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December 30, 2014 by Kelly Young

Meet Destiney. Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. You will meet a wide variety of women and young women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Destiney.


December 23, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Would Julie Bowen Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement earlier this year regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to create a connection with the new initiative called "NEXT" we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Julie Bowen shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


December 16, 2015 by Women's Fund

Celebrating a Great Year and New Beginnings

Jody DeFord (OA Class 2) was one of 100+ women who attended the OPTIONS and Perspectives Year End celebration. Although she showed up feeling like Cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation, she left with an overwhelming sense of pride for Women's Fund of Central Indiana - read why.


December 4, 2014 by Women's Fund

OPTIONS Year-end Event & State of Women’s Fund

Andrea Kleymeyer, OPTIONS Alumnae, Class 12, and Marketing Director, Indiana Design Center, shares OPTIONS Year-end event highlights and the State of Women's Fund.


December 2, 2014 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - November 2014

A monthly update from Women's Fund. November was busy: we visited The White House, welcomed new OPTIONS class members, bid farewell to two valued staff members, received final applications for NEXT, and more.


December 2, 2015 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - December

A monthly update and news from Women's Fund of Central Indiana.


November 28, 2014 by Kelly Young

Meet Ariel. Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. You will meet a wide variety of women and young women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Ariel.


November 4, 2014 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - October 2014

A monthly update from Women's Fund. From Geena Davis and the Power of Women's Fund Philanthropy to New York and the Clinton Global Initiative; new videos (including one featuring the Indianapolis Colts) and NEXT - find out what the past month held for Women's Fund.


October 30, 2014 by Kelly Young

Meet Suri: Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. You will meet a wide variety of women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Suri.


October 28, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Would Wendy Yerkes Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement earlier this year regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to create a connection with the new initiative called "NEXT" we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Wendy Yerkes shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


October 9, 2014 by Women's Fund

Getting to Know Juliana Meyer

Meet Juliana Meyer - she's a doctor, OPTIONS alum, active Women's Fund volunteer, philanthropist - and she can tell the year, make and model of muscle cars.


October 7, 2014 by Women's Fund

A Snapshot of The Power of Women's Fund Philanthropy Event

Last week, Women's Fund hosted The Power of Women’s Fund Philanthropy, featuring Academy Award winner Geena Davis. Here's a "snapshot" of the event.


September 23, 2014 by Kelly Young

Geena Davis. NEXT. Clinton Global Initiative. And More!

Tickets are still available for the Oct. 2 Power of Women's Fund Philanthropy event. Find out what excites one of our bloggers about the upcoming event.


September 18, 2014 by Kelly Young

Meet Alexis: Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. You will meet a wide variety of women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Alexis.


August 26, 2015 by Jennifer Pletcher

Women's Fund Goes to Camp

More than 100 women headed to Mickey's Camp for an invigorating, empowering and rejuvenating experience - including many of the women from Women's Fund. Jennifer Pletcher shares some insight in today's blog.


August 22, 2014 by Women's Fund

An Emotional and Powerful Visit with Young Parenting and Pregnant Teens

During a recent site visit to Health and Hospital Corp., women from Women's Fund met pregnant and parenting teens and learned how one program is helping young mothers. Lily Pai, Women's Fund Advisory Board member, shares her experience in this blog.


August 19, 2014 by Jennifer Pletcher

Meet Yulissa. Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. The women you will meet have made it through the 18-24 year-old phase of life and are successful, or not, they are 18-24 and struggling, they are going to be 18 soon and unsure of what is next for them ... you will meet a wide variety of women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Yulissa.


August 12, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Would Tuti Scott Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to create a connection with the new initiative called "NEXT" we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Tuti Scott shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


August 5, 2015 by Women's Fund

Living Poor and Insecure in Indiana

A group of Women's Fund women learned what it's like to be poor and insecure in Indiana. Startling facts were shared and hard decisions were made. One participant shared her thoughts in today's blog.


July 31, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Would Jennifer Dzwonar Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to create a connection with the new initiative called "NEXT" we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Jennifer Young Dzwonar shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


July 17, 2014 by Women's Fund

Tully: Seeking ideas to help young women

Matthew Tully features Women's Fund and NEXT in his latest column.


July 15, 2014 by Kelly Young

Meet Kelsey. Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. You will meet a wide variety of women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Kelsey.


June 26, 2014 by Kelly Young

Meet Brenda. Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. The women you will meet have made it through the 18-24 year-old phase of life and are successful, or not, they are 18-24 and struggling, they are going to be 18 soon and unsure of what is next for them ... you will meet a wide variety of women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Brenda.


June 24, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Would Karen Gentleman Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to introduce the new initiative called "NEXT" and to begin creating a connection, we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Karen Gentleman shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


June 22, 2016 by Jennifer Pletcher

What's NEXT this summer


May 13, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Would Debby Knox Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to introduce the new initiative called "NEXT" and to begin creating a connection, we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Debby Knox shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


May 13, 2015 by Women's Fund

What Would Deborah Hearn Smith Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement last year regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to create a connection with the new initiative called "NEXT" we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Deborah Hearn Smith shares advice for her 18-year-old self.


April 15, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Would Emily Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to introduce the new initiative called "NEXT" and to begin creating a connection, we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Dr. Emily Walvoord shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


April 8, 2015 by Women's Fund

What Would Susan Ferguson Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

Women's Fund made a bold announcement last year regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to create a connection with the new initiative called "NEXT" we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Susan Ferguson, Executive Director, Prevail, shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


March 31, 2014 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women's Fund: BIG Announcement

Women's Fund announces our exciting new initiative. Learn about what's NEXT for women in our community!


March 25, 2014 by Women's Fund

Tully: New effort poised to help young women

Matthew Tully, with The Indianapolis Star, provides a preview of NEXT in his most recent column.


March 11, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Emily Would Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

In 2014, Women's Fund will make a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to introduce this and begin to create a connection, we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Emily Groves shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


February 11, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Melissa Would Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

In 2014, Women's Fund will make a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to introduce this and begin to create a connection, we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Melissa Proffitt Reese shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


January 23, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Emi Would Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

In 2014, Women's Fund will make a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to introduce this and begin to create a connection, we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. Read what Emi Osterhaus would tell her 18-year-old self.


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