ANNOUNCING TWO EVENTS TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SLO COUNTY
Picnic with Purpose: 20th Annual Women’s Legacy Luncheon
Please Join Us:
Tuesday, September 20th 11am – 2pm
La Lomita Ranch, San Luis Obispo
The 20th Anniversary Women’s Legacy Fund Luncheon will be outdoors at the picturesque La Lomita Ranch. We are pleased to continue this open air event with premiere catering, local wine, keynote speaker, and grant recipient fair. This year’s keynote speaker is Cynthia Nimmo, Interim Executive Director of Alliance For Girls, and recent president of the Women’s Funding Network.
Women & Wealth: Leave your Legacy
Please Join Us:
Thursday, August 4th 6pm – 9pm
The Penny, San Luis Obispo
Join us for an evening of abundance as we collaborate with Women Making Waves and the next generation of Legacy Leaders for an interactive workshop around financial literacy, philanthropy, and community impact for women in SLO County. Your ticket includes:
- Small bites and (2) complimentary drinks from SLO Cider
- Women owned winemaker tastings
- Interactive workshops with Jill Wilde & Sarah Rubalcalva
- Social time with community members and leaders
- Dance party with DJ SLO GRRRL
When women of a community are uplifted, it creates a ripple effect of compassion, creativity, and confidence for all.
About the Women’s Legacy Fund
The Women’s Legacy Fund mission is to be a catalyst for philanthropy that improves the lives of women and girls in San Luis Obispo County. Established by the Foundation Board of Directors in 2003, this fund is the only endowment in the County which targets the needs of women and girls alone. Based on compelling data both nationwide as well as in California, the need for a fund in San Luis Obispo County focusing on the needs of women is greater than ever. Grants from the fund support organizations that assist women and girls to strengthen their physical, emotional, intellectual, and financial well-being. Each year the WLF’s Advisory Committee identifies a focus for grant-making in the areas of economic independence, basic needs, safety, reproductive health, education, and mental health.
Over the years, hundreds of donors have made contributions of $1,000 or more, and many make annual gift of $250 to sustain the fund. We call these generous donors our Legacy Leaders. Through the efforts of our Legacy Leaders, the fund Advisory Committee and the Annual Women’s’ Legacy Fund Luncheon, the endowment has grown to $2 million and grant awards have totaled more than $500,000.
Based on compelling data both nationwide as well as in California, the need for a fund in San Luis Obispo County focusing on the needs of women is apparent. Grants from the fund support organizations that assist women and girls to strengthen their physical, emotional, intellectual and financial well-being. Each year the WLF’s Advisory Committee identifies a focus area for grant-making from the broad fields of economic independence, basic needs, safety, reproductive health, education and mental health.
Women’s Legacy Fund Resources:
- “What Do Women Need?” 2020 Report
- WLF Grant Recipients
- WLF Info Sheet
- Current Legacy Leaders
- “Invest in Her” 2020 Virtual Event
The Women’s Legacy Fund Advisory Committee is pleased to announce a new Legacy Leader program, “The Young 100”. Open to the first 100 young people 40 years old and younger, the affordable $28 per-month contribution for three years will encourage young community members to become Legacy Leaders as well as allow them to benefit from practicing philanthropy in our community. Current Legacy Leaders may sponsor The Young 100 members to help them reach their goal of becoming involved in the Women’s Legacy Fund.
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For any questions about this fund reach out to The Community Foundation at email@example.com or 805-543-2323.