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 …

Women Give San Diego’s 5th Annual Grants Celebration

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Women Give San Diego celebrated its fifth year of giving on May 13th, 2015 by awarding $100,000 to four very deserving non profit organizations in San Diego County who are on a mission to help improve the lives of women and children. After months of reviewing proposals, site visits, and focused meetings, the Grants Team made their final decision, and could not …

It Takes a Village – Meeting the Economic Needs of Women & Girls in San Diego

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March came to a close with an insightful panel discussion from the leaders of Casa Cornelia Law Center, Southwestern College Microenterprise Family Childcare Program, and Community HousingWorks. We thank the Education Team for presenting a powerful conversation that was moderated by former State Senator and Women Give San Diego member, Dede Alpert. Over the course of the evening we heard …

The Amazing Current Work of our Grantees

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Last March, Women Give San Diego (WGSD) came together for the annual Grant Awards Celebration. Through the gift of $92,000, WGSD was able to honor and recognize the valuable impact that San Diego Youth Services, Community Housing Works, and Nile Sisters has made for women in San Diego. As we approach 2015’s Grants Award Celebration, we wanted to check-in with …

Women Give celebrates with a Game of Passion

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Women Give San Diego (WGSD) had its first meeting of 2015 with an entertaining Game of Passion theme. At the home of Rosanne Holliday, Women Give members celebrated another year of successful grantmaking, while continuing to give back by gathering diaper donations to support vulnerable mothers in San Diego County. WGSD was proud to donate over a carload of diapers …

Succession Reigns in 2015 at Women Give San Diego

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Women Give is announcing a leadership change for 2015 that will bring two new co-presidents to WGSD beginning in the summer. Merle Brodie and Bumni Esho will turn over the reigns to Morgan Justice-Black and Sabrina Martucci Johnson. Seasoned leaders with WGSD since 2011, Morgan and Sabrina are looking forward to working with the 130+ membership on previous and new …

Women Give Grantmaking Poised to Hit $100,000 Mark!

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It’s been another banner year for Women Give San Diego, as pooled philanthropy from its members will allow the Grants Team to recommend $100,000 in grants late this Spring. This would be the most we’ve ever provided during a grant cycle in the history of Women Give. An update on this year’s process… Women Give leadership came together in 2014 …