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Women's Fund in the News: Tickets still available for Abby Wambach (VIDEO)

Meghan Cummings, executive director of The Women's Fund, and Sarah Huber, Chief Financial Officer of FC Cincinnati, talk about the upcoming A Conversation with Abby Wambach in this March 12 interview on Cincinnati Business Courier's Business Watch.

Desiré Bennett: Why I love The Women's Fund

In celebration of International Women's Day, we asked our Leadership Council member Desiré Bennett to share why she loves The Women Fund.

The Women's Fund goes to the Statehouse - Ignite Change: A Day to Educate, Motivate, Advocate

The Women's Fund goes to the Statehouse - Ignite Change: A Day to Educate, Motivate, Advocate

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, The Women's Fund co-hosted Ignite Change, a day to educate, motivate, and advocate as we apply a gender lens to public policy.

Career Opportunity: Advocacy Coordinator for The Women's Fund

Career Opportunity: Advocacy Coordinator for The Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund is now hiring an Advocacy Coordinator to lead its public policy efforts. The Women's Fund leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and grantmaking, we work to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families.

Abby Wambach Expo Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 16

Abby Wambach Expo Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 16

Tickets for PUSH KICK with Abby Wambach, a soccer expo for children 6-12, will go on sale this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m.

New Roles for GCF Staff

New Roles for GCF Staff

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce that two of its staff members are taking on new roles. A third has earned a professional designation.

Betsy Ross to Interview Abby Wambach at Women's Fund Event

Betsy Ross to Interview Abby Wambach at Women's Fund Event

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to announce that Betsy Ross will interview Abby Wambach at its “A Conversation With…” event Saturday, March 25, 2017. The event celebrates a female history maker who shares her journey with Women’s Fund supporters. It will be held at 2 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

The Women's Fund Receives Support from Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund

The Women's Fund Receives Support from Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund

The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has received $150,000 from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. These funds will support numerous projects furthering the fund’s mission to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women.

The Women's Fund: We're Growing in 2017!

The Women's Fund: We're Growing in 2017!

In the coming year, The Women's Fund will devote more time and resources to co-creating solutions with the women we serve and the agencies that directly serve them. I’m excited to share with you some changes to our team to facilitate our growth and increase impact.

New Blog Post: Obstacles for Working Mothers

New Blog Post: Obstacles for Working Mothers

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Researcher Cara Jacobs shares findings from The Women's Fund eighth PULSE Report, “Outlining the Disincentives and Opportunity Costs for Working Mothers.” This was a partnership with the University of Cincinnati's Economic Center.

New PULSE Briefing: Why Teachers' Wages Are Critical to Quality Preschool

New PULSE Briefing: Why Teachers' Wages Are Critical to Quality Preschool

In The Women's Fund's new PULSE Briefing, we outline the many reasons why increased wages for childcare workers improves educational qualifications, improves staff stability and ultimately increases program quality. The Women’s Fund has been a strong champion for these issues, but we cannot do it alone. We have a wonderful opportunity to take a huge step for women and their children by passing Issue 44 for Cincinnati Public Schools and Preschool Promise. We encourage you to vote YES!

Help Our Community’s Youngest Citizens Succeed

Help Our Community’s Youngest Citizens Succeed

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation invests in a more vibrant and prosperous Greater Cincinnati where everyone can thrive. While GCF hasn’t traditionally been part of the election process, we felt it was necessary to show our support for both Issue 44, Cincinnati Public Schools Levy, and Issue 53, Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy, as this election will affect the future of the children in our community.

Celebrate Guys Who Get It - The Women's Fund

Celebrate Guys Who Get It - The Women's Fund

This year, The Women's Fund turns 21! We want to celebrate with YOU and the special men who really "get" our work. We are passionate about the change we are making because it is long-term and help generations of women, men and their families.

Can we have a slice of your time? Women's Fund hosts Pizza School with Dewey's

Can we have a slice of your time? Women's Fund hosts Pizza School with Dewey's

Hungry for change? For the second year in a row, The Women's Fund is partnering with Dewey's Pizza in Kenwood for a pizza school. On Sunday, October 30, we're going "behind the glass" to toss and top our own pizzas. Join us!

The Women’s Fund Releases New PULSE Study Research With Focus on Poverty

The Women’s Fund Releases New PULSE Study Research With Focus on Poverty

A new PULSE study commissioned by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation through the Economics Center at University of Cincinnati illuminates how policies keep working families in a cycle of instability and dependence, even as they try to achieve self-sufficiency.

