The Women’s Fund Celebrates and Hands Out Money During the Holidays

The Women’s Fund hosted their holiday party fundraiser at Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester on December 4. Sixty-five people attended and with the help from local business donations and a Rochester-themed raffle basket, they were able to raise more than $4000 and four guests expressed interest in becoming partners.

Lori Roscoe Rochester Hills, Kathy McCarter Rochester, Sue Upton Rochester

Lori Roscoe Rochester Hills, Kathy McCarter Rochester, Sue Upton Rochester

Toni McConnell Rochester Hills, Mary Beth LaChance Rochester Hills, Nancy Gorges Rochester Hills

Toni McConnell Rochester Hills, Mary Beth LaChance Rochester Hills, Nancy Gorges Rochester Hills

Erika Kruse Rochester, Lauren Sitko Rochester Hills, Christina Hogan Rochester, Kathy Bogdziewicz Rochester, Lynn Oates Rochester

Erika Kruse Rochester, Lauren Sitko Rochester Hills, Christina Hogan Rochester, Kathy Bogdziewicz Rochester, Lynn Oates Rochester

Kristin Tonti Rochester Hills, Diane Bette Rochester Hills

Kristin Tonti Rochester Hills, Diane Bette Rochester Hills

The 2018 Grant Recipients were Announced

  • Families Against Narcotics (FAN) $1000 towards their “Hope Not Handcuffs” Program. The program will provide support to women in Oakland County that are looking to find viable treatment options, sober living, transportation or peer recovery coaching to maintain their sobriety.
  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) $720 grant for JVS will be used to fund a “Better Job Opportunities” scholarship for an Oakland County woman through which she will attain computer skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace.
  • Career Dress $8000 grant will be used to support their program “Motoring Women Through Unemployment.” The program will provide gas cards or bus passes to women seeking employment or who have become newly employed.
  • Rochester Area Neighborhood House (RANH) $20,000 grant will go towards their “Employment Readiness Initiative.” RANH has partnered with Kelly Services to create a three-month program consisting of professionally facilitated classes in achieving job readiness, support acquiring work and extensive follow-up support for on the job success targeting 6 women per quarter. The Women’s Fund grant will assist these women and their families move toward a successful financial future.
  • Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan $2500 grant will go towards their Assault Survivor Kits Program. The grant provides funding to purchase supplies such as clothes and hygiene items for the individual survivor kits.
  • In addition to the Women’s Fund grants, the Carol Kirken Memorial awarded an additional $5000 to Career Dress.

 

Over the past 17 years, the Women’s Fund has donated more than $300,000 to organizations helping women. The fund is a permanently endowed fund owned and administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. Through grant-making, the Fund provides ongoing and future support for programs that aid women while preserving and managing its donations in perpetuity by spending only the fund’s income and annual earnings. For more information on the Women’s Fund, please visit their website at www.womensfundrochester.org or for questions please call 248-812-0763 or email womensfundrochester@gmail.com.

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