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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …