As of Nov. 1, the Women's Impact Network is an independent organization and is not a part of the North Carolina Community Foundation. Leadership representatives of NCCF and WIN jointly announced the important milestone in June.

WIN’s phenomenal membership growth has allowed it to transition beyond a giving circle to a full-fledged membership organization offering a wide array of philanthropic experiences. WIN will continue to focus on grantmaking tailored to local needs and will also offer education and social experiences for members.

“We are so proud of what WIN has accomplished in just over five years and see this move as a natural part of its growth process,” said Anne Sorhagen, a WIN member and NCCF’s regional director for the southeast, which includes New Hanover County.

As the group works to establish its own 501-C-3 and a new website, those with questions or seeking additional information are asked to contact Linda Brown at 910-620-0281 or

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