Women to Women launched publicly on November 18 with a special luncheon featuring journalist Lisa Ling.
The sold out luncheon brought in additonal Founding Donors at the $25,000 and higher level, as well as donations from the more than 700 Greensboro women in attendance.
"We are here to celebrate the Power of the Purse," said Louise Brady, a Women to Women Founding Co-Chair and chair of the board of directors of The Community Foundation. "All of you, the women gathered here today, are the power of the purse. You have the power to make a truly positive, significant and permanent impact on our community."
We continue to seek the support of women across our community to reach our $3 million goal. Women have the compassion and caring to recognize where needs exist, the generous spirit to provide the financial resources necessary to help and the visionary leadership to make the effort sustained and successful.
By establishing and growing this permanent funding resource, together we will ensure that Greensboro recognizes and addresses women's issues now and into the future.
"We need to make this happen in Greensboro, and that's why we are here today -- to give women in need a leg up," said Lisa Bullock, Women to Women Founding Co-Chair.
During the luncheon, Women to Women also made its first grant -- to the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. The $25,000 grant will roughly double the organization's service capacity.