Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the Spring Gathering on May 6. It was a special evening to hear updates from our grant recipients and our committees. Our grantees are doing tremendous work with their impactful programs.
Since 2018, the WGC has granted over $265,000 in grants to our community. Last year, at the Spring Gathering, the WGC Endowment Fund balance, was $350,000. As of March 31, 2019, the Endowment fund balance is now over $397,000!
From the Endowment, $10,910 is available for granting. Those dollars were moved from the endowment to the Women’s Giving Circle Grant Fund. This now brings the amount available to grant in 2019 to $49,976!
This would not be possible without the membership support from all of you!
The leadership of the officers, collectively known as the Circle Advisory Team, helps make the work of the Women’s Giving Circle possible.
2019 Circle Advisory Team:
Tracey Smiskey, Team Chair
Sue Tienor, Vice Chair
Becky Schwinefus, Circle Advisory Team Secretary
Education Team, Education and Program Team Chair
Sara Antonson, Education and Program Team Co-Chair
Jeanne Peterson, Grants Team Chair
Diane Hoadley, Grants Team Co-Chair
Lacey Logslett, Membership Outreach Team Chair
Cindy Hangartner, Membership Outreach Team Co-Chair
Theresa O’Neel, Social Media Team Chair
Jessica Martin, Social Media Team Co-Chair
Past Team Chairs:
Sarah Stokes-Herzog, 2018
Jill Prushiek, 2017
Sue McIntyre 2016
Linda Bohacek 2015
Marianne Klinkhammer 2014
Karen Homme 2013
Jackie Belka 2012
Flo Sheridan 2011
Betsy Barnes 2009 and 2010
Pamela Macal 2008
Ruth Wallace 2007
We had a wonderfully full house this morning to celebrate the work of 7 deserving organizations. The Gift of Giving Breakfast also resulted in 4 new members joining our circle! We are now just 5 member shy of our goal of 300 members in 2018!
The impact that each new member adds to our collective will help us continue to support organizations like those we helped today with over $37,000 in grants.