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United Way of West Tennessee Hosts Eleventh Annual First Ladies’ Luncheon

United Way will host the eleventh annual First Ladies’ Luncheon, its largest fundraising events, at the Jackson Fairgrounds on April 18 from 12-1pm. The organization will also host “An Evening Preview” at the same location the night before the luncheon from 5-7pm.

The First Ladies’ Luncheon is a unique event where companies and organizations across West Tennessee gather to celebrate the impact of local women within the community. Another unique feature is the impressive and diverse set of tablescapes, each of which are decorated based on every organization’s personal taste and style.

“These annual events are such exciting occasions for our West Tennessee community,” said Anita Kay Archer, Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council. “We are grateful for the opportunity to support the leading women in our community through both the Preview and Luncheon, and we look forward to hosting these events for years to come.”

This year’s keynote speaker will feature West Tennessee Native and Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, Valerie June. She has been hailed by the New York Times as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents” and has worked with legendary artists such as Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama.

On the night before the luncheon on April 17, the community is also invited to preview the beautiful Tablescapes that organizations from across West Tennessee have put together. This evening affair (dress is business casual) will involve mingling with friends.

“We are thrilled to include An Evening Preview as part of this annual event,” said Matt Marshall, United Way President/CEO. “As a foretaste to what awaits them the next day, we hope our community takes this opportunity to fellowship and network with others in West Tennessee who are making a difference in our region.”

Table sponsorships and Evening Preview tickets can be purchased here or by emailing

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