Hi all, Anne here, and I just had to note for everyone how thrilled I was to open my Washington Post on Sunday and read Claudia Thorne’s piece, "The Joy of Philanthropy!" For the full article, click here!
Her experience as a member of Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s African American Women’s Giving Circle brought home what we embrace at the Foundation—that the power of philanthropy is measured not by what one individual can do, but by the impact achieved when people come together to work towards a common goal!
Many thanks, Claudia, for taking the time to share with our community the tangible and spiritual power of giving together and what it’s meant to you. The African American Women’s Giving Circle has supported wonderful organizations and influenced the lives of many girls and young women who are finding their way in our community.
Your story is a perfect example of how giving together truly does come full circle for everyone involved!
And speaking of “involved,” this should be the new key word for 2007 in the Washington area! There are so many ways to get involved with The Women’s Foundation—from Giving Circles to the upcoming Leadership Awards—and experience what Claudia so eloquently termed “the joy of philanthropy.”
So join us! There’s space for everyone to make a difference here at The Women’s Foundation, and as Claudia said, “You can be a philanthropist, too!”