Join The Women's Fund for Poverty Simulation

Join The Women's Fund for Poverty Simulation

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation invites you to join us for a povert simulation, which challenges participants to walk in the shoes of our neighbors in need for an hour – to explore poverty experimentally.

Get your FC Cincinnati tickets and support The Women's Fund's work

Get your FC Cincinnati tickets and support The Women's Fund's work

Purchase tickets from FC Cincinnati and support efforts to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region!

Join The Women's Fund for our next PULSE Study release August 30

Join The Women's Fund for our next PULSE Study release August 30

Join The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation as we share a new PULSE study that delves into the policy challenges women and families face as they climb toward self-sufficiency on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency.

Soccer Legend, Equal Pay Advocate Abby Wambach coming to Cincinnati

Soccer Legend, Equal Pay Advocate Abby Wambach coming to Cincinnati

Soccer legend and equal pay advocate Abby Wambach will be the next speaker for The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s A Conversation With event on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Elevating Women and Children: The Women's Fund

Elevating Women and Children: The Women's Fund

Stephanie Sears said she visited the Kentucky Career Center to find out if there was any way she could support her family and herself. She was doubtful.

The Women's Fund Awards Grants

The Women's Fund Awards Grants

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced the recipients of its mini-grants, totaling $21,250.

Cara Jacob Hired for Research Position

Cara Jacob Hired for Research Position

Cara Jacob has been hired as a research coordinator for The Women's Fund and The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio.

Leading Cincinnati: Push Yourself | Pull Others Event is SOLD OUT

Leading Cincinnati: Push Yourself | Pull Others Event is SOLD OUT

Push Yourself | Pull Others will provide Cincinnati companies a unique development opportunity for high-potential women leaders while leveraging an impactful keynote speaker addressing our shared responsibility and the benefits in inspiring and training our region’s future leaders.

"So Happy Together" Happy Hour for the Women's Fund

Join us for a happy hour on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, celebrating our newly-minted grant recipients and bringing together friends of The Women's Fund.

In the News: CEO Feature, Endow Kentucky, Introducing the Next Great Philanthropist

In the News: CEO Feature, Endow Kentucky, Introducing the Next Great Philanthropist

Read our latest news stories, including features on CEO/President Ellen Katz, Endow Kentucky, our Family Philanthropy Toolkit and The Women's Fund's Raise the Floor Partnership.

Women's Fund Hosts Sold Out Event With Cokie Roberts

Women's Fund Hosts Sold Out Event With Cokie Roberts

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and 700 of its closest friends had an incredible night on April 5. Political commentator Cokie Roberts was the speaker at the A Conversation With… event at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

Join The Women's Fund for our

Join The Women's Fund for our "Why Limit Happy to an Hour" Happy Hour

Celebrating The Women's Fund's Community Grants at The Pub at Rookwood.

You're invited to Women’s Fund's Volunteer Expo Wednesday April 27

You're invited to Women’s Fund's Volunteer Expo Wednesday April 27

You are invited to The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's volunteer expo on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at our office in downtown Cincinnati!

Women's Fund Grants are due April 1

Women's Fund Grants are due April 1

The Women's Fund is accepting grant applications

In the News: Women's Fund on WVXU 91.7 FM Cincinnati Edition

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Executive Director Meghan Cummings and Board Chair Wijdan Jreisat joined 91.7 WVXU's Cincinnati Edition on March 8 on International Women's Day to talk about the work and mission of The Women’s Fund. Political commentator Cokie Roberts, the featured speaker for next month's A Conversation With series, also joined for part of the broadcast.

Cranley and Worrell Join Women's Fund Leadership Council

Cranley and Worrell Join Women's Fund Leadership Council

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes two new members to its leadership council, Dena Cranley and Deren Worrell.

In the News: New COO, The Women's Fund, The Northern Kentucky Fund, Honor The Passion

See the latest news stories about The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

In the News: The Women's Fund rallies allies to promote economic empowerment for women

The Women's Fund's talks to Soapbox Cincinnati about how gender affects a variety of issues in the community, and that gendered lens often helps reveal solutions to those issues.

New Blog Post: Is Cincinnati “All-In” for Equity?

New Blog Post: Is Cincinnati “All-In” for Equity?

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation organized a Cincinnati delegation to attend PolicyLink’s 2015 Equity Summit. GCF's Michael Coffey and Meghan Cummings shared their thoughts about the experience.

Still time to support Women's Fund's A Conversation with Cokie Roberts!

