On the eve of the new year, it is timely for me to take a moment to reflect on the past year at Women's Fund and to share my vision for the next.
Highlights from a great year at Women's Fund and a video clip from The Power of Women's Philanthropy, plus Women's Fund updates you need to know.
Women's Fund had a great year. What do you think were the best moments? Read for more!
Here's a look back at the month of November for Women's Fund - everything from grants announcement to OPTIONS celebrations and more.
On #GivingTuesday, Kelly Young, OPTIONS alum, is reminded of her "giving plan" and shares how she feels better prepared to give.
It's approaching the end of the work day before Thanksgiving. With tomorrow being a day to give thanks, I have paused to reflect on some things I am thankful for - big and small - in my role at Women's Fund.
The tenth Power of Girls program event inspired all involved through hands-on opportunities to learn about healthy relationships, help address domestic violence through philanthropy, and more. Read 5-year staff member Deanna Gamoian's take on her first experience with the event.
Due to popular response, piano donations are no longer being accepted for GO Ahead & Play, a project led by middle and high school GO: Give Back students.
What did participants learn at Power of Girls? How were they impacted? So many of the "take aways" from this program go well beyond the day of the event...
I truly have had a great time getting to know Womens Fund better over the past few months. Yes, I went through OPTIONS several years ago. Yes, I know several of the organizations who benefit from Womens Fund grants. Yes, I have a few friends on committees and/or the board. But Ive discovered some new things I didnt know (or maybe didnt remember). Take, for example, some of these did you knows that ive discovered or rediscovered.
A monthly update on October happenings at Women's Fund - and a look ahead at where you will find Women's Fund in November.
A monthly update on September happenings at Women's Fund.
Read a Q&A with Jennifer Pletcher, GO Educational Consultant, about the GO Fall Educational Sessions and the grantmaking process in which GO participants engaged.
Jennifer H. Pletcher, Educational Consultant for GO: Give Back - a philanthropy education program, talks with three GO participants about their year-long philanthropy project.
Jennifer H. Pletcher, Educational Consultant for GO: Give Back - a philanthropy education program, explores the idea of community with GO participants and shares some ideas for your young philanthropist.
This past Saturday our GO: Give Back participants gathered for their GO educational sessions and in age-appropriate and gender divided groups, we discussed Food: Enough to Spare? Enough to Share? It was a challenging topic for children to think about people in our country and community who don't have enough to eat. The children were open, receptive, and left the session with a greater appreciation for food, nutrition, and hunger.
Read a Q&A from Jennifer Pletcher, as she shares how GO participants learned the "recipe" for friendship. Read Jennifer's suggestions on how you can introduce lessons of friendship at home.
GO: Give Back students have a lot to celebrate, after leading the GO Ahead & Play project. Jennifer Pletcher highlights the older students' celebration and reflection on the project and gives insight into the younger students' educational session during GO sessions last weekend.
What do all of the following entities have in common? * Indianapolis Colts * Indianapolis Woman magazine * Indianapolis Airport Air Traffic Control Planning. All of these have a plan - a detailed plan - to accomplish great success.
A monthly update on July happenings at Women's Fund.
People age 3-73 joined GO: Give Back students to transform a piano for GO Ahead & Play at the Broad Ripple Art Fair last weekend... Which begs the question - how many people does it take to create art?
1st-5th grade GO: Give Back students use their creativity to begin transforming a piano into a "Hidden Objects" seek and find. See a sneak peak of their work from last weekend and read the students' reactions.
Give a few kids a video camera and see how they can inspire others. That's just what Women's Fund of Central Indiana did during their GO Family Philanthropy Day. Their creativity, passion and honesty are heartwarming, touching and motivating.
Read how GO Ahead & Play artists may have something in common with last week's Mini Marathon participants, and get to know artists Pam Fraizer and Cheryl Lorance.
Last Saturday, about 60 people, including 16 families, gathered for 2010 GO Family Philanthropy Day at the Indianapolis Art Center. This event provided a meaningful and enriching philanthropy education experience to parents whose children are involved in GO: Give Back.
Kristen Merritt, Women's Fund Workshop Manager for the GO Ahead & Play project, introduces two piano artists, Angelina Fielding and Nancy Peterson, and their unique inspiration.
Amelia, 9th grade GO: Give Back participant, interviews J.A. Lacy, Emeritus Board member and President and COO of LDI Ltd.
From visits to Dress for Success Indianapolis and La Plaza to discussions about feminism and GO Ahead & Play activity, March was an action-packed month for Women's Fund.
A few favorite photos of the month, from GO students live on the set to OPTIONS participants in a group, from a strong and successful businesswoman to a bit of inspiration.
Hannah, 8th grade GO: Give Back participant, interviews Martha Lamkin, Emeritus Board member and founding mother of Women's Fund.
A monthly update on happenings from Women's Fund: grants guidelines now available, Vice Chair Elaine Bedel receives distinguished award, GO Ahead & Play full steam ahead with many great sponsors and developments, and congratulations to Ann Murtlow, newly-named CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.
Jennifer H. Pletcher, Educational Consultant for GO: Give Back - a philanthropy education program, shares some insight into GO and GO Ahead & Play.
Last night Women's Fund held an event to thank donors to the Endowment Campaign. An impressive crowd of 200 people gathered at the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral to celebrate the impact their support has made to women and girls in central Indiana.
Have you ever wondered what kids ages 6 - 13 are thinking about money? Their questions and comments may surprise you.
See a some great photos of Women's Fund activity, and inspiration, over the past month.
Women's Fund of Central Indiana is seeking artists to decorate pianos for a student-led public art project, GO Ahead & Play. Applications are due by February 28, 2013, at 12 p.m.
Women’s Fund Announces Invitation to Artists to Help Bring Pop-Up Pianos to Life as Part of its Student-Led GO Ahead & Play Project.
A monthly update on Women's Fund happenings from Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director.
Jennifer Pletcher, GO Educational Consultant, shares highlights and lessons learned at this month's GO Educational Sessions, including a hands-on opportunity for participants to dive into small business loans.
The New Year offers exciting new opportunities - including some new ideas for the Women's Fund blog. Find out what we have in store for this space - and share your ideas too.