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Women and Philanthropy Report
Bank of America released its 2011 Study of High-Net Worth Women’s Philanthropy. For years, women have been known as active volunteers. But their charitable giving has long trailed the amount given by men, as women often mirror their spouse’s philanthropy. To read the full report click on the link Study HNW Women’s Philanthropy
“This fund presents a unique opportunity for women in our community to step into the role of philanthropist. It is a chance for women to help other women, building stronger individuals and a better community
-Joan Witt, Women’s Fund Committee Chair
The Women’s Fund is an increasingly powerful force for women in the Hamilton area. The Fund not only raises money for women’s programs, but seeks to involve as many women as possible in both the raising and distribution of funds.
The Women’s Endowment Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation was established in 1997 as a fund committed to promote philanthropy among women and to establish a permanent, expanding endowment dedicated to the needs of women and girls in Butler County. Grant making provides assistance to programs which encourage the advancement and full participation of women and girls in the community, help them achieve their full potential, and create opportunities for economic, educational and personal growth.
The endowment has grown to more than $190,000 and the fund has awarded nearly $40,000 in grants.
Since 1997, the Women’s Fund has provided grants to benefit several area organizations. The following are just a few examples of the organizations supported through the Women’s Fund.
- Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton
- YWCA of Hamilton
- Great Rivers Girl Scout Council
- Girls Can
- City of Sculpture
- OSU Extension
- Butler County Bar Association
- Senior Citizens Inc.
- Planned Parenthood of SW Ohio Region
- New Miami Schools
- Community Counseling and Crisis Center
The Women’s Fund is a partnership of donors, volunteers, and staff, working to support programs for women and girls. The Women’s fund support projects and programs which promote the well-being of women of all ages ~ Intellectual ~ Physical ~ Social ~Cultural ~Economical.
Contributions of any amount are welcome and can be sent to the Women’s Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation. Won’t you join us today?