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.
For decades, Gloria Steinem has been on a journey to create personal and social change, urging women to tap into their inner strength. Our revolution begins within, and when we come together with other women to encourage, listen, share and connect, we ignite true change—in ourselves and each other...
Last week, Chef Claudia Rovegno welcomed us into her kitchen at From Scratch Ridgewood and shared with us many of the culinary techniques she learned from her mother growing up in Rome, Italy. It was a wonderful evening of great company and delicious food, and we also had the pleasure of meeting several new faces.
We would like to share with you a "Wish List" from our new grantee, Women's Rights Information Center, for clients of their new Shared Housing program. Lilly Corcoran, WRIC's Executive Director, shared this with us at our Pre-Holiday gathering last month.
If, during this holiday season or beyond, you find yourself with any of the following and you'd like to donate, please contact Susan Bendes at 201-568-1166 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you all.
• New or very gently used Bed Sheets (full and queen) • Bed in a Bag • New Pillows • Silverware • Dishes • Curtains • Towels • Lamps • New or very gently used Blankets • Toaster • New or gently used pots and pans • Microwave • Coffee maker • Deodorant, Toothpaste, Shampoo • New toys for all ages, especially teens • Diapers • Gift cards to Shop Rite or CVS ... See MoreSee Less
Last night we held a pre-holiday gathering of members and friends at the home of one of our gracious members. We loved seeing some new faces in the crowd -- both new and prospective members -- and enjoyed getting to know more about one another and what brings each of us to the circle. We also heard from Lil Corcoran and Susan Bendes from the Women's Rights Information Center, our 2019 grantee, about their plans for expanding their shared housing program to further their support of women seeking housing assistance.
We will be sharing more information soon about how you can provide further assistance to WRIC and their shared housing clients. ... See MoreSee Less