Mission: Women Identity Purpose (WIP) is dedicated to connecting and advancing women to improve their families' quality of life through increased wealth, health and education.
Results: We build relationships with our community partners in order to target more women.
In the recent past, some of the things we have done are:
*Given away money toward educational expenses; *Raised funds for Christmas gifts cards for struggling mothers
*Faciliated a back-to-school supply drive for an underfunded public school.
*Provided workshop presenters for resume writing, interviewing skills, healthy living, etc...
*Our largest Grady McKnight financial award has been $1600 to an individual.
We have given out our Grady McKnight financial awards in 2009 (Monica Hopkins), 2011(Elizabeth Manoa) and 2012 (Antoinette Walker) and 2013 (Michelle Malone)
Target demographics: improve the economic sufficiency of Women and their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Women attending a program of higher education, or a female entrepreneurs.
Geographic areas served: Memphis ,TN, Chicago, IL and Thailand...expanding as our project expand.
Programs: Year of Donation Program: This involves connecting with local nonprofits in our service area to help obtain donations-in-kind and contributions for their efforts.
Grady McKnight Financial Award: College/Small Business/Expanding Awareness
I received a scholarship from Women Identity Purpose Organization. I was really honored and touched by the care of the organization, as well as impressed with their willingness to help. The scholarship took me a long way towards my goals. I must say, my success today as a professional is the direct result of the help I received that enabled me to live in another culture, country and gain experience employers were looking for within my degree field.