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Reflections on the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Editor’s Note: Fight For Children has been a part of the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative for the past four years. Skip McKoy, Fight for Children’s Director of Programmatic Initiatives, shares his reflections in this guest blog post.

Funders Work Together to Influence Local Early Childhood System

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

By Stacey Collins, PNC Foundation and Karen FitzGerald, The Meyer Foundation

ECESix years ago, Washington Area Women’s Foundation launched the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative, an effort to bring together local and national funders to increase the quality and capacity of, and access to, early care and education in the Washington region.  We – Stacey Collins of PNC, and Karen FitzGerald of The Meyer Foundation – are pleased to serve as the Collaborative’s current co-chairs.

Women’s History Month Q&A – March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Madame_CJ_WalkerQ: Who is the woman who’s listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the first woman to become a millionaire by her own achievements?

Sharon Williams Luncheon Remarks

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

On October 23, Sharon Williams spoke at The Women’s Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Luncheon. The following are her remarks. After speaking, Sharon received a Visionary Award for her commitment to improving the lives of women and their families. Please click here to learn more about the Visionary Awards and click here to see a video featuring Sharon and her story.

VIDEO: Families are Transformed When We Stand With Women

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

We are so excited to announce the release of our new video from Stone Soup Films!  With your help, we are using strategic investments to create economic security for women and girls in the Washington region.

Great change is possible – when we make smart investments in our community.  Please share this inspiring new video with your networks!

Turning 15: Celebrating Our Supporters

Monday, March 18th, 2013

What do you remember about turning 15? What I remember most about that incredible year was learning to drive. Getting a learner’s permit and being able to hit the road (with a licensed adult) was my first really big step toward independence and, if my mother’s terrified face over in the passenger’s seat was any indication, I was starting out enthusiastically but needed a little guidance. Her hand on the wheel helped steer me away from the mailboxes and signs that lined Roswell Road. Her slightly strained voice reminded me that I needed to switch lanes after checking my blind spot (and turning just my head, not the whole minivan). She taught me how to read a map to make sure that I was going in the right direction. Eventually, she kept her hands off the wheel and trusted me to change lanes without saying “car! Car! CAR!” to me with increasing urgency.

Celebrating All of Our Naana’s on International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2013

JB_GrandmotherI was born and raised in Ghana in a society where, traditionally, a woman’s role in the community was limited to motherhood. Only a few had the audacity to transcend social expectations and affect the lives of other women around them. My grandmother was one of them.

Top Blog Posts of 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

An election, volunteering, a new logo, historic events, and opportunities to learn more about the needs and lives of women in our community. 2012 was a very busy year at Washington Area Women’s Foundation and much of it was captured on our blog. Here are our favorite blog posts of the year:

A History of Women’s Philanthropy

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

In the spirit of the theme of this year’s Women’s History Month, “Our History is Our Strength,” I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the history of women’s philanthropy specifically, since it is a particularly important part of our organization’s history.

The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

Friday, November 19th, 2010

grocery storeIn today’s rundown: 13% of D.C. homes struggle with hunger. | How locals are responding to a proposal to limit welfare benefits and the announcement that a big box store is coming to D.C. | A Women’s Foundation donor is named a Philanthropist of the Year.