<h1>Blog & News</h1>
March 31, 2011

Round is a Shape

by Abigail Coleman

Celebrate National Nutrition Month. How are you living healthfully through balanced nutrition?


March 29, 2011

S.O.S. for Dress for Success

by Kelly Young

Dress for Success Indianapolis hosts its annual S.O.S. (Send One Suit) campaign next week, April 4-8. Your donation of a new or gently used suits and blouses can help empower a woman and give her the self-confidence to achieve success.


March 29, 2011

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Announces More than $100,000 in Corporate Support to Benefit Women and Girls in Central Indiana

by Women's Fund

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, considered the expert resource for issues impacting women and girls, announces their most recent list of corporate partners that have made a significant commitment to women and girls in central Indiana – a commitment totaling nearly $120,000 in 2011.


March 24, 2011

OPTIONS Perspective: The Julian Center - Part 2 of 2

by Abigail Coleman

Tuesday, March 15, OPTIONS Class 11 visited The Julian Center. This is part two of a a two-part series, March 22 and 24. Three class members—Emi Osterhaus, Brooke Smith, and Carla Feagans—share their perspective on the visit.


March 22, 2011

OPTIONS Perspective: The Julian Center - Part 1 of 2

by Abigail Coleman

Tuesday, March 15, OPTIONS Class 11 visited The Julian Center. This is part one of a a two-part series, March 22 and 24. Three class members—Emi Osterhaus, Brooke Smith, and Carla Feagans—share their perspective on the visit.


March 17, 2011

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go farther, go together.

by Women's Fund

Angela E. White, CFRE, shares lessons learned and take-aways from the Center on Philanthropy's Symposium, "Women World Wide - Leading Through Philanthropy."


March 15, 2011

Donor Spotlight: Cheryl Strain

by Abigail Coleman

Get to know Cheryl Strain: community volunteer, gardener, grandmother, and Women's Fund donor.


March 10, 2011

Family Giving: Enabling Your Family to Make Meaningful Donations

by Jennifer Pope Baker

Inside Indiana Business Perspectives Article: In recent decades, nonprofits are being established at record pace in the U.S. While this is benefitting our community and nation, it can make deciding where – and how to invest philanthropically daunting.


March 10, 2011

Women and Girls in Central Indiana: Still on Shaky Ground

by Abigail Coleman

Still on Shaky Ground 2011 reveals, although progress has been made in areas of caregiving, domestic violence, and insufficient income, there is much progress yet to be made.


March 8, 2011

Today: International Women's Day

by Abigail Coleman

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (IWD), a day where internationally, we celebrate women. Learn about this year's theme and the central Indiana connection.


March 8, 2011

Women’s Fund Study Shows Disparities, Challenges and Opportunities for Central Indiana Women and Girls

by Women's Fund

Women’s Fund released its latest research on critical issues facing women and girls in central Indiana. Women’s Fund first published On Shaky Ground: Where Women and Girls Stand in Central Indiana in 1996, then published Still on Shaky Ground updates in 2003 and 2006. The 2011 update focuses on Women’s Fund’s three focus areas: Caregiving, Domestic Violence, and Insufficient Income.


March 4, 2011

Strengthening Families through Indiana Women's Prison

by Abigail Coleman

Children whose parents have been incarcerated are seven times more likely to be re-incarcerated themselves. Women's Fund has provided support to programs focused on strengthening family ties at the Indiana Women's Prison since 1999.


March 1, 2011

Babies Behind Bars on TLC

by Kelly Young

Babies Behind Bars is a two-part series that airs on TLC this week. The program highlights the Wee Ones Program and the work the Indiana Women's Prison is doing to help inmates bond with their babies. Interesting program; really interesting show to watch.