Young Women's GIVING Council

The Young Women's Giving Councilmembers are dedicated to developing themselves as philanthropists; broadening their leadership skills and granting funds to nonprofit organizations working for the betterment of young women and girls. Since making its inaugural grants in 2008, the Council has awarded more than $48,000 from the Young Women's Leadership Fund (see a full list of grantees here). 
Mission Statement
Chicago Foundation for Women's Young Women's Leadership Council is a diverse community of young women ages 18 and up, who are committed to supporting young women and girls through philanthropic efforts. To support our philanthropy, we utilize our strength as a diverse network of young women to fundraise for the purpose of grantmaking. In addition, we develop the potential of young women as leaders and philanthropists through educational programming, leadership opportunities, and professional development. 

2013-2014 Council Co-Chairs

Sarah Hurwit, Co-chair
Dawn Reese, Co-chair

For more information about the Young Women's Giving Council, including membership information and forms, please fill out our email contact form and select the council(s) you're interested in, or contact Rhiannon Rossi at (312) 577-2825 or

2013-2014 Meetings & Events

All meetings are 5:30-7 p.m. at Chicago