My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund, New York, NY, USA
I currently serve as the Convener of the Development Committee. In that role we seek out support from the public. Once people get personally involved with VGIF, they are committed for every. The building of our major gifts program and planned giving program has expanded greatly because of the generosity of those who have gotten personally involved.
The stories of our grantees are incredible. With small grants we have so much impact for women and girls. Our assistance and monitoring of our funding continues to improve so the donor can be assured it is being used for a great casue.
Review for American Association Of University Women, Clarion, IA, USA
AAUW Clarion was chartered in the 1950's. For over half a century it has been instrumental in making a positive change for the community and surrounding area.
AAUW is committed to continuing education, advocacy for equity and philanthropy to support women and girls. Local fund raisers provide scholarships for college freshman as well as the national AAUW programs.
Many women have found this a great way to get to know others when they first move into the area. I joined shortly after graduating from college and have belonged ever since. It has been particularly beneficial as I grew in leadership skills that have included positions at the state, national and international level. It was also the network that opened the door to my position as Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Many of these members were my role models and mentors.
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Review for AAUW, Washington, DC, USA
AAUW has provided me a life time of leadership opportunities that eventually lead to my career as an Executive Director of a Foundation supporting youth development. For nearly 20 years I was a stay at home mother doing volunteer service activities, but with 2 or my 3 sons in college, it was time to go back into the work force. The leadership skills learned at the community and state level in AAUW opened the door for me at the University. We often say volunteers can go back to work after being out of the workforce for extended periods of time. In my case it is true. As a result I have included AAUW in my estate plan.