Cary Women’s Giving Network awards $15,000 in grants, hosts reception honoring recipients

The members of the Cary Women’s Giving Network have awarded $15,000 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

CWGN members granted: 

“Organizations like these help our community thrive,” said Sheila Ogle, executive board president of the Cary Women’s Giving Network. “We’re honored to continue our support for charitable organizations in the Cary community.” 

CWGN members and representatives from each of the four nonprofits gathered in June. Nonprofit leaders spoke about the mission and goals of their organizations.

Members of the Cary Women's Giving Network pictured with local nonprofit leaders   Nonprofit representatives from L to R: Cary Farmer's Market Board President Dan Pike, Secretary Saskia Shoeman, Vice President Mitch Samples, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle COO Barbara Morales-Burke, Cary Town Band Board President Cindy Sinkez, GiGi's Playhouse Board President Michelle Pfeiffer and Executive Director Jeanhee Hoffman
CWGN is a giving circle of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, CWGN uses dollars from its endowment fund to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community. 

Learn more about CWGN and its work in the community or become a member at For further information about CWGN, contact the central Donor Engagement Officer 

Cary Women’s Giving Network Executive Board 
Advisory board members live and work in the Cary, N.C., community, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Ogle, board members include Alisa Wright Colopy (education chair) and Virginia Anthony (membership chair). 

About the North Carolina Community Foundation 
The North Carolina Community Foundation is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.  

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit

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