Still time to support Women's Fund's A Conversation with Cokie Roberts!

You can support The Women's Fund by become an event host/hostess or sponsor.

Lauren Jones joins The Women's Fund

Lauren Jones joins The Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome its new Development Officer, Lauren Jones.

Cokie Roberts to speak at next Women's Fund's 'A Conversation With' event

Cokie Roberts to speak at next Women's Fund's 'A Conversation With' event

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud to announce the political commentator Cokie Roberts will be the next speaker at the annual "A Conversation With..." event on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Join us for Guys Who Get It Happy Hour

Join us for Guys Who Get It Happy Hour

Join The Women's Fund for a happy hour to celebrate Guys Who Get It! We want to honor the great men who understand when you empower women, the whole community thrives. This event will sell out, so register today and bring a friend!

Join us at Ohio Women's Leadership Summit: The Power of You

Join us at Ohio Women's Leadership Summit: The Power of You

You are invited to the inaugural women's conference, "Ohio Women's Leadership Summit: The Power of You." The summit will emphasize the power and potential of women and will feature speakers and panels that will showcase the remarkable accomplishments of women. Women's Fund Executive Director Meghan Cummings will be a presenter.

Join The Women’s Fund at Dewey’s Pizza School!

Join The Women’s Fund at Dewey’s Pizza School!

Take a class behind the glass at Dewey's Pizza School to benefit The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation on Sunday, October 18!

New Women's Fund Executive Director Meghan Cummings shares her thoughts on the future of The Women's Fund

Read a letter from our new Women’s Fund Executive Director Meghan Cummings.

Meghan Cummings promoted  to Executive Director of The Women’s Fund

Meghan Cummings promoted to Executive Director of The Women’s Fund

Meghan Cummings, CFRE, has been promoted to Executive Director of The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

GCF's Vanessa Freytag to lead 4C for Children

Vanessa Freytag, executive director of The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation since 2007, will become the next CEO of 4C for Children on Aug. 3, 2015.

Letter from Vanessa Freytag

A letter from The Women's Fund Executive Director Vanessa Freytag on her next chapter.

The Women's Fund Announces 2015 Mini-Grants

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently presented its 2015 mini-grants to 12 well-deserving nonprofits.

Save these dates! Upcoming 2015 Events for The Women's Fund

Save these dates! Upcoming 2015 Events for The Women's Fund

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is packing in a full 2015! Save these dates to get involved and support our work in women's economic self-sufficiency.

Women's Fund to host Grant Reception, Summer Happy Hour June 2

Women's Fund to host Grant Reception, Summer Happy Hour June 2

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is hosting a Grants Reception and Celebration and a Summer Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Women's Fund Receives Largest Gift to Date

Women's Fund Receives Largest Gift to Date

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation received a gift of $100,000 from the Cincinnati Business and Professional Women’s Retirement Living, Inc. Other than grant funding, this is the largest gift the Women’s Fund has received.

The Women's Fund Mini Grant Cycle Extended

The deadline for applications for The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's mini-grant cycle has been extended to Friday, April 10, 2015, at 5 p.m. These mini-grants support women's economic self-sufficiency in our region.

Lisa Ling to speak at Women's Fund event

Lisa Ling to speak at Women's Fund event

Join The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for A Conversation with Lisa Ling, the groundbreaking journalist and human rights advocate, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 5:30 pm at Memorial Hall.

Cummings Promoted by Women's Fund of GCF

Cummings Promoted by Women's Fund of GCF

Meghan Cummings, CFRE, has been promoted to Assistant Executive Director of The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

The Women's Fund hosts A Conversation with Olympia Snowe

The Women's Fund hosts A Conversation with Olympia Snowe

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is hosting "A Conversation with Olympia Snowe" at The Carnegie in Covington.

One year since we introduced you to “Cliff”

One year since we introduced you to “Cliff”

Many of you were with us when we released the Cliff Effect report last August. We had high hopes that the research and recommendations would create new dialogue, inspire collaboration and be the catalyst for new solutions. Thanks to you, we’ve seen tremendous progress.

Cummings Receives Certification

Cummings Receives Certification

Meghan Cummings, Development Officer of The Women’s Fund of GCF, has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.

The Mighty Marian: Marian Spencer

The Mighty Marian: Marian Spencer

To look at Marian Spencer you'd never guess that she boldly goes where others fear to tread. Now, in her 90s, Spencer has a steely determination that belies her diminutive size.

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