Benefit Brunch for Lisa Giordano – October 16, Lighthouse Inn
Be sure to join Us Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 11:00 am for a Benefit Brunch for Lisa Giordano at Lighthouse Inn, New London, CT, $35 pp in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets, contact Ann Buonocore, 860-572-7305 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click link to See flyer for more info. Emma Palzere-Rae will have tickets available at the September 21 luncheon. This is also,the inaugural re-opening brunch at the iconic Lighthouse Inn.
Lisa Giordano is our 2022 Woman of the Year! This is a fundraiser to help with Lisa's medical expenses. Please help us to honor Lisa and join us for a wonderful brunch.
If any business or individual would like to donate a gift basket or card, please let us know.
There is also a GoFundMe page where you can make a donation to help with Lisa's medical exxpenses. Click link https://www.gofundme.com/f/lisa-giordano-medical-fundraiser?qid=6f727802a4d9dd32d58744bf4044a650
Lisa was a mere 8-years-old when she started giving. It started as a mini-fair in the back yard of her family home, which raised $30.65 that was donated to St. Jude’s Children’s fund. Lisa’s sister Dina lost a battle to neuroblastoma 2-years before. At the fair, there were games, homemade baked goods, a white elephant table, and 5-year-old friend Miss Toula as fortune teller. Note of the Fair appeared in the NL Day. Little did we know that we’d be back this way again.
Lisa Giordano, a native of New London is by nature selfless. Along with being the eldest daughter of Jim and Pat Giordano who currently reside in Waterford, CT and sister to Jamie and Anne. She holds a MA in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College and did a Research Thesis on The Role of Aromatic Amino Acid Side Chains in Protein-Nucleic Acid interactions. All fine and well but her true calling has been self-lessness that she pursues through her love of the arts – painting, playwrighting, producing, directing and teaching through theater and art. Her demeanor is quiet but her ability to move mountains is huge. Lisa is a co-founder and Vice President of Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) and ETC’s resident playwright, a member of the Dramatist Guild and has studied American Impressionism with many a well-known artist including Lois Constantine. Awards: several. Exhibits: yes.
Lisa is on the boards and advisory board for several nonprofit organizations including ETC, Auxiliary of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, and Writer’s Block, Ink. She was a New London Youth Talent Show Co-Coordinator in 2011 and 2012 held at the Garde Arts Center, a past board member of the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network and in June of this year was awarded The Network’s “Woman of the Year Award.”
All of Lisa’s works are thoughtful, always as a contribution to “make a difference” as indicated in titles: “Harriet Tubman’s Dream” and “True Nature of All Being” (with plans to possibly be shown at our beloved Garde Arts Center).
What has Lisa done? Lisa has done all of the above plus too much to mention while through the years battling the long- term effects of Lyme Disease and now a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer. When Lisa was presented with the idea that her friends & family wanted to prepare a benefit on her behalf, Lisa hemmed and hawed before giving us the ok as long as it wasn’t just about her. “It must also be for all women and to support research for early detection of ovarian cancer.”
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