We are thankful for those who joined us at our virtual luncheon on November 17. We announced nine grants that focus on creating social change—all funded from the pooled contributions of the Fund’s membership and other donors.
Introducing Through a Gender Lens: The Economic Security of Women and Girls in Forsyth County in 2020, providing current data to measure the economic security levels of women and girls in our community today. The Women’s Fund is grateful to Forsyth Futures for their partnership on the report.
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The Women’s Fund simplified our membership model to enhance our democratic grants process, giving every member the power of a vote. With our new model, it’s easy to become a member and easy to explain.
In 2015, Joy walked away from a secure job to launch the nonprofit LEAD Girls of NC, a leadership workshop series that provides the tools and resources preteen girls need to become confident and active leaders in their communities. At the heart of the program: mentoring and peer support.
Social worker Kenya Thornton devotes her life to supporting families touched by domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s a stressful job that can take a toll. Fortunately for Kenya, she discovered the perfect place to go when she needs to decompress. A passionate equestrian, she heads to Cash Lovell Stables & Riding Academy for a dose of self-care.
Word spread quickly around town in 2016 when Shereen Gomaa began offering up her freshly cooked Egyptian and Middle Eastern creations for catered family meals and small group meetings.