Archive for the 'Leadership' Category
Monday, September 14th, 2009
Personal reflections from women founders of the early giving circles are included in a new booklet just released by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Among the 18 interviews in Women’s Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders is Lynn McNair’s story of her involvement with the African American Women’s Giving Circle at Washington Area Women’s Foundation.
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
I blinked and nine years went by.
Okay, my eyes were open most of the time, but it is truly hard to believe that it has been nine years since my first Washington Area Women’s Foundation board meeting in 2000.
Monday, June 29th, 2009
This morning I got up at 5:10 a.m. and drove to the Potomac river to hang out with a bunch of boys.
I’m a coxswain for Thompson Boat Club’s U-23 Men’s Development Camp, a summer rowing program for college rowers.
Male rowers. Big, tall boys.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Have you ever noticed that when someone wins a Grammy or an Oscar, they always thank the myriad of people who have supported them along the way? Sometimes they go on a bit too long and the music begins to play, but they almost always utter, “I just want to thank my mom.”
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
Every year, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington chooses our region’s best, brightest and most promising nonprofits to feature.
The list is a prestigious one given that organizations are vetted by a diverse, knowledgeable group of stakeholders throughout the community who know our region, its issues and the organizations and work that is making a difference–much like the volunteer committees and giving circles that participate in The Women’s Foundation’s grantmaking processes.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
The DC Abortion Fund (DCAF) is devastated and appalled to know that our most skilled and intensely dedicated late-term abortion provider, a beloved partner to DCAF, Dr. George Tiller, was fatally shot in the lobby of his church in Wichita, Kansas on Sunday morning, May 31, 2009.
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Well, the Interwebs are certainly all abuzz this week with talk of women’s philanthropy. And the talk is good.
First, a Fidelity study shows that women are shaping the future of philanthropy.
Okay, we knew that.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Friends of Guesthouse is the only program of its kind in all of Northern Virginia.
We provide support and resources to formerly incarcerated women convicted of non-violent crimes, so that they may more successfully integrate back into their communities. The women work hard to progress through the program and work hard on improving themselves.
Friday, February 20th, 2009
Pat Summit reached 1,000 wins last week – the first coach, male or female, in history to reach this milestone.
She has coached 12 Olympians and 18 All-Americans and has a 100 percent graduation rate of student athletes – an amazing summary of success.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
On the day after President Obama was sworn in just a few blocks from our office, the staff of The Women’s Foundation thought we’d offer our congratulations, along with (of course) a few items for our wish list of action on the part of the new President.