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.
Read Gloria Steinem's powerful words, and then check out FreeFrom and their #500Founders campaign, as the new grassroots organization strives to "make safety affordable for all survivors of domestic violence so that they can build lives free from violence for themselves and their children." ... See MoreSee Less
The number one reason survivors of domestic violence report staying in abusive situations is financial insecurity. @FreeFrom is a new grassroots organization helping survivors to achieve financial independence through the creation of survivor-owned, survivor-operated small businesses. Through their program, they will provide survivor-entrepreneurs with 12 months of intensive support including business planning, finance and accounting training, legal help, mentorship and a startup grant. Check out their 500Founders campaign and consider supporting them in any way you can! Safety for survivors and their children begins with economic stability.
Did you hear? Brooke Shields, last year's Annual Fall Gathering featured speaker, is one of a powerful, diverse group of women – from Madeleine K. Albright to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dr. Susan Love to Whoopi Goldberg – who contributed an essay in Nina Tassler's new book, "What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women." ... See MoreSee Less
Be sure to grab a copy of the incredibly powerful book #WHATITOLDMYDAUGHTER edited by #NinaTassler with #CynthiaLittleton. The book features of series of diverse essays (including a contribution from yours truly) on the adventures of motherhood. Here’s the link to purchase! bit.ly/1ICnOgB.
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