19th Annual Women’s Legacy Fund Luncheon 2021
We are pleased to announce that the 19th Annual Women’s Legacy Fund Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 starting at 11:00am. Join us as for a fresh take on our time-honored luncheon: Picnic with Purpose at the La Lomita Ranch, San Luis Obispo.
The Women’s Legacy Fund is a catalyst for philanthropy that improves the lives of women and girls and the need for support is greater than ever. The pandemic has given us an opportunity to reflect on what we do in the community, refocus our strategy and reimagine our fundraising event. The updated tiered ticket options will allow us to reach our targeted fundraising goals and meet the needs of women and girls in SLO County post-pandemic.
With a new intimate venue for 350 guests, premier catering, local wine, keynote speaker, and a chance to engage directly with grant recipients, we are excited to present an experience that will inspire our attendees and honor our cause in a meaningful way. Please join us in continuing our work of empowering change for SLO county women and girls.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
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 fund in the County which targets the needs of women and girls alone. Only the earnings are distributed through grants each year, allowing the fund to contribute to the community in perpetuity. Through the efforts of the Annual Women’s’ Legacy Fund Luncheon, the endowment has grown to $1.7 million and grant awards have totaled more than $500,000. Each year, hundreds of Legacy Leaders who have already contributed $1,000 or more to the fund make an annual contribution of $250 to sustain the fund.
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:
- The 2020 “What Do Women Need?” report was revised in February 2020 with important new data and year-over-year trends that show the areas of highest needs form women and girls across San Luis Obispo County. View the report here.
- 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. To print a pledge form click here. For more information about this program visit www.theyoung100.com
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For any questions about this fund reach out to The Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-543-2323.