Archive for the 'Leadership' Category
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.
Friday, January 9th, 2009
I’m so thrilled to hear of Doreen being recognized as a 2008 Washingtonian of the Year! This is so well-deserved.
I recall first meeting Doreen in an early round of the Rainmakers Giving Circle, and was so impressed by how thoughtful and engaged she was in the circle’s work, which was fairly demanding, time-wise. Knowing how complicated her schedule was, her example motivated me to strengthen my commitment to The Women’s Foundation.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
It is just like Doreen to accept an honor as huge as being named Washingtonian of the Year by turning the attention back to The Women’s Foundation and the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo—two community efforts she supports tirelessly.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Last Friday, several District of Columbia students, myself included, filed onto the 8th floor of the Watergate building. We were all interns with The Urban Alliance Foundation, and were there to get professional help from newspaper editors, lawyers, and other successful people, including my mentor Lisa Kays, on our college essays.
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
In an election guide released this week by the DC Women’s Agenda, DC Council candidates were challenged to find solutions to staggering issues confronting women and girls in DC, including the facts that 12% of DC women lack health insurance; 25,000 individuals, primarily women, are on the DC Housing Authority wait list for affordable housing; and, 9% of babies born with HIV/AIDS nationwide come from DC.