March 2021

WGC Members, Partners, and Friends,

So far this year we continue to engage members of our community in pooling our dollars so that we can make grants to support women and girls and have a greater impact together than we might otherwise have alone.

This is the value of collective giving.

We appreciate those of you who have supported the WGC the last 19 years, and welcome our many new members!

As you will read below, we had a fabulous Annual Celebration on March 8, and we are looking forward to a follow-up conversation on April 14 at 8:30 am with our five "Featured (S)heroes" - I hope you will join us!


Barb Van Winkle
WGC Advisory Board Chair

March 8, 2021 WGC Annual Celebration
Thanks to the over 200 attendees who joined us for our March 8, 2021 Virtual Annual Celebration on International Women's Day! We hope you enjoyed hearing about the work of the WGC and how you can get involved, listening to the conversation about “Democratizing and Diversifying Philanthropy Through the Power of Collective Giving” from our Keynote Speakers Valaida Fullwood and Sara Lomelin, and viewing our Virtual (S)hero Mosaic, highlighting over 500 local (S)heroes. Read about the event here.
WGC Membership Monday 
April 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Would you like to learn more about the WGC and what we're doing? Join us for a brief, but interactive chat on April 19 at 7:00 pm. Once each month we host a Membership Monday 30-minute Zoom chat, where you can meet members of the WGC’s Advisory Board, hear about the WGC, how you might get involved, and have a chance to ask questions.

We look forward to meeting you – register today and join us!
Statement of Support for the AAPI Community
The last year has seen an increase in racist and xenophobic ... attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in particular the recent horrid events in Georgia. The WGC condemns these actions and stands in support of our AAPI families, friends, and colleagues. As stated in our DEI charter, the WGC promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion among our Board, professional staff, and members of the WGC, as well as the community at large .... read the full statement here.
Barb Van Winkle, Chair
Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Executive Director

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