We are women inspiring, supporting, and helping non-profits and organizations in our community through donations of our time and money.

BOOTS & Bow Ties

Women Inspiring, Supporting, & Helping


Thank you to everyone that made our first inaugural fundraising event such a success!  From our sponsors to our donors and attendees – we could not have made this event such an amazing event if not for each and every one of you.  A special thank you to Shawn Harper, our keynote speaker for you open warmth to our guests. 

About Boots & Bow Ties

WISH ~ Women Inspiring Supporting and Helping is a 501c3 non-profit and has been active in the Frederick community for over 12 years. Our mission is to help support each other along with other organizations and nonprofits. This year we have selected Soles of Love as our beneficiary of our first inaugural fundraising event. “Boots and Bow Ties” was held on Thursday, October 19 at Heritage Frederick from 5:30PM to 8PM. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served, along with a Jazz trio band and Keynote speaker, Shawn Harper.  We are working to help children in our area with winter boots and shoes who are in need. 

Our Keynote Speaker

We are privileged to have former NFL player, motivational speaker, life coach, and CEO Shawn Harper as our keynote speaker for our first inaugural Boots and Bow Ties Fundraising event!


Shawn Harper

Shawn Harper knows what it feels like to be in the face of unfathomable circumstances, yet make it through to the winning side.  

Imagine graduating last in your class with a 1.62 accumlative GPA, voted most likely to fail yet making your way to the NFL and becoming a leading business owner.

Shawn never settles for failure. He set his mind to play in the NFL while attending Indiana State University. Immediately drafted after graduation, Mr. Harper began his 7 year career as an offensive lineman with the LA Rams, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and NFL Europe. 

Shortly after the NFL, Mr. Harper founded his thriving multi-million dollar security firm, American Services and Protection, by translating the skills and disciplines he learned from the NFL to Corporate America. 

Shawn Harper

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Harper, known as the Winologist, now travels as one of the Nation’s leading motivational speakers. breaking down elite level strategies and methodologies used by major professional athletes into simple concepts to WIN business and life.  His paradigm shifting approach has helped transform thousands of individuals and corporations by reframing their mindset from success to winning, and activating their greatest potential to compete and dominate at the highest levels. 

Author of the Best Seller, The Winning Edge, Mr. Harper also serves on the Board of King’s Ransom Foundation. He is actively involved at his Church and is a loving husband, father, and family man.