ROCKY MOUNT ─ The Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount is currently seeking new members to join the group that is helping to strengthen the local community through collective giving.
The women’s giving circle aims to have 50 members by June 30 in order to reach the goal of granting $10,000 this year for initiatives benefiting women and families in the Nash-Rocky Mount area, according to Kelly Lee, regional associate for the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). NCCF sponsors several local women’s giving programs across the state.
“We are excited to grow our membership so that more women can be directly involved in serving their community,” said Lee. “As membership grows, so will the impact we can make on issues that affect women and children in our area.”
Each member of the organization is given one vote to determine the organizations and programs that will receive annual funding. Members are able to attend educational meetings and special events, network with women who share similar values and make strategic decisions about philanthropy that will have a lasting effect on the community.
All members commit to contribute $250 annually, which includes: $200 for the annual grant-making pool; $25 for NCCF’s statewide Women’s Fund; and $25 for administrative purposes.
About The Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount
The Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount is a NCCF program designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy in the Nash-Rocky Mount area. The network has supported multiple initiatives since its inception in 2008, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe counties and My Sisters House, specifically their sexual assault response program.
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org, contact the NCCF headquarters office in Raleigh at 800-201-9533 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News media contacts:
Kelly Joyner Lee
NCCF Regional Associate
Noël McLaughlin, APR
NCCF Director of Marketing and Communications