Women in Philanthropy
“Mobilizing the power of women to get things done in Utah County!”
Dynamic and caring women in Utah County join together to support programs for local women and children. Members of Women in Philanthropy utilize their passions, expertise and resources to create opportunities such as:
- a mentoring program for new mothers through Welcome Baby and Help Me Grow
- counseling and education for families facing abuse and parenting challenges
- safe housing and counseling for those experiencing domestic violence
- health care for uninsured children
- advocating and supporting programs for early childhood literacy
All women in Utah County are invited to support our efforts by giving, volunteering and advocating. We understand that lifting one person in our community benefits everyone.
We are committed to LIVING UNITED.
Our mission is to build an influential force of women philanthropists who develop financial resources, unite in service and stand as advocates for programs, initiatives and community affairs that benefit women and children in Utah County. All women are invited to support our mission.
Impact of Women in Philanthropy
More than 130 United Way Women's Leadership Councils with nearly 55,000 members across the United States actively engage in initiatives that postively impact their communities. Collectively, Women's Leadership Councils have donated more than $1 billion to advance the common good with initiatives such as lowering the teen pregnancy rate in their area or providing quality day care facilities.
Our local Women's Leadership Council, called Women in Philanthropy, supports the education initiative of United Way of Utah County which focuses on preparing children to succeed in school and beyond. From our formation in October 2006 until November 2012, more than $350,000 has been generated toward this goal. We are committed to our 100% guarantee which allows all Women in Philanthropy event funds to be allocatted to programs benefitting women and children in Utah County.
Current Initiative-Early Childhood Literacy
Women in Philanthropy members currently support efforts to develop early childhood literacy. Hundreds of children's books are purchased each year and distributed throughout the county. Encouragement and training for parents in helping their children develop early literacy skills reaches families through Welcome Baby, a home visitation program for new parents. Welcome Baby also organizes playgroups in interested neighborhoods and provides a free curriculum which emphasizes pre-reading activities. In addition, Bedtime Stories, a program at the female correctional facility, helps mothers in prison encourage their chldren to read. Volunteers record the inmates reading a book and then the CD's are sent to their children. Members of Women in Philanthropy give, advocate and volunteer in these programs according to their interests and availability. Women in Philanthropy also supports Help Me Grow, a free parent information line linking families to community resources and child development information (Dial 2-1-1).
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