A famous name from television history was on hand in the east Wednesday to motivate attendees at one city's annual fund raiser.
Actress, author, and activist Marlo Thomas--known for her role on "That Girl" back in the 60s--was the keynote speaker at the Women for Women's Power of the Purse luncheon in Greenville.
The $100.00 a head event puts money towards a number of grants that benefit local initiatives for women and young girls. 2011 saw them distribute $75,000 in grants to organizations such as the Little Willie Center, Meals on Wheels, and different Pitt County School Organizations.
Thomas was asked to speak because of her involvement in philanthropy-- such as her role as a St. Jude's Spokesperson.
More than 1,100 people are expected to gather today to see "That Girl" Marlo Thomas.
Thomas will be speaking at the Greenville Convention Center at the Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon, hosted by "Women for Women."
The group donates proceeds from the luncheon to more than a dozen organizations that help improve the lives of women and girls in Pitt County.
The group distributed $75,000 in 2011.