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January 2021
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The New Year is a time for reflection and renewed commitment as we learn from our experiences and validate our goals. As we plan for 2021 we are enthusiastic, optimistic, and inspired to support our members and partners to improve the lives of women and girls through strategic philanthropy. We look forward to the promise of an exceptional New Year with you!

Join Us in Welcoming New Members
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New Member Coffee
Free virtual event
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Visit with your WGA Leadership and your fellow new members to hear about opportunities for involvement, learn about the WGA grant process and ask questions! In addition, invite a friend who is interested in being a strategic philanthropist in our collective giving organization.


Learn About Authentic Discussions with Race Cards
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Race Cards with 904WARD
Free virtual event
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM

WGA is hosting this virtual event with 904WARD to support better understanding of how to facilitate honest, authentic discussions around race in a way that is accessible to everyone. 904WARD is a 5-year-old civic group who developed a deck of cards to prompt racial-equity conversations, called Race Cards. We look forward to a meaningful discussion on race in our community with a reflection on the role it plays within the work of the Women's Giving Alliance and all our lives.


Members and Friends Meetup
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Downtown Connector Event
Free virtual event
Open to all members and guests
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Participate in the first Connector Event of 2021! All WGA members and their guests are invited, wherever you live. We will be announcing a fun surprise for the event in early January so register now and ensure it is on your calendar. You won't want to miss this event!


You Don't Want to Miss These – Save the Dates

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
DBWPC Research Findings
11:30 AM
Free virtual event

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Women in Leadership
11:30 AM
Free virtual event


Joan Van Vleck

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Joan Van Vleck. Joan was a WGA Founding Member, Past President, and mentor to so many of us. Her strong leadership of WGA resulted in our focus on systemic reform grantmaking and provided the foundation for our current advocacy work. We will miss her fierce determination, compassion, and generosity. We send our deepest condolences to her husband, Jim, and their family, and we are grateful that they suggested the Women’s Giving Alliance Endowment for tributes.

WGA Member News
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We have made it easier than ever to renew your membership online via credit card. The purple form has now been replaced by links to the WGA website, links listed below. To ensure that your contributions are counted in the current year's grants pool, please make sure your payment is received by the revised date of April 15, 2021.


Or, as always, your check may be mailed to WGA at The Community Foundation, 245 Riverside Ave., Suite 310, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Non-members interested in learning more, click here for the WGA Brochure and/or click here if you're ready to join!

Welcome New Members
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Tina Wirth

New members are key to increasing the impact we can make together in helping improve the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida. Thank you for your membership, we are excited to achieve more with you on board!

Update Your WGA Profile – We Want to See You!
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As we enter into the new year, this is a great time to update your WGA profile. New to the profile page this year is the feature of adding your photo. We encourage you to join us in including all of your up-to-date information and photo!

Click here to access the profile update page.

Have questions or need further information? Contact Teri Calinao, Philanthropic Services Officer at or 904.356.4483.

Get Ready to Share Your Thoughts!
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We want to hear from you! WGA's last member survey was in 2014. Our membership and our world have changed dramatically during this time. Because it is important to be responsive to you, our members, and our community's needs, we hope you will take the time to thoughtfully complete the survey when it becomes available on-line in February. More information to follow in the February eNews.

Prepare by logging on to the member site to update your profile where the survey link will be located.

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