Project W, a women’s giving circle in Delaware County, is seeking to expand its reach across the entire county, by recruiting new members and offering a limited number of one-year scholarships. In its first year, 2019, 64 women came together to donate a total of $35,000 to three nonprofit organizations helping women and families in Delaware County. PathWays PA was awarded $21,000 to support their PathWays to Higher Education program; The Breathing Room Foundation and the Women’s Resource Center each received $7,000 for their critical work. Moving ahead in 2020, Project W is offering four fully-funded fellowships to women age 21-35 who live in Delaware County. Kim D’Ambrosio, the chair of the group explains, “We are proud of the diversity of women drawn to Project W in its first year and of the impact we had together. In 2020, we want to continue to expand our membership to reflect the voices of the County. In that spirit, some of our members have sponsored the Project W Fellowship Program, which will provide a free one-year individual membership to four (4) young women who want to make a difference in their community.” Soly McLaughlin, Project W’s vice-chair said, “We are a welcoming group and we hope women of all perspectives and backgrounds will apply. Each applicant needs to meet certain criteria but the main characteristic is the willingness to help others in need.” Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.
Project W is also seeking new paid members for 2020. Become a member and make an immediate impact in your local community. You can join as an individual for $550, or create your own mini-giving circle with up to 5 women and join as a group at the same rate. Deadline for 2020 membership is February 28, 2020.
Three information sessions on Project W will be held over the next two months:
- January 23, 2020, 10am – 11:30am: Evite: http://evite.me/ZWBwe19SfX
- February 5, 2020, 7pm – 8:30pm: Evite: http://evite.me/fTZ7Wamu6M
- February 20, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Evite to be available in mid-January.
Anyone interested in applying for a fellowship or in joining Project W can learn more at www.ProjW.org or by emailing ProjectW@TCFhelps.org. Or for more information, call TCF at 610-461-6571.
Project W is a women’s Giving Circle that harnesses the power of collective giving. Project W is committed to enhancing and improving the quality of life for women in Delaware County. If you join, your impact will be immediate. You will be in the fellowship of other community-minded women and learn more about the many organizations that enrich and improve our daily lives. You may further personalize your involvement by joining a committee in your area of interest. Focus Areas 1) health 2) education and 3) family. The fund is fiscally sponsored by The Community’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Springfield, PA.
c/o The Community’s Foundation
900 W. Sproul Road; Suite 101
Springfield, PA 19064
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