Stories of Social Change in Action
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Do You Hold the Key?
You know her. You’ve laughed, cried, hoped, and daydreamed with her. She’s the funny friend, close confidant, and relatable love. Simply put, she’s America’s sweetheart. And on May 9th we will begin to know her as so much more. That’s right. Keyholder 2013: we’re talking to Meg Ryan! Joined by Sheryl WuDunn, award winning co-author…Continue Reading +
Liberation: Doma International
Monday night was inspiring. A doma colleague and survivor of human trafficking, Theresa Flores, hosted and organized the Liberator Awards to recognize the abolition heroes amongst us in Ohio. At the end of the night, Theresa asked me what my favorite moment was. Was it the glitter that fell down from the ceiling, missing the…Continue Reading +
JENNIFER WOOD, DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH, CASA OF FRANKLIN COUNTY HONORING THE WOMEN OF CASA-FC
I would like to honor the (all-female!) Staff Attorneys of CASA of Franklin County: Linda Allison, Sharon Carney-Packard, Caitlin Barbee, Anne Konarski and Alita Rucker, as well as staff Guardians ad Litem Joanne Sheely and Tobi Fliegel. I am proud of the work you do every day to passionately advocate for the abused and neglected…Continue Reading +
One Voice. Celebrating MLK Day.
Freedom. It’s such a simple word, such a simple ideal. But it’s a state that has escaped many. Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who serves as a shining example of the power of one voice used for social good. Although we have come a long way in…Continue Reading +
ERICA ENGLAND HERRON HONORING GAIL CHRISLEY
Gail is one of the most precious female spirits I know. She is not a mother but has the biggest mothers heart ever! Gail demonstrates what it is to be a self-work-in-progess, always evolving and accepting of herself and the world around her. She encourages me to do better by knowing better. I am a…Continue Reading +
Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Today marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It’s a day meant to raise awareness, offer support to victims, recognize the triumphs and resiliency of its survivors, and celebrate the amazing work being done in our communities to bring about change. Educating yourself is the first step…Continue Reading +
DEBBIE PHILLIPS REMEMBERING LIBBY BRADFORD
She was my mother-in-law and she was a mother to me. While I was launching my first career as a newspaper reporter, she was cheering me on as she launched her final career. As a critical care nurse at OSU Hospitals, she was horrified to see patients dying in pain and denial, their families stunned…Continue Reading +
GRANT PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: John Glenn School of Public Affairs – NEW Leadership Ohio
Attending the NEW Leadership Ohio weeklong seminar in June of this past year was a true gift. Early in my spring semester I was forwarded an e-mail from one of my political science professors with a link to the NEW Leadership website and a short line encouraging me to look into it. I had never…Continue Reading +
Why invest in social change?
It’s the end of the year and you are likely inundated with requests for support. So why The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio? Why invest in social change for women and girls? This is what a few of our donors had to say: “I invest in social change because it makes economic sense. My contribution…Continue Reading +
GRANT PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF LICKING COUNTY
The Getting Ahead program, provided by Mental Health America of Licking County, helps promote better understanding and communication about all social classes. It creates a powerful bond among these women who come from many different life experiences. Sharing resources and ideas for moving forward becomes an important part of the socio-economic changes which are inspired…Continue Reading +
Announcing our 2013 Grant Partners!
Today we celebrate the beginning of another year of social change for women and girls as we proudly announce our 13 new 2013 Grant Partners! Over 11 years, The Fund has awarded 141 grants totaling an over 1.8 million dollar investment to put more women in leadership positions, strengthen girls’ lifeskills and empower more women…Continue Reading +
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