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At the sold-out evening, Roberts addressed subjects such as the history of women in philanthropy, poverty, and the work of The Women’s Fund.
“The point of a women's fund is women coming together to make their resources much more effective,” said Roberts.
She also praised The Women’s Fund for its commitment to research with the PULSE Studies.
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The Women’s Fund Executive Director Meghan Cummings challenged the audience to discuss women’s self-sufficiency in backyards and board rooms.
“Women’s self-sufficiency isn’t a women’s issue, it’s a community issue,” Cummings said.
Shakila Ahmad served as the event interviewer. She is president of the board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and an enthusiastic community leader who has dedicated herself to numerous civic and community causes for over 20 years.
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and grantmaking, The Women’s Fund works to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families. Learn more and get involved at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
CINCINNATI (Nov. 9, 2015) — 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.
Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programing, as well as for NPR. In more than forty years of broadcasting, she's won countless awards, including three Emmys and has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
Ms. Roberts is a bestselling author, holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions, and on the President's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. The Library of Congress named her a "Living Legend," one of the very few Americans to have attained this honor.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and host and hostess tickets are now on sale. Individual tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 25, 2016.
The event will start at 5:30 and will be held at the Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207.
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The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Get involved at cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
Update 3/7/16: General admission tickets have been sold out for A Conversation with Cokie Roberts. Thank you for your support of this event! For questions, contact Lauren Jones at 513-768-6123 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(January 5, 2016) — You can support The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation by becoming an event host/hostess or sponsor for the April 5 event, A Conversation with Cokie Roberts.
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Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming, as well as for NPR.
Tickets for this event will go on sale on January 25, 2016. A Conversation with Cokie Roberts will be held at 5:30 pm at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207.
I want to take a moment to thank you for being such an important part of The Women’s Fund family. I’m tremendously honored to lead this organization comprising so many passionate donors and volunteers.
I have been with The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for more than four years and, quite simply, I live and breathe this work. Investing in women and their families is the strongest, most effective way to make our community more prosperous.
My vision is to make women’s self-sufficiency a community imperative—an issue that is discussed in back yards and board rooms and carried out through a dynamic plan of action.
Thanks to your support, the trajectory of The Women’s Fund has been exceptional. We are changing the conversation about women and girls in Greater Cincinnati.
I am grateful that you understand and appreciate the importance of the systemic work that we do. It makes all the difference.
Although I know many of you already, I look forward to reconnecting over the next few months and discussing your hopes for The Women’s Fund in the years to come.
We have so much more to accomplish together and I’m eager to hear your ideas. You can reach me anytime at email@example.com or 513-768-6144.
Thank you for your generosity and your confidence in our work.
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. cincinnatiwomensfund.org
Snowe, former U.S. Senator from Maine and author of Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress, offers audiences a rare glimpse into how women in the House and Senate have been able to combine forces regardless of party labels, to overcome hurdles and make a difference for women.
Senator Snowe brings a unique perspective on how women can succeed and contribute even in one of the most exclusive, male-dominated institutions and how their contributions and collaborations in Congress offer a template for making government work again. Her life's story is an incredible and inspiring testament to the fact that any obstacle in any sphere of life can be overcome - and anything is possible.
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Learn more at cincinnatiwomensfund.org
As we wrap up 2019, we look back at our very impactful year of moving forward on many fronts! As your community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is grateful for the support of and partnerships with our donors, nonprofit partners and community stakeholders to bring about a more equitable future for everyone in our region.