WFSA Announces 29th Annual Luncheon

Virtual fundraising series features acclaimed author, advocate Stephanie Land

The Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) announced its 29th Annual luncheon series taking place April 12-14, 2022. This is the Foundation’s feature fundraising event to inform the community about its work and impact in addressing economic, gender and racial inequities throughout the State. This year’s theme is “Women Thriving.” 

WFSA has announced its first headline speaker, author, and advocate Stephanie Land. Land is the author of MAID, a New York Times Bestseller and inspiration for the recent Netflix series. She will share her lived experience with single parenthood, poverty, survival, and resilience on the first day of the Luncheon series.  

“At WFSA, we know that too many single mothers and their families are living on the margins of poverty. Our work is centered on finding innovative solutions that move women out of poverty and onto the path of self-sufficiency so they can thrive. Stephanie’s story speaks directly to our hearts and our mission,” said Dr. Amalia Luxardo, WFSA CEO. 

This virtual series spans three days over the lunchtime hour with each day focused on WFSA’s key priorities. Below is an overview of the program: 

April 12, 12 p.m. – Research  
Author and advocate Stephanie Land will share her lived experience with systemic poverty, domestic violence, and parenting. Her presentation is followed by a discussion with one of WFSA’s research partners, the University of Washington, who will present the updated Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona, a more realistic measurement of the income needed to meet basic needs than the federal poverty guidelines. 

April 13, 12 p.m. – Advocacy  
Past and present public officials from across the state will join in a conversation about advocating for women and girls in Arizona. WFSA staff will provide information about how to become an advocate. 

April 14, 12 p.m. – Community Impact 
Grantee partners serving women and girls will discuss their work and impact across the state.  With less than 1% of philanthropic dollars being invested in women and girls of color, WFSA is committed to changing the philanthropic landscape for BIPOC communities. Participants will also hear inspiring stories from Pathways for Single Moms and Unidas participants. 

The virtual luncheon series will begin at 12 p.m. each day and last approximately one hour. 

Luncheon tickets are available at an early bird rate of $100 for access to all three days until March 31 or $40 for single-day access. Full access ticket prices increase to $125 on April 1. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets and more information, visit

The Women’s Foundation would like to express its gratitude to Tucson Electric Power, returning as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. Additionally, the WFSA thanks all sponsors of this virtual event. Visit to see a full list of sponsors for this year’s event.