Women United in Philanthropy (WUIP) is a women’s giving circle. In the simplest of terms, we are a group of like-hearted women who have decided to pool our philanthropy to collectively make a large impact on the lives of women. We vote annually to award our funds to an innovative project in Bergen County, New Jersey, that helps women become economically strong and independent. It’s clear that women are responding to this new idea of collective, strategic, democratic and local philanthropy – by women and for women. Today, we are 100 strong and growing our membership every day. We invite you to join us as we change our corner of the world – one grant at a time.
WUIP member Kate Duggan credits a bit of "divine orchestration" for her shift in careers in 2004, when she went from working as an audiologist to accepting a job as the volunteer director at Family Promise, our 2007 grant recipient. Now she's the agency's executive director, and she's been working for the last 13 years to lift homeless working families into a different life. ... See MoreSee Less
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — When she shows up at work in Ridgewood every day, Kate Duggan runs a massive effort to lift homeless working families into a different life.The executive director of Family Promise of Bergen County on Dayton Street poin...
Today is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating exceptional females of the past, present and future. At Women United in Philanthropy, we believe in the power of women, and we understand the importance of helping women become financially strong and independent. Because when women succeed, we all win. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday our new grant liaison Gloria Nelson attended Bergen Family Center's Teen Leadership Council event, "Culture Shock: Changing the Culture of Gender Violence" at Bergen Community College, which included the performance of "A Day in the Life," written by Katie Cappiello. Students came away from the powerful performance and all-day conference with an understanding of the facts about gender violence; strategies for safe intervention; and skills for fostering change and on and off campus. We're so proud to support BFC with our 2017 grant as they work to mobilize change with regard to our culture of gender violence. ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight at 9 p.m., CBS News will air a one-hour special honoring the life and legacy of legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore, hosted by Gayle King. Moore modeled new roles for women for an entire generation, forever changing television and how women were presented in the work place. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Maya Angelou Documentary Watch Party at Ridgewood Library on Sunday, February 12 is almost sold out! If you wish to attend and have not already registered, please email Hanna right away at email@example.com to secure a ticket. Let us know if you plan on joining the brunch at Park West Tavern before the film so we can save enough seats. ... See MoreSee Less
WUIP Brunch & Watch Party - "Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise"
February 12, 2017, 11:30am - February 12, 2017, 2:30pm
11:30 a.m. - Brunch at Park West Tavern (30 Oak Street) in Ridgewood
2:00 p.m. - Documentary showing at Ridgewood Library (125 N. Maple Avenue)
Women United in Philanthropy members and guests have been invited to join with the Ridgewood Library for a very special pre-broadcast screening of this woman we all love! We thought brunch together before the movie would make for a perfect day!
Here are the details:
Tickets to the film are $5 each. We've reserved 20 seats together.
We've reserved two tables at Park West Tavern. Should run about $30 if you fancy a mimosa!
Library parking is shared with the Village Town Hall, and can be accessed from North Maple. We suggest parking there and walking to the restaurant - it's about 4-5 blocks.
So please RSVP quickly to Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your ticket and allow us to get a brunch headcount. Please plan to bring cash to pay for brunch (helps dividing the check!) and to reimburse WUIP for your $5 ticket.