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January 10, 2018

Women's Fund of Central Indiana Brings Former First Lady Michelle Obama to Indy

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, will host “A Moderated Conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama,” at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This event was made possible through the generosity of sponsors Cindy Simon Skjodt, Derica Rice & Robin Nelson-Rice, and Deborah Joy Simon.

Tickets sales begin at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12 and are available online at or at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office.

As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.

“Michelle Obama and Women’s Fund share common interests,” says Jennifer Pope Baker, the organization’s executive director. “We are both invested in improving the lives of women and girls. It is an incredible honor to be able to host this special evening. Mrs. Obama’s work is an inspiration.” Baker added that Women’s Fund is working with select grantees to distribute 500 free event tickets to women and girls who may not otherwise be able to attend the event.

Alecia DeCoudreaux will serve as moderator for the evening. A founding board member of Women’s Fund, DeCoudreaux is the former president of Mills College, a liberal arts college for women, as well as a former Eli Lilly and Company executive. Heather McLaughlin and Robin Nelson-Rice will co-chair the event.

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Women’s Fund was founded in 1996 and is now a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The fund invests in the lives of women and girls in Central Indiana because when a woman is successful, her community is strengthened. Women’s Fund raises money, gives it away and teaches philanthropy.