Every year we have a big event. Sometimes it’s a film premiere, once I was roasted by the diverse likes of President Jimmy Carter, Big Boi, Rosie O’Donnell, Debbie Reynolds, Chris Tucker and my brother…among others. (it took me a week to recover!). Once it was a Fonda Family Film Festival with Peter, Troy, Bridget and me, hosted by the wonderful Robert Osbourne, This year we wanted an event that allowed for a deeper discussion of the work that G-CAPP does and how it all began.

That meant involving Ted, my favorite ex-husband, as it was he who inspired my creating G-CAPP almost 18 years ago. We decided to throw an “EmPower Party” at the Atlanta Aquarium, have a dialogue with Ted and me, moderated by our mutual friend, the incomparable Pat Mitchell. And to present Ted with the inaugural “Big Thinker” Award.

The evening began with a VIP reception. Here we are with Pat (far left) and Vikki Morrow, President & CEO of G-CAPP.

with Kathy & Bill Stayton. Bill, a Baptist minister and sex therapist, is a G-CAPP board member.

Here I’m with Emily Giffin Blaha who hosted our Patron Party this year. Sorry about the flash in the eyes. I don’t know how to get rid of it

Ted, Angela Costanza Turner and her husband, Ted’s middle son, Rhett Turner. I remain close to Ted’s children as he does to mine.

with Judy & Andrew Keenan who won the bid on a VIP trip to Disneyland with me. They and their children are close to my daughter and grandchildren

Julia Baker of Julia Baker Chocolates (Yummy!), Ted, me, Michelle Seward and her partner, music composer & producer, Tena Clark. They won a bid to come to my ranch with me and a group of girlfriends in the spring, when we can fish

from the left: Chester Old & Steven Bennett, my executive assistant who works in my Atlanta office, Debi Karolewski who assists me in Los Angeles (as she did before I moved to Atlanta with Ted in 1991)

left to right: The amazing, hard working event Co-Chairs, sisters Kate Denny and Caroline Tucker, who did the most to make the evening a smash

left to right: Kate, me, Nina Cheney & Carolyn Carr, the Host Co-Chairs who also were true worker-bees

I’m with Patricia Harris. I was very moved she came because I brought her from Minnesota years ago when G-CAPP was just getting started to develop a micro-enterprise program with us to help empower our young women. She later went out on her own with the program and has grown it into a thriving success.

Left to right: Tom Johnson, former President of CNN, me, Ted, Pat Mitchell, Laura Turner Seydel and her husband, Rutherford Seydel

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  1. The path trodden you 18 years ago to help young people enter with the least possible loss in severe adult life – is a promising Avenue, though!

  2. Thank you,Jane,for ALL you do!
    Thanks to those like you – the world is getting better,though!

  3. Dear Mrs Fonda
    I tried to leave my comment on the very first blog entry in January 2009, but it’s closed for comments obviously. It doesn’t fit to the current entry, but I wanted to write to you is that I like your blog very much. I started reading it last year and spent and enjoyed days reading through all the entries you made since 2009.
    Your blog has changed over the years. Blogging isn’t about personal life or that we let everybody know what we are doing. I like the entries where you write your own opinion about a topic. They reflect how much involved you still are and your critical spirit, never relaxing and saying, “it’s gone, I’m old, I can’t be surprised any more”.
    What I adore is that you do all the blogging things on your own. There are not many people at your age who are so open minded to the new ways of communication.
    Recently, I saw “Julia” (for the hundredth times or so, I saw it the first time when I was 14) and again, I saw what great actress you were. The topic of “Julia” is still very emotional for me. We don’t get to see your new TV series or films here in the UK, so I can’t say on what kind of films you have taken part recently. Often, I get the impression that we live at a time when film makers don’t have much to say mirroring our western civilisation where it’s all about consumerism.
    I wish that you get the chance again to make a film that allows you to show your qualities as actress.

    Wish you all the best 🙂

    (Please be so kind and ignore my non-perfect English. I’m foreigner and still learning English)

  4. Thank you Jane for dedicating so much time to this cause. There needs to be a lot more programs out there to guide adolescents through some of the most challenging years of their life. When are your books about boys and girls coming out?


  5. Hi Jane,
    Amazing what you do, for yourself and others. The world needs more people like you.
    Best wishes

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