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Women’s Networking Organization Hosts SPCA Fundraiser: Women's Independent Networking Group Event

Elena Monaco

W.I.N.G. (Women’s Independent Networking Group) will host its third annual Birdcage Fundraiser to benefit the SPCA of Putnam County on August 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Somers Pointe Country Club. This white-dress “party on the patio” costs $15 cash at the door and will feature appetizers, a cash bar, raffles and other activities to help fund the medical care and shelter that the SPCA provides for abused and neglected animals.

“The mission of the Putnam County SPCA is to prevent cruelty to animals,” says W.I.N.G.’s founder, Elena Monaco. “What people need to know is that they receive no funding from anyone—they exist on donations. The SPCA is also 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and so all donations are tax deductible.”

W.I.N.G is a non-fee membership, New York-based networking group whose mission is to educate, motivate and support its members in their business goals, Monaco says. “We share experiences and offer support and advice to fellow female entrepreneurs and businesswomen. With a focus on education and community building, W.I.N.G aims to empower women and enable their advancement in business and leadership roles.” The chapter is open to women in northern Westchester and Putnam Counties and the surrounding areas and the Hudson Valley region.

Somers Pointe Country Club is located at 1000 West Hill Dr., Somers, NY. To donate a service or product, email Renee at [email protected] or Elena at [email protected]. For more info, visit