<h1>Blog & News</h1>
August 31, 2010

OPTIONS 10 Year Celebration

by Women's Fund

On Aug. 27, OPTIONS alumnae celebrated 10 years of helping women and girls in the community and celebrated nearly half of a million dollars donated to Women's Fund. Raquel Richardson shares her thoughts - along with what some other women shared with her, about the event and OPTIONS.


August 26, 2010

Women Win the Vote

by Kelly Young

90 years ago today women gained the right to vote. Women's Fund celebrates National Women's Equality and the women who are making a difference!


August 24, 2010

I Walked in the Shoes of a Struggling Woman – and Walked Away Relieved

by Kelly Young

Women's Fund hosted a program called "Take a Walk in Her Shoes" which allowed participants the opportunity to become a woman in our community faced with complications, obstacles and barriers, struggling to get by. Our job was to try and navigate the social services available to people trying to escape poverty.


August 20, 2010

Prison Visit Makes Impact on Women

by Women's Fund

Betsy Biederstedt shares her impressions and thoughts after spending time on Tuesday at the Indiana Women's Prison (IWP). The site visit made such an impact on the women who attended that we have dedicated more blog space on this topic.


August 18, 2010

My Time at the Women's Prison

by Kelly Young

A site visit hosted by Women's Fund gives 18 women an inside look at the Indiana Women's Prison.


August 13, 2010

Transforming Lives and the Community Through Business Ownership

by Women's Fund

By: Kelli Reifel, OPTIONS Class 10 member As a member of OPTIONS Class 10, I recently had the opportunity to attend a site visit at Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana. BOI is one of the countless amazing organizations Women’s Fund supports. I was, once again, impressed to learn about how yet another organization supports women and children in Indiana.


August 11, 2010

Concerns About Early Puberty

by Women's Fund

By: Emily Frank, MD - OPTIONS Alumnae member This week the news outlets all carried the same scary story: young girls are beginning puberty at an alarmingly young age. Early puberty is defined as the development of sexual characteristics before age 7 in girls. An article published in the journal Pediatrics this week reports on a large study of nearly 1200 young females from across the nation.


August 5, 2010

Curtain Closes on IRT’s Leading Lady: Priscilla Lindsay

by Kelly Young

We honor and celebrate IRT’s leading lady, Priscilla Lindsay. She has achieved amazing accomplishments here in Indianapolis - on and off the stage. She leaves Indianapolis to pursue a new role as the first woman to chair the Theatre Department at Michigan.


August 4, 2010

Putting Women on the Path to Success

by Women's Fund

Inside Indiana Business Perspectives Article, By Paula MacVittie. One of the first fundraising events I attended after returning to Indianapolis was a breakfast for the Women’s Fund. I pulled out the agency credit card and made a donation. Then, two months ago, I was visited by Abigail Coleman, Women’s Fund development officer, and advisory board member Marianne Glick—who is one of Indianapolis’ premiere philanthropists. I was so impressed with the organization I doubled our contribution. More importantly, I decided to let the rest of the world know about the extraordinary difference it is making.


August 3, 2010

Shopping at Saks Benefits Women's Fund

by Kelly Young

Two of my favorite things … shopping and donating to a great organization. Now it’s possible to do both through a program sponsored by Saks. Women’s Fund of Central Indiana is one of six local charities selected by Saks Fifth Avenue Indianapolis to benefit from their “I’m Going to Saks … For My Favorite Charity” program.