“I want my grandchildren to grow into their careers rubbing elbows with people of color who’ve had similar educational opportunities to theirs, who can solve these cultural problems that have built walls around our communities and created barriers to success for so many people of color. We must solve these problems. Speak up! Get into mixed discussion groups with people who don’t look like you, like what WIF started at the recent ‘Social Hour for Social Issues’…”
The Buffalo, New York, native, who has lived in Charlotte since 1995, sat down with sWIFt to share more about her background, advice for WIF members, and her perfect weekend day.
Our exciting new grant initiative is intended to spark positive change in the community and allow us to be more agile, responsive and collaborative. Given the recent release of the Opportunity Task Force’s recommendations, we believe the time is right.
Goodbye doesn’t have to be forever! Women’s Impact Fund (WIF) loves it when members come back after a break or letting their membership lapse. This past year, there have been at least six women who have rejoined after some time away from the organization. Some of their stories might make you smile or surprise you, but all are a testament to the strength and enduring importance of what WIF is, does and who we are.
Nearly 500 members. Five local nonprofits granted a combined $440,000 this year – marking the first time the WIF has fully funded grant requests across all categories. And, as the crowd of WIF members and guests acknowledged with a champagne toast, more than $5 million in collective giving to organizations serving critical needs in the community since the WIF was launched in 2003…