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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.
CINCINNATI (Feb. 26, 2017)—The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, as well as many other partners, are focused on making positive, long-term systemic change for working women who are striving to become self-sufficient.
We are all committed to advocating for and convening voices to create gender equality and influence.
On Thursday, February 16, we asked the question…How can public policy positively impact families, women, and girls in Ohio?
More than 350 people gathered to answer this question. They did so by looking through a gender lens, and using their voices to ignite change with 38 legislative meetings.
The effect of Statehouse Day will continue beyond yesterday because we stepped into the advocate role and influenced the conversation.
The Women’s Fund will continue focusing on momentum locally to build thriving economic communities. We know, that women’s leadership is needed to create solutions.
Join us as we continue to ignite change with a gender lens for gender equality by:
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
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
CINCINNATI (January 13, 2017) - 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.
Funding will support research into domestic violence triggered by employment advancement. The Women’s Fund and its community partners have been collecting data on this phenomenon for the past six months. This grant has attracted the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to do a local qualitative study to better understand the situation and provide solutions.
Funding will also support a series of workshops for local foundations on gender lens grantmaking that will help drive more effective investments with non-profit partners.
“The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund was created to honor Jacob Schmidlapp’s daughter, Charlotte and support women’s educational and economic advancement,” said Meghan Cummings, executive director. “We are honored to celebrate her legacy by putting these funds to work on projects that support women and encourage their advancement. This grant is a transformational investment in our work.”
Together, The Women’s Fund and the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund are making a powerful difference by driving top-level change and leadership on these important issues.
CINCINNATI (March 2, 2016) — The following are links to media stories about The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and its work in the community.
The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) received a gift of $100,000 from the Cincinnati Business and Professional Women’s Retirement Living, Inc. (CBPWL). Other than grant funding, this is the largest gift The Women’s Fund has received.
CBPWL previously provided retirement housing for low-income women. When the need became obsolete, it disbanded and gifted its funds to nonprofits with a similar mission.
“We are grateful CBPWL entrusted us with a piece of their legacy,” said Meghan Cummings, assistant executive director of The Women’s Fund. “We are happy they have the confidence in us to address the most pressing needs of women in our community just like they did for many years.”
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