…with a Breakfast Dialogue at Promising Pages on 10.25.17. This was just one of many opportunities for WIF members to join others in a community-wide civic engagement initiative and continue the conversations begun at our recent Social Hour for Social Issues event.
On October 2, WIF members and guests gathered to reflect on what it takes to be catalysts for conversations about race in our community at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus. Special thanks to our event sponsor, Moore & Van Allen!
Thanks to a generous donor, Women’s Impact Fund was a proud sponsor for the national launch of Women Give 2017 on Tuesday, October 17, at Foundation for the Carolinas. Dr. Debra Mesch, director of Women’s Philanthropy Institute, announced the latest research on how charitable giving influences life satisfaction & the role gender plays…
The mission of Women’s Impact Fund is to strengthen communities by maximizing women’s leadership in philanthropy through collective giving, education and engagement.
Learn more about the impact we are making by reading about our grantees, past and present, HERE.
Read more about our grant recipients in action: Grantees in Action
Meet our Members
Sheila approached the Women’s Impact Fund as she has done with her community experience…she researched first. Sheila firmly believes that when women get together they are very powerful, and she quickly observed how WIF positively impacted the lives of those who received its grants…
“I have a conscious affinity for supporting different charities in Charlotte, and viewed Women’s Impact Fund as a way to learn about a lot of charities at one time and have an impact across many fields. Women’s Impact Fund is a wonderful way to be involved in many things…”
“As I’ve driven around to nonprofits in the area, whether professionally or as part of the site visits we’ve done through the Grants Committee, I’ve first become aware of just how many nonprofits are here and, more importantly, how much many of them have done in the relatively short period of time…”
As Executive Director of Charlotte’s Reading Partners, she leads a non-profit that helps children become lifelong readers by providing individualized instruction with measurable results. Reading Partners envisions a future where all children will have the reading skills to reach their full potential.
One difference Juanita found between her current role & previous professional positions is the collective power of the group. Rather than take direction from superiors or be captive to political interests, membership in WIF “allows women to put money on the table and then sit with others to decide who gets it.”
Meet Betsy Conway
While Betsy is well known in philanthropy circles, people may not know she has her own super power – a photographic memory. It’s a trait she says came in handy when she was in school. She is also a huge Tarheels fan, a tennis player and avid reader…