Volunteering: Heart and Soul of WGA

If grant making is the core function of the Women’s Giving Alliance, volunteering is our heart and soul. In addition to participating in WGA by making the all-important annual contribution, many WGA members spend countless hours as active volunteers, driven by a few similar motivations. Jennifer Kowkabany is Co-chair of the Grants Decision Team, and […]

Women’s History Month Calls to Mind WGA’s Founders

It is Women’s History Month. What better time to re-visit the history of WGA through the eyes of someone who was there at the beginning, Courtenay Wilson. She is one of five amazing women who founded the Women’s Giving Alliance. “The five of us were the only female trustees of The Community Foundation at that […]

Members Attend Catalist Conference

On February 22, 19 members of WGA converged in Seattle, WA for the 2020 Catalist Conference. Little did we know at the time that much of what we learned would become more important than ever as we all work with the non-profit agencies in our communities to continue to provide vital services. The overarching theme […]

Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Quite the celebration was had to a sold-out room of 360 attendees for the end of the 2018 grants cycle, with the award of the largest grants pool to date of $543,000 to eight deserving non-profits: Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center: Breaking the Cycle $68,696 Family Promise of Jacksonville: Back to Work, Back to Home […]

President’s Letter: April 2018

Happy Spring, WGA friends! April showers do bring May flowers! The showers of support you are generating from bringing in new friends to join us, by renewing your membership, by spreading the word about the generous Delores Barr Weaver gift challenge are producing a flourishing garden of collective talent, influence and grants dollars to impact […]