Women's Fund Presents
The Power of Women's Philanthropy
Billie Jean King
World Class Athlete, Equality Advocate & Philanthropist
December 10, 2012
Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
Introduced by Lin Dunn
Coach of Indiana Fever, 2012 WNBA Champions
Hear Billie Jean King speak about her legendary career in tennis and
work as an advocate for social change and equality.
Learn about Women's Fund of Central Indiana, how we invest in the lives of
women and girls in central Indiana, and the power of women in philanthropy.
About Billie Jean King
- Long-time pioneer for social justice.
- Life magazine's "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century".
- Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2009.
- Grew up playing tennis in California public parks and won 39 Grand Slam titles during her career.
- Founded or assisted with founding: Virginia Slims Series, Women's Tennis Association, Women's Sports Foundation, and World Team Tennis (WTT) - revolutionary co-ed professional tennis league.
- Defeated Bobby Riggs in one of the greatest moments in sports history - the Battle of the Sexes on Sept. 20, 1973.
- The National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in honor of her accomplishments on and off the court.
- Serves on the boards of the Women's Sports Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation and is a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.