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.
100% of your WUIP membership gift goes to our grant fund. As a member, you vote to decide each grant.
Last October, we selected Children's Aid and Family Services and its CRAFT program as the recipient of our $65,000 grant. To date, 14 women have been educated on how to deal with a family member struggling with addiction and how to facilitate their loved one seeking treatment. The second cycle of the CRAFT program aims to have these 14 women educate and provide guidance to other women in the community living with a loved one suffering from addiction. It is anticipated that 12 sessions will be held in Bergen County throughout the year.
Congratulations to our WUIP sister, Corethia V E Oates, for this wonderful recognition by the Women's Rights Information Center. We know you to be a Community Change Maker and we're proud that you're a Women United in Philanthropy member all these years, too.
Corethia has been published in Commerce Magazine, NV Magazine, and The Wiss & Co. Newsletter, and provides financial/retirement planning and investment seminars to various organizations.
Corethia helped establish a soup kitchen, computer classroom after-school program, and homeless program at her church, where she served as a Vestry board member, youth group advisor, and choir member. Corethia also placed in the Track & Field trials for the 1980 Olympics!
Supporting Bergen County Habitat for Humanity is easy. By donating your new and gently used furniture and other home goods to the Bergen ReStore, not only are you giving your items a second chance at life, you're also directly helping to provide decent, affordable homes for hardworking Bergen County families. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a blast at the Bergen ReStore last night! We received a fun and informative chalk painting demo from Angela Schuster of Faux Time Design, indulged in a delicious selection of hors d'oeuvres and desserts provided by A Bite of Heaven Catering, and enjoyed the company of like-minded women who strive to make a positive impact on the lives of women in our community. We also heard from Jacey Raimondo, Executive Director of Bergen County Habitat for Humanity, about the need for safe, affordable housing in Bergen County and what we can do to help. ... See MoreSee Less
We absolutely loved having Angela Schuster from Faux Time Design at our event last night. She shared with us her mutual commitment to the empowerment of women while simultaneously making us laugh and teaching us a thing or two about chalk painting. Thank you so much for joining us!