Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hancock County Community Foundation Women's Fund

Michelle Leonard, Marketing and Outreach Director of the Hancock County Community Foundation told Kiwanis about the Foundation’s Women’s Fund.  The Foundation, in its twentieth year, has over 200 funds with more than 18 million dollars.  The income from these funds is used for grants and scholarships in Hancock County. 

The Women’s Fund is a vehicle driven by a circle of women and girls committed to strengthening Hancock County communities.  The fund is a membership fund open to any woman or girl over the age of 16 who makes an annual financial contribution to the fund.  Girls between ages 10 and 16 may be sponsored by a female adult members.  The fund addresses the issues of education, childcare, arts, family support programs and other needs and issues that affect women and families of our community.  Recent grants include donations to the Safe Families program and to Kindergarten 101.

The fund has a fundraising event on August 24, 2012 at Blue Fall Art and Event Center titled “The Power of the Purse”.   Anne Ryder, TV Journalist and writer will be the speaker.  The event will  feature Hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a raffle of a “Premiere Purse”.   For further information on the event or to make a contribution to the fund, contact  or call (317) 462-8870.

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