2023 Annual Luncheon
Friday, November 9 | 11:30AM-1:00PM
Cape Fear Country Club | 1518 Country Club Road
PRESENTING SPONSOR: A.C. HEWITT
Keynote Speaker: Karen Laine
“One House at a Time”
Karen Laine is a renowned personality in the world of home renovation and rehabilitation, best known as one half of the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind the acclaimed HGTV series “Good Bones.” Formerly an attorney, Karen brings legal expertise to the real estate realm—but she’s most known for her infectious enthusiasm for salvaging history and reverence for the craftsmanship of old homes, which has captured the hearts of viewers worldwide. Her journey into the spotlight began when she teamed up with her daughter, Mina Starsiak Hawk, to transform dilapidated properties into stunning dream homes, all while preserving the unique character of their historic Indianapolis neighborhood. The success of their home renovation business, Two Chicks and a Hammer, led to them being approached by producers back in 2014. Now, there are eight seasons of the fan favorite!
Beyond her television career, Karen is an advocate for preserving the rich architectural heritage of communities. Her passion for restoration aligns perfectly with the mission of the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Karen’s engaging storytelling and dedication to revitalizing historic properties is sure to enthrall and inspire!
Join us for this unforgettable event! Click here to purchase a ticket ($150) to the luncheon. You may also select a VIP ticket ($250), which grants premium seating at the event and exclusive access to a special cocktail party on the evening before the luncheon, featuring a meet-and-greet with Karen. (Banter, winner of HWF’s 2023 Preservation Crawl, will be serving up their acclaimed crafted cocktails!) Secure your tickets today and make your experience even more memorable with our VIP option.
A limited number of corporate tables are available for purchase ($1,000). To reserve a corporate table (8 seats), contact Outreach & Development Coordinator Isabelle Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Concerns? Call 910.762.2511 or email email@example.com.
Presenting Sponsor: A.C. Hewitt
The Historic Wilmington Foundation thanks all of our sponsors for backing our mission. Interested in connecting with our audience while supporting preservation in your community? Check out our sponsorship opportunities, including event sponsorships for our annual Azalea Festival Home Tour and Preservation Crawl!
2023 Annual Sponsors
1985 Eastwood Road, Suite 110
Wilmington, NC 28403