Coming From Away : Local Refugee and Immigrant Women

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One of the six areas of focus for Women Give San Diego is helping immigrant and refugee women. Two weeks ago, the Education Team led a lively panel discussion of recent policy changes that are impacting local refugee and immigrant women. The four panelists were from organizations that are working to help these women navigate through these changes, including two …

Women are Fueling the Growth of Collective Philanthropy Giving Circles

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By Ben Paytner, reprinted from Fast Company, 11/20/17 If you don’t have a lot of money to donate to a cause, you could give a little bit whenever you can afford it, or you might consider pooling that money with others who have similar interests. That way, your group can give a larger sum all at once, which, for cause …

Back to School for WGSD

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Women Give San Diego kicked off this year’s fall general membership program at the Braille Institute with a “Back-to-School” panel focused on education policy. Former State Senator and WGSD member, Dede Alpert, assembled and moderated a panel of experts to discuss the issues of public education, which impacts the lives of women and families in San Diego County and across …

Mr. and Mrs. San Diego

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One of our co-founders, Linda Katz, is known throughout San Diego for her amazing generosity of all three tenets of philanthropy: time, talent and treasure. For her decades of community involvement and social activism on behalf of less fortunate San Diegans, Linda and her husband, Mel, were recently honored with the title “Mr. and Mrs. San Diego”. It is only …

We are all Dreamers

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The term ‘Dreamers’ refers to those who were brought to the U.S. as children by their parents.  President Barack Obama, frustrated by the inability of Congress to pass immigration reform, granted these Dreamers a reprieve called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in 2012. DACA granted nearly 800,000 individuals the ability to attend college, work legally, and live without fear …

Homeless Living in Cars Find Safe Havens

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With nowhere else to go, individuals and families with only their cars as a home pull into one of two parking lots in San Diego each night, knowing they will be safe until morning. “It’s kind of like a family here,” said Chauncy Evans, 56, who sleeps in his 1999 Ford Contour. “I feel comfortable here. You know the people. …

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 …