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Women’s funds to gather in November

Women’s funds to gather in November

RALEIGH and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Women’s giving funds in Raleigh and Winston-Salem will meet next month to celebrate women’s philanthropy and to  announce their 2010 grant awards.

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem will hold a luncheon on Nov. 3 at the Benton Convention Center to celebrate its fifth anniversary and to award between  $130,000 and $140,000 in grants to groups supporting women and girls in Forsyth County.

Cindia Cameron, the national organizing director for the 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women, will give the keynote address at the event, which will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Since its inception, the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, which has involved more than 1,000 women, has awarded grants totaling $500,000.

Registration and additional information about the luncheon are available online.

On Nov. 8, the Wake County Women’s Giving Network will hold its fourth-annual grant awards luncheon at the Raleigh Marriott City Center beginning at noon.

During the luncheon, the fund, which is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation, will announce a total of $130,000 in grants to be awarded to groups serving Wake County women and children.

The keynote address will be given by Helen LaKelly Hunt, a leader of the national movement to involve women in philanthropy and founder of The Sister Fund, which aims to empower women and girls worldwide.

Since its inception in 2007, the Wake County Women’s Giving Network has awarded a total of $294,000 in grants.

To attend the event, email jlawson@nccommunityfoundation.org.

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