Around Town – Season of Gathering and Giving

The upcoming holidays are all about time with family and friends. Charlotte’s African-American community counts its blessings and gives back in thankful praise.
Helen Hope Kimbrough’s new book honors the history of African-American spirituals, which have been a universal message of strength, faith, perseverance, endurance, despair and hope. It celebrates Black history and makes for a wonderful gift…

Women’s Impact Fund Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

The Women’s Impact Fund celebrated ten years of transformational impact and extraordinary growth in 2013. More than 400 women are now members of the collective giving group, which has contributed more than $3.3 million to 44 nonprofits in Mecklenburg County since inception. One of the oldest and largest collective giving women’s groups in the U.S., Women’s Impact Fund has evolved substantially over the last ten years. “The connection between members – and the diversity of our group – is one of the most rewarding aspects of participation in Women’s Impact Fund,” said Susan Ehrman, Women’s Impact Fund program director…

Women’s Impact Fund 11th Annual Grantmaking Cycle Begins

The Women’s Impact Fund is launching its eleventh grant cycle today. Since its inception in 2003, the Women’s Impact Fund has donated over $3.3 million for worthy causes in Mecklenburg County and awarded high impact grants to 44 organizations. With the increased demands and reduced resources that many organizations face, the Women’s Impact Fund recognizes that this is a critical time for non-profits, and encourages all eligible organizations to apply…