Grant Partner Impact Event

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September 6, 2018 The Women Give Impact Event was an informative and fun membership meeting, with about 60 women from WGSD and the four nonprofit grant partners in attendance. There was a “mix and mingle” time followed by a short introduction to Women Give San Diego and the work of the Community Engagement Team, as well as an introduction to our four …

California Women’s Well-Being Index

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If you’ve ever questioned whether the work that Women Give San Diego does is vitally important, a new study by the California Budget and Policy Center and the Women’s Foundation of California will dispel any doubts. They have created a California Women’s Well-Being Index, which provides a comprehensive measure of how well women are doing in each of the state’s …

Grants Celebration of Impact

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On May 21st, Women Give San Diego membership and guests came together for our 2018 Grants Ceremony. This was a celebration—a celebration of our mission in action, a celebration of the past and forthcoming accomplishments of our newest grant partners, a celebration of the strength and resilience of the women and girls they serve, and a celebration of the power …

Who’s in the Room – The Power of Our Connections

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Women Give San Diego convened March 12th for one of its five annual general membership meetings.  The meeting took place at the Jewish Family Center, and was attended by 55 of the most powerful women in San Diego.  You might not hear about them in the UT, but we are so proud to have them as members and guests of …

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. …