In this month's e-newsletter, we reflect on common themes that exemplify women's leadership: time, talent and treasure. As you peruse each article, you will read about women serving philanthropically with their hearts and hands to build a stronger community for women and children. We begin by highlighting a loyal friend and volunteer, Leslie. She is a Memphis HOPE resident who has moved from a path of survival to building a strong and successful plan for the future. Read more about Leslie and her milestone successes in our Philanthropy section.
Food, Fun and Fashion: Power of the Purse™ Auction
Once a part of the Annual Tribute Luncheon and Symposium, The Power of the Purse Auction will be held Thursday, October 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club. The highly anticipated event will feature an array of items including: accessories from top fashion designers and boutiques, gift certificates, travel and destination packages, fine jewelry and a wine pull. Your support of this event will help the Women's Foundation build vibrant communities by giving women and children the opportunities to achieve economic independence.
Your support of this event will help the Women's Foundation build vibrant communities by giving women and children the opportunities to reach economic independence.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation and WFGM Invest in Early Childhood Education
Leslie S. and Ursula U. (pictured above), helped support 19 Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE (USMH) case managers and 12 USMH parents serving as ambassadors. They developed a resource informational packet related to the importance of early brain development, quality child care and education for children from pre-birth through 5 years of age. During the months of July, August, and September they volunteered over 24 hours a week at WFGM and USMH. They successfully connected with more than 200 families and provided information to 70 families about early childhood development and education programs, and 51 children ages 0 to 5 were enrolled in high quality child care services. The Early Childhood Education Innovation Pilot Program is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
LEADERSHIP AND RECOGNITION
WFGM Legends Award Honorees Continue to Make History
|Legends Award Honoree Happy Jones and Debbie Binswanger, |
Chair of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women Advisory Board
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
, Baptist Memorial Healthcare Foundation and WFGM collaborated to create the Hall of Legends, a lasting tribute to our trailblazing Legends Award Honorees. The Hall of Legends is a gallery of the Legends Award Honorees' art and prose that will be showcased throughout Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. An opening reception and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, September 23. The Hall of Legends is free and open to the public.
WFGM Leaders Named Super Women in Business
The Memphis Business Journal announced its 2014 Super Women in Business honorees. These 25 women make up the third class of finalists since the awards' inception. Among them are WFGM leaders and friends of the Foundation.
WFGM Board Members
Nisha Powers, President, Powers Hill Design
Becky Jones West, President, WestRogers Strategic Communications. Read more...
Ruby Bright, Executive Director/CAO, Women's Foundation
Friends of WFGM
Sally Aldrich, Methodist Alliance Services
Sandra Bailey, Methodist Extended Care Hospital
Cindy Brewer, LEO Events
E. Florence Hervery, Case Management, Inc.
Ann Langston, Church Health Center
Teresa Sloyan, Hyde Family Foundations
Roblin Webb, Freedom Prepatory Charter Schools
Keri Wright, Universal Asset Management
Young Women Philanthropists Announces 2014 - 2015 Chair
WFGM is pleased to announce the new chair of Young Women Philanthropists (YWP),Tiffany Futch. Tiffany has been a member of YWP since 2012. She has been a volunteer for many events including the Modern Day Woman's Conference, Legends Award Reception, and Youth Leadership Forum.
"I'm very excited that Tiffany has accepted the position as Chair of Young Women Philanthropists," said Outgoing YWP Chair and WFGM Board Member, Gina Myers "She is a natural leader and is full of brilliant ideas to take YWP to the next level. I look forward to seeing her lead this group of fabulous women."
Tiffany is an Instructional Designer for American Home Shield -a ServiceMaster Company-where she develops learning solutions in support of business initiatives and skill development. She proudly carries the title of Memphis native, graduating from Kirby High School then studying Biology at Christian Brothers University and Special Education at the University of Memphis. Very passionate about women and children's issues, Tiffany is very active in the community through outreach and advocacy.
GRANTEE PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Memphis Area Legal Services
The Opportunity Plus Program fosters economic self-sufficiency among victims of domestic violence. This initiative will continue to fund a staff position to facilitate achieving the goals of the Domestic Violence program and to act as liaison between clients and community efforts for workforce development, potential employers, housing opportunities and the judicial system. Check out Fawn Pettet, Program Coordinator for Opportunity Plus, on the October edition of On Cable Tonight.
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
WFGM Annual Report
With generous support from donors like you, the Women's Foundation has been able to make vast accomplishments locally,
regionally and nationally.
Human Trafficking and the Tennessee Women's Funds Alliance:
A Partnership of Sister Funds Resulting in Statewide Social Change
Hosted by the
Women's Funding Network
Monday, October 15, 2014
Power of the Purse Auction
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Chickasaw Country Club
3395 Galloway Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Deneuville Learning Center
Gala and Auction
Welsh Dining Hall at Hutchison School
1740 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Saturday, November 1, 2014
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Please join 2014 Honorary Chair
Sharon Ryan, Senior VP, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary at
for an evening of food, drinks,
entertainment, and live and silent auctions!
Individual tickets $50 - call (901) 726-5902
WFGM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Communications & Marketing
Special Event Support
To volunteer, e-mail Joyce Presley
or call 901-969-2406.
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
If you suspect someone is a victim
or you witness activity you believe
to be related to sex trafficking,
call the Tennessee Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
You can also visit:
We Want to Hear from You!
Each month we receive information about incredible women doing incredible things.
If you have a story about a
phenomenal woman who is impacting the community, transforming women's lives and the face of poverty and supporting the work of the
Women's Foundation, we want to
hear from you.
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or call 901-969-2399.
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