WOMEN GIVE SAN DIEGO’S 6TH ANNUAL GRANTS CELEBRATION

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  Women Give San Diego celebrated its sixth year of giving on June 14th, 2017 by awarding $100,000 to four very deserving non-profit organizations in San Diego County. Their focus aligns with WGSD by encouraging economic self-sufficiency in the lives of women and children. After months of understanding the current nonprofit landscape serving women and girls in SD County, reviewing …

Alternative Facts – New Reality

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Recently, the Communications Committee hosted an event at Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley called Alternative Facts – New Reality. The purpose of this discussion was to learn how to distinguish between biased news from fact-based reporting so that we can be better informed. We were fortunate to have Lorie Hearn, founder of inewsource and career journalist, and Brad Racino, an …

Connecting Women of San Diego

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As Women Give San Diego has grown its member base over the years, we’ve celebrated the diversity of our group. With over a hundred members representing a wide spectrum of ages, professions, backgrounds and cultures, it’s no surprise that there is always something to learn from one another. Our Fall meeting was hosted by the Mentorship Team and focused on …

Success Story – Casa Cornelia Law Center & Domestic Violence Program

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Casa Cornelia Law Center provides free legal services to indigent victims of human and civil rights violations from all over the world, including asylum seekers fleeing torture or persecution, children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected, and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.  In 2012, Women Give San Diego provided funding to Casa Cornelia’s Domestic Violence Program.  The …

How to WOWW: The Ultimate Guide to Welcoming Our Women Warriors

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On Monday, March 7, Women Give San Diego hosted three local panelists who work closely with the military and veterans, for a discussion on “How to WOWW: The Ultimate Guide to Welcoming Our Women Warriors.” Panelists included Shawn VanDiver from the Three Wise Men Foundation, Dr. Lisa Mills of Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, and Katy Goshtasbi, founder of Puris Personal Brand Solutions …

From sex trafficking to a college scholarship – San Diego STARS program

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We’d like to share a success story from one of our San Diego grant partners, STARS! STARS (Surviving Together, Achieving and Reaching for Success), is a program for teen girls between the ages of 12-17 involved with commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.  STARS provides support to empower the youth to escape sexual exploitation by developing their inner strengths, building a sense of community …

WGSD Members and Grantees Present to Women’s Foundation of California Board

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The Women’s Foundation of California held their Board meeting in San Diego on Friday, February 26.  A large portion of the meeting was dedicated to highlighting and recognizing the impressive work of the members and grant partners of Women Give San Diego. With over 130 dynamic and diverse women, a tiered giving structure, and a commitment to inter-generational collaboration and thriving …

Career Fair Volunteering at United Women of East Africa

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We thank Women Give San Diego member Susanne Marczak for sharing her recent experience as a volunteer for our United Women of East Africa grant partner! Last month I had the opportunity to participate in a career panel for the Girl Scout troop of the United Women of East Africa in City Heights. What a great experience it was to learn …

Expressing Gratitude for Women Give and our Community of Women

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Last week we came together for the annual Women Give San Diego Holiday Party. It was a festive celebration of the WGSD community as we raised a glass with friends and supported our community partners in San Diego. We thank Barbara Lee for opening her home and transforming her patio into a bustling holiday bazaar. It was a great opportunity …

Justice Leondra Kruger on Motivation & Mentoring

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At 38 years of age, Leondra Kruger was the youngest justice and the only African-American, ever confirmed on the California Supreme Court. In a powerful luncheon hosted by the Mentorship Team of Women Give San Diego and the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego, Justice Kruger shared her motivation to enter law school, her personal skills and challenges, the many roles …