Dr. Jill Biden Headlines Legacy Luncheon for O’Connor Institute

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Posted By on May 28, 2019

The Event: Legacy Luncheon presented by Ladies of the Court Women’s Board

The Cause: The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute

Programs Funded: Funds raised go to support the O’Connor Institute’s educational programs including Camp O’Connor and the Emerging Leaders Network, both of which focus on civics education and civic engagement.

Luncheon Co-Chairs: Gena Bonsall and Penny Gunning

Literary Sponsor: Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance

Gold Sponsor: APS

Date held: May 10, 2019

Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Program highlight: Dr. Jill Biden read two excerpts from her new book Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself and captivated the audience with her honest and vulnerable account of her new life with then Senator Joe Biden following the loss of his wife and daughter in 1972. She also shared several stories about continuing to teach throughout her time as Second Lady of the United States during her parlor conversation with former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Ruth McGregor to much laughter.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of O’Connor Institute

  • Jill Biden and Mayor Kate Gallego
  • Jacquie Dorrance, Margot Knight, Susie Small & Jane Jozoff
  • Sarah Suggs, Penny Gunning, Dr. Jill Biden & Gena Bonsall
  • Deborah Bateman & Tawn Downs
  • Dr. Jill Biden & The Honorable Ruth McGregor
  • The Ladies of the Court
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