Women’s Giving Circle

Women’s Giving Circle Appeals to Young Philanthropists

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) is pleased to announce its outreach to Young Philanthropists. 100 young people between the ages of 22 and 39 will have the opportunity to become members of the WGC at a reduced rate: The normal annual donation of $250 will be reduced to $150 for up to three years. Membership will be $250 annually after those three years or when a new member turns 40. The WGC, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, was founded in 2007. Its diverse group of members uses…

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2016 Fall Educational Event: A Great Success!

Kelly Christianson addresses the audience at the 2016 WGC Fall Educational Event. The 2016 Women’s Giving Circle Fall Educational Event took place on Monday, Sep. 26, at the Prairie Ridge Early Learning Center. All of the Women's Giving Circle Education Team’s hard work resulted in an extraordinary event: 115 people came to learn about “Homelessness: Its Effects on Children and Families in our Community.” The presenters were Heidi White, Director of Prairie Ridge Early Learning School; Dani Claesges, ECASD Homeless Coordinator; and Kelly Christianson, Executive Director…

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Women’s Giving Circle Spring Gathering: A Great Success!

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A scene from the 2016 Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering   A big thank you goes out to all the Women's Giving Circle members, guests, and nonprofit representatives who made the 2016 Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering a great success! Almost 100 women gathered to socialize, enjoy a meal, and learn about the programs being run with funding from the 2015 Women's Giving Circle grants. The presenters and their grant-funded programs were: Mary Jo VanGompel from Literacy Chippewa Valley: "Healthy Foods, Healthy Families" Cathy Barkovich from…

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Women’s Giving Circle Fall Education Event

Are you a woman or do you know one? Are you excited about changing the world? Are you free on the evening of Monday, September 29, 2014? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you might want to check out the Women’s Giving Circle Fall Educational Event. “Why in the world would I do that?” you may ask. “And what the heck IS the Women’s Giving Circle, anyway?” Well, my friend, I’ll tell you. The Women’s Giving Circle is a group of Eau Claire area women…

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