Event benefits JVS Women to Work program, which provides career counseling, job search assistance and emotional support to unemployed women
Women in search of a fresh start and the tools it takes to successfully seek and secure employment after divorce, disability or death of a spouse, or other life circumstances will take center stage at the 11th annual JVS Human Services Trade Secrets fundraiser at 6 p.m. on April 11 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. Keynote speaker and honorary chair, Mindi Fynke, president and CEO of EHIM in Southfield, one of the largest woman-owned pharmacy benefits management companies in the country, will share her personal story of reinvention and success with the event’s expected 600 attendees.
“Mindi has a huge heart and is passionate about giving back to our community and helping others succeed,” said Leah Rosenbaum, president and CEO of JVS Human Services. “She has been an ardent supporter of JVS programs which strengthen and provide employment opportunities for the unemployed, older workers and people with disabilities.”
Through sponsorships, ticket sales and a signature raffle, the JVS Trade Secrets event raises funds for the award winning nonprofit’s Women to Work Program and other services that support women job seekers. The program has transformed the lives of more than 2,200 women throughout metropolitan Detroit for more than 30 years, with 85 percent of its graduates gaining employment or developing a plan to furthe their education. Luisa Harrington, a graduate of the Women to Work program, will share her inspiring story at the event.
This year’s Trade Secrets event co-chairs are Roz Blanck, Kristen Gross and Linda Schlesinger-Wagner. Sponsorship opportunities are available; and individual tickets are $150. Visit www.jvshumanservices.org/tradesecrets or contact Judy Strongman at (248) 233-4213 for additional information.
Trade Secrets’ Presenting Sponsor is EHIM; Platinum Sponsors include Jack and Annette Aronson, DeRoy Testamentary Foundation and Huntington Bank; and the Diamond Sponsor is Skinnytees.