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JANUARY 18, 2017
President’s Letter
Ellen WissGreetings in the new year - 2017 here we GROW!

Hope you enjoy the new look for our newsletter as we usher in our 15th Anniversary year. WGA’s ambition is to inspire more strategic philanthropists who will help us make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls.

Recently we announced our new focus on helping lift women and children out of poverty and we are already off and running. Grant proposals have been submitted for this new grant cycle and the grants team is fully engaged.

WGA has again received press in the Florida Times-Union following the staggering report released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research on “The Status of Women in Florida By County: Poverty and Opportunity” which was funded in part by WGA and commissioned by The Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), an affinity group of The Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN). For a good summary...
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Ellen Wiss, President
(720) 256-6143
WCGN National Leadership Forum Comes to the Beach
WCGN 2017 ConferenceThe Women's Giving Alliance is honored to host the Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network National Leadership Forum in Atlantic Beach March 12-14. Not only is it an opportunity to learn more about collective giving, but we can be proud to share our experience with guests from all over the country! Our own Paula Liang and Martha Baker are the forum's co-chairs, and several WGA members are speakers at the event. Currently we have over 50 WGA members planning to participate in the whole conference. Full conference registration includes 5 meals at One Ocean, making the $450 cost a great deal.
Get Details & Register

Other Ways to be Involved with the WCGN conference

If you would like to spend a few hours and meet some of these fabulous women without committing to the whole event, there are a number of options:
  • Register to play golf with WCGN members either Sunday afternoon or Tuesday afternoon. Contact Marie O'Keefe for more information.
  • Volunteer to work a 4-hour shift – send your availability for March 12, 13, 14 to Kristi Brandon.
  • A La Carte registration options will be live on the WCGN website beginning Jan. 20. You will get a reminder email a day or two out so you can register to come to one of the dinners, all or part of Monday, or something in between.
DBWF Class of 2017 Introduced
Delores Barr Weaver Fellows are emerging philanthropists who are invited to experience full WGA membership. Each woman is under age 40, is nominated by a WGA member and is passionate about WGA's mission. View more photos of DBW Fellows and other WGA events on our Flickr account – check back often!

Pictured are four members of the 2017 class: front row: Allishia Bauman, Molly Davidson; back row: Jacqueline Rudloff, Amy Rice.
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m. New Members Wine and Cheese. View more information & register now
  • Monday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. “Anne Frank: A History for Today” Tour with “Voices of Hope” Discussion @ MOSH. View more information & register now
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:30-7:00 p.m. “Breaking the Cycle of Female Poverty/Poverty Simulation” @ UNF. View more information & register now
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22. All Day trip to Tallahassee. Demonstrate the strength of WGA by educating elected officials and staff members on the importance of Supporting Victims of Sex Trafficking with Open Doors during the 2017 Legislative Session. Meet at 6:45 a.m. at the Haskell Building, 111 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville 32202. Park on the side closest to the Times-Union building, which will be on your left as you drive toward the building. We will leave via Coach bus promptly at 7 a.m. and return to Jacksonville by 7 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Space is limited--RSVP to Macy,
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Let’s Grow!
Did you know that for less than $4.10 per day, you are a philanthropist and part of a collective and connective group of women that has granted nearly $5 million to our community? WGA has also influenced significant additional funding, awareness and action for critical, research-based issues right here in our community, multiplying your contribution exponentially! Simply by spreading the word about WGA and inviting your friends to join, you are increasing the return on your investment and the impact on our community as we continue to grow! Now, let’s get on with it together as we focus on helping lift women and children out of poverty!
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