annual Nine & W.I.N.E. Golf Outing:  Wednesday, 10/10/18 @ Stow Acres Country Club.

Rani Wise