Cary Women’s Giving Network awards more than $12,500 in grants

The members of the Cary Women’s Giving Network have awarded $12,508 in local grants from its community grantmaking fund.

The board granted:

“Nonprofits are so important to the well-being of our community,” said Sheila Ogle, board president of the Cary Women’s Giving Network. “We’re honored to provide grants to these organizations that help Cary thrive.”

The Cary Women’s Giving Network is a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). For further information, contact NCCF Donor Engagement Officer Meredith Bell at (919) 256-6914 or

About the Cary Women’s Giving Network

The Cary Women’s Giving Network was founded in 2011 by a group of local women to support local needs in Cary through a giving circle. The Giving Network leverages the power of collective giving through a local network that supports charitable organizations serving women, children and families in the Cary community.

The Network is designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its membership and increasing charitable contributions. It supports a competitive grants program under the direction of its full membership.

In addition to Ogle, executive board members include Alisa Wright Colopy (communications chair) and Ann Carlson (grants chair). The Network welcomes membership from any woman in the Cary community with an interest in joining. Members commit to making a $600 contribution annually for three years. 

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

Media contact

Amy Dominello Braun, Senior Communications & Marketing Officer, 919-256-6922