The power of female philanthropy: 500 givers, $1.2M, nearly 10K lives

This week, our Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) celebrated another successful year of female philanthropy at the home of long-time supporter Anne Smalling. Here are a few highlights from the event:

  • This year’s WLC co-chairs, Jennifer Foster (Dell) and Lauren Hammonds (Blackbaud), welcomed our guests and thanked them for their gifts of timeresource and advocacy.
  • We recognized Betsy Abell and the generosity of the Buena Vista Foundation.
  • We announced the collective impact of our WLC members: $592,000. Thanks to a matching gift from the Buena Vista Foundation, that means a total of $1.2M is being invested in UWATX’s Success By 6 (SB6) program, changing the lives of Austin’s youngest and most vulnerable children.
  • Sue Carpenter, Senior Director of SB6, provided an inside look into this year’s successes – including impacting 9,900 lives and other results listed above – and next year’s exciting initiatives.

At the end of the evening, members left with cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes and a renewed passion for Central Texas philanthropy.

Get involved: make a gift today, get informed about WLC or  learn more about how your company can benefit from sponsoring this inspiring group of dedicated women and reach out to get involved.


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