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.
Gloria Steinem – our Annual Fall Gathering speaker in '07 – recently joined Instagram and has shared some powerful (and some lightheartedly fun) images. Check her out: @gloriasteinem. ... See MoreSee Less
WUIP's 2013 grant honoree, the Center for Hope and Safety, held its Sapphire Gala at The Venetian in Garfield on Monday. Congratulations to the center on celebrating 40 years of helping women across Bergen County break the cycle of violence. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to WUIP members Gina Plotino and Valerie Vainieri Huttle on their well-deserved recognition as honorees at YWCA Bergen County's upcoming 95th Anniversary Gala on May 9. Certainly, both of these women have had an enormous impact on the lives of women in Bergen County and throughout the state of New Jersey, for quite some time. Kudos to the YWCA for choosing to recognize such extraordinary women! ... See MoreSee Less
95 Years of Walking the Talk: A Celebration of YWCA Bergen County
May 9, 2016, 6:30pm - May 9, 2016, 9:30pm
Seasons Catering and Special Events
Join us for an exciting, informative evening of cocktails, four course dining, open bar, music, dancing, “special guests,” and silent auction.
We are proud to announce:
Special Guest Host, Mortgage Apple Cakes's Angela Logan of Teaneck. Celebrity baker... faced with foreclosure Angela famously baked her way out of debt and into America's hearts!
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA USA, will be joining us to receive the YWCA Bergen County Visionary Award.
Please join us as we honor these outstanding women:
Honorary Legacy Host – Joan Groome, Executive Director of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce
YWCA Bergen County Young Leader Award – Charlotte Samuels
YWCA Bergen County Beacon of Light Award – Gina Plotino, member of Women United in Philanthropy and VP of Operations at Bergen County's United Way
YWCA Bergen County Woman of Action Award – Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle
The program will also feature five “stand out” men from our community who will be there to “stand up” for Bergen County women.
Tom Toronto, President of Bergen County United Way
Anthony Cureton, President Bergen County N.A.A.C.P.
AJ Luna, Director of Bergen County Veterans Services
Jeremy Lentz, Executive Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival
Anthony Johnson, Channel 7 Wabc-Tv News journalist
Featuring: “Dancing through the Decades” with Arthur Murray Ridgewood
Tickets are now on sale! Purchase tickets at ywcabc95thgala.eventbrite.com/
Interested in purchasing a table of 10 for $1,000 please, contact Mary Migliorino at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-345-4616.
Show Your Support! For Sponsorship Opportunities or to Create a Journal Ad, visit www.ywcabergencounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Sponsor_Ad-Form.pdf
For more information, contact Mary Migliorino at 201-345-4616.
UPDATE: Family Promise of Bergen County won the IKEA furniture makeover! Thank you to all of the WUIP members and friends who took a minute out of your day to vote. And congratulations to Family Promise on a well-deserved win. ... See MoreSee Less
We have great news! Thanks to YOU, our amazing and dedicated volunteers and friends, Family Promise of Bergen County is the WINNER of a complete IKEA makeover or our Family Center! The makeover is awarded by IKEA Paramus and will help us create a cheerful, organized and functional space for the homeless working families we serve. Thank you for voting! Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project!