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 members Julia D'Angelo Orlando and Cindy Myer were honored by Making-It-Home earlier this week for their efforts in helping to provide furniture to formerly homeless families who are getting settled into new apartments.
Yesterday evening we gathered at the beautiful home of Elaine Meyerson and enjoyed a private shopping night brought to us by our newest sponsor, Fortunoff Fine Jewelry. We had a grand time shopping for baubles, chatting with Fortunoff president and owner Esther Fortunoff-Greene and catching up with one another. But the real highlight of the evening was hearing from Liz Corsini of Bergen Family Center – our 2017 grant winner – who gave us an update on the important and promising Project Speak Up program we are helping to fund. Thanks to all who joined us. It was a dazzling evening. ... See MoreSee Less
What a wonderful morning we had at YWCA Bergen County's 41st Tribute to Women of INfluence program. The YW, a two-time WUIP grantee, honored five outstanding women for their work in the community. Congratulations to Tanisha Russell Day, Shonya Jordan, Rosanne Buscemi, MaryAnne Belvedere and Kate Duggan on a well-deserved honor.
Joy and peace to you and your families as you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week. In a world where so many men, women, children and families struggle, we are indeed blessed. Thank you for your continued support of and belief in Women United in Philanthropy. ... See MoreSee Less
Women United in Philanthropy sends our condolences to the family of Gwen Ifill, who passed away yesterday at the age of 61. Gwen was a pioneer, serving as the first woman to co-host a national news broadcast. She was a role model for young women everywhere. ... See MoreSee Less