Archive for 2007
I was recently inspired by a Courant article, "Giving, But Not Gifts," about how Ray Dalio, a hedge fund exec whose net worth totals about $4 billion, is spending $2 million on an ad campaign to persuade Americans to stop shopping for each other over the holidays, and instead to honor each other with gifts to charity.
But first, a little FAQ about the Leadership Awards!
What are the Leadership Awards?
In 1998, The Women’s Foundation made $17,500 in grants, in the form of Leadership Awards, to five organizations in our region. The first five Grantee Partners of The Women’s Foundation each received $3,500.
The report that emerged, Shattering the Myths: Barriers Facing Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, was funded by The Women’s Foundation’s Open Door Capacity Fund in 2006 to provide research that Ayuda could use to deepen the impact of its work with immigrant women vulnerable to domestic violence.
The media has been abuzz with talk of Phyllis Caldwell and her appointment as president of The Women’s Foundation.
To read more about Phyllis, her goals for The Women’s Foundation and her background, check out these recent news articles and blogs:
Remember a few weeks ago when we talked about how great it was that our regional teenage pregnancy rates were down?
And how everyone was so hopeful that this reflected a national trend?
Some National Election Survey data revealed that, increasingly, people are signing onto the notion that women should play an equal role in society. The question asked was this: "Some people feel that women should have an equal role with men in running business, industry and government. Others feel that women’s place is in the home. Where would you place yourself on this scale or haven’t you thought much about this?"
What makes women’s philanthropy different from general philanthropy? This is something we often discuss here at The Women’s Foundation, informally, in giving circle meetings, at Philanthropy 101 sessions.
So what fun to see an article today really try to break it down. Michael A. MacDowell wrote a guest column yesterday for the Press & Sun Bulletin in New York called "Women to take on more responsibility through philanthropy."