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Phoenix Women's Chorus
October 18, 2012

After 7 years of working in the non-profit sector I became involved on the board of Arizona Women in Tune (AZWIT). Serving on this board was life-changing and taught me more professionally than all of my paid experience in the field. I also performed with this group for a handful of years. AZWIT provides a strong feminist and activist voice (using music) to affect cultural changes in areas such as LGBT rights, women's rights, women's health, race and class. It also provides a welcoming and educational setting for all those who self identify as women (be they Lesbian, "straight" or Transgendered). Many times, this is the only supportive setting that these women have. AZWIT offers not only a musical experience to it's audience but also a mechanism for Social Justice and Human Rights. It also just happens to be a ton of fun! I donate to this non-profit because it changed my life for the better and I know it does the same for everyone who crosses it's path. I urge you to check them out at http://azwit.com/

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all aspects of my professional and personal life. I've learned new technical skills, made lifelong friends, and participated in a fun and functional social change movement. This non-profit uses my donations wisely and I can see the results of where my time, money and energy helps.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the community's knowledge, understanding and participation of this gem of a non-profit.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

AZWIT was extremely and adversely effected by the continual cuts in arts funding. AZWIT addresses the constant inequality experienced by the LGBT community and women, internationally.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

AZWIT continues to receive less arts funding every year, through no fault of their own.

What would you tell others about this organization?

AZWIT is a worthwhile investment of your money and time. You can support them by donating your money, time and voice. They are also a wonderful women's empowerment non-profit. The staff and singers are delightful. The performances are fun and thought-provoking.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I performed social justic music to advance the empowerment of women globally. I helped strenthen this non-profit by serving on their Board of Directors. I increased my professional and personal skills immensely. I donated money to support their efforts an.