2016: SkyWatch Bird Rescue

2015: The Carousel Center (TCC)

The Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County (WIN) presented The Carousel Center (TCC) with a $30,500 grant at its 2015 award luncheon.  Click here for the full story.

 2014: Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT)

The Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County awarded its 2014 grant to Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT), who received a $32,000 award to support mental and behavioral healthcare for teens at its three clinics in Ashley, Laney and New Hanover high schools. WHAT offers a comprehensive primary medical care, mental health, nutrition and prevention services to adolescents and young adults ages 11 to 24.  For more information about Wilmington Health Access for Teens, please visit their website (http://www.whatswhat.org/).

2013: DREAMS of Wilmington, Inc.

The Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County awarded its 2013 grant to DREAMS of Wilmington for aDREAMS Executive Director Tracy Wilkes, WIN President Terry Richman and DREAMS Associate Director Emily Colin program entitled “Building 21st-Century Global Thinkers through the Arts: A Creative Approach.”   DREAMS of Wilmington is dedicated to building creative, committed citizens, one child at a time, by providing youth in need with high-quality, free-of-charge programming in the literary, visual and performing arts.  

DREAMS will use the $25,000 grant from WIN to provide arts education programming to 100 economically disadvantaged youth, ages eight to 17, and to expand the Teen Council, a leadership and college readiness program.  The organization will also implement two Family Arts Nights per semester, as well as the December Family Arts Week.  For more information about DREAMS of Wilmington, please visit their website.

2012: Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association

NCCF CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, left, and Anne Sorhagen, member of the Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association and the Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County (WIN).The Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County awarded its first grant to the Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association for the “Today’s Child Tomorrow’s Future” initiative.  CFGALA provides funding for educational opportunities for GAL foster children in the guardianship of the Department of Social Services.  With individual support, the children are more likely to remain and succeed in school.  

The $20,000 grant provided educational services such as tutoring, homework assistance and preparatory standardized testing for foster children.  For more information, visit the CFGALA website.Left to right: Jennifer Warren, WIN grant committee chair; Liz Kachris-Jones, district administrator, Guardian ad Litem; Sue Warden, grantwriting chair; Anne Sorhagen, CFGALA member; and Patricia Lawler, NCCF regional associate for the southeast and WIN member.

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