Attendees from last year’s Philanthropy Matters event, sponsored by the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region.
By Jen Peeters, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region
On March 12, the Women’s Fund will celebrate International Women’s Day at Philanthropy Matters, an educational event meant to educate and inspire.
This year, guests will learn from an author, leader, and pioneer in women’s philanthropy. Martha Taylor, Ph.D., will talk about ways you can make philanthropy one of the most meaningful and joyous parts of your life. Taylor will touch on differences between “feel good” vs. effective philanthropy and provide advice on how to invest in causes that reflect your values and represent real needs.
This event will also kick off the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Fund, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation.
Martha Taylor, Ph.D. is the 4W Director of Women’s Leadership and Philanthropy. She is the former vice president of development for the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, and was the first woman vice president in development in the Big Ten.
Taylor co-founded the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at UW-Madison, which is now at the Lily School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. She has co-authored three books on women’s philanthropy: Reinventing Fundraising: Realizing the Potential of Women’s Philanthropy; The Transformative Power of Women’s Philanthropy; and Women & Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World.
Space is still available and all are welcome. Register to be inspired as you learn strategies for joyful and effective giving. Stay for the social following the program and celebrate the impact you are making in our community and around the world.
The Women’s Fund is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation and a separate 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Women’s Fund invests in the needs of women and girls through grants, advocacy and education. Since 1994, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to innovative programs that improve women’s and girls’ physical and mental health, ensure their economic security, promote their safety and enhance their lives. For more information, click here.