WBCO luncheon to feature First Lady Frances Wolf

Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf. (Photo: submitted)

The York County Women’s Business Center Organization’s 2019-20 luncheon season series kicks off next week with a presentation by the First Lady of Pennsylvania, Frances Wolf.

Starting a noon on Sept. 10, the event takes place at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center at 2700 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township.

The daughter of an American diplomat in the Foreign Service, Frances Donnelly Wolf was born in Brooklyn but grew up abroad in places like Iran, Germany, France, Pakistan and Great Britain. She studied history at the University of London where she met her husband of more than 40 years, Gov. Tom Wolf.

Wolf worked in publishing and regional planning before going back to school at age 40 to get her degree in studio art from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. Today she continues to oil paint with her work show in in galleries and museums throughout the state.

She has been active in volunteer efforts in York County where she focuses on urban redevelopment and education issues. Wolf has held leadership positions on the boards that include the York County Community Foundation, the York County Planning Commission, the York Jewish Community Center and F&M.

Wolf became the 45th first lady of Pennsylvania when her husband was sworn in as the state’s 47th governor on Jan. 20, 2015.

The luncheon is free for WBCO members and $35 for guests. For more information, contact Sully Pinos at [email protected].