Celebrated journalist and author, Jeannette Walls, best known for her memoir, The Glass Castle, shared her life story of extreme poverty growing up in rural West Virginia on Monday, May 8 at Greenwich Academy. The event, “Exploring Pathways out of Poverty,” presented by the Greenwich Leadership Council (GLC) of Save the Children, benefited the global humanitarian organization’s efforts to focus on the most deprived and marginalized children, ensuring all boys and girls survive, learn and are protected from harm.
Walls, whose powerful and inspiring story will be brought to the big screen in a highly anticipated major motion picture starring award-winning actress Brie Larson later this year, was joined by Save the Children president and CEO Carolyn Miles on the Greenwich Academy stage, as they discussed the hardships of children and families living in poverty in rural America.
The event, which was moderated by award-winning journalist and best-selling author James Andrew Miller and sponsored by First Republic Private Wealth Management and media sponsor Serendipity, was attended by 170 guests and raised over $35,000 for Fairfield-based Save the Children.
Photographs courtesy of Save The Children