Bradford, PA, Nov. 1, 2019:
Eighty-two women, committed to volunteerism and sharing, came together on October 10 to learn more about the new Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) of McKean County, a project of the McKean County Community Foundation.
“We are appreciative of the 58 women who joined our organization pledging more than $8,350 to support McKean County non-profit 501c3 organizations that implement programs focused on improving the lives of women and their families,” said Carol Duffy, co-chair of the organization.
“Any woman donating $100 or more is considered a voting member of the organization and will be a part of the grant selection process at our annual meeting next fall,” said Judy Bodamer, co-chair of the organization. “But we need the help of more women in McKean County to reach or surpass our goal of 75 members,” she added.
The Annual Membership Year runs from October 1st to September 30th. Gifts can be made anytime within the Annual Giving Period from October 1st to June 1st. The grants that will be distributed in McKean County by the Women’s Giving Circle in the fall of 2020 will make a meaningful impact on women and their families.
To learn more about WGC or to become a member, go to www.mckeancountyfoundation.org or contact the McKean County Community Foundation at 844-238-2289.
PHOTO: Guest speaker at the inaugural Women’s Giving Circle event was St. Marys School teacher Ashley Kline. Kline described two programs that were funded by the Elk County Women Who Care program, a similar program to the new McKean County Women’s Giving Circle: Ruling Our Experiences empowerment program for girls that focuses on building healthy relationships, critical life skills and planning for a successful future; and the teacher-driven Food for Friends Backpack Program which provides food for weekend and holiday break meals to elementary school age children who would otherwise not have nutritious and adequate meals on non-school days.