Women with a shared passion…

June 16, 2015

Through the 2014 100 Strong Campaign, which encompassed all women, Kimberly’s Center identified a strong group of mission movers that were looking to remain engaged with our advocacy efforts. Through this quiet, consistent dedication, an idea was suggested to formulate a Women’s Giving Circle to ensure we capture the spirit of our philanthropic women.

Each participant donates an equal amount to a fund, which is distributed to projects that benefit women and children within the scope of care provided locally by Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection. The beauty of the Women’s Giving Circle is that it is donor directed, which means the participants develop fund distribution criteria, investigate projects firsthand and award funds personally. Participants in the circle do this via a steering committee with the support of Kimberly’s Center staff and Board of Directors.

Based on the needs and interests of participants in the Women’s Giving Circle, the group gathers at least once a year for an educational opportunity regarding health care and philanthropy and to vote on fund distribution to projects. The event is designed to educate, empower and inspire.

Women’s giving circles have grown in national popularity in recent years and are well suited to the unique giving patterns of women. Similar to investment clubs, giving circles provide members with the opportunity to pool their funds, learn about the funding choices available, and collectively decide how the funds are best used.

Women’s Giving Circle participation is open to anyone interested in supporting the children in our community impacted by abuse and/or neglect. The annual contribution is $250 and, as allowed by law, is fully tax deductible as a gift to the Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection.  Please click here to join now.

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