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.
Next weekend, all across the country – and the globe – women will be marching together to spotlight the importance of protecting human rights for all and, in particular, protecting the rights of women, children and families. At WUIP, we don't care what your politics are, but we do believe strongly in the power of women helping women, in defending human rights and in creating communities where people care for one another. So we are happy to share with you information about women's marches being held around us on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Many of us will be there. Let us know if you are planning to attend too!
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.