SOUTH LAKE COUNTY – On September 12, eight $1,000 grants were awarded at the annual Women’s Giving Circle dinner. The Women’s Giving Circle is part of the philanthropic efforts of the Crown Point Community Foundation.
The WGC lets any women from the area gain membership with a $100 or larger donation, which can be made throughout the year. Members’ donations are then pooled and awarded to area nonprofits. Using the principle of “one member, one vote,” all WGC members vote for the nonprofits of their choice at the organization’s annual dinner, which is held on the second Tuesday in September.
“The Women’s Giving Circle is a great way for women to connect with one another and to learn about the needs of their community,” said Mary Nielsen, President of the Crown Point Community Foundation. “We invite all women in South Lake County to become involved in charitable giving and to see how your donation can make a significant difference supporting all within the place we call home.”
The dinner was sponsored by Kathy Roeser from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Jane Lambesis from Federated Investment. At this year’s event, Women’s Giving Circle members voted on and awarded $1,000 grants to the following nonprofits:
1. Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana
2. Cedar Lake Historical Association
3. Crown Point Adult Learning Center Literacy Fund, Inc.
4. Indiana Ballet Theatre / Classical Arts Centre
5. Living Hope Church
6. Mommy’s Haven Maternity Home
7. Sunshine PAWS, Inc.
8. Women’s Giving Circle Scholarship
For more information about becoming a member of the Women’s Giving Circle, contact Mary Nielsen at (219) 662-7252 or visit the Crown Point Community Foundation website at www.theCPCF.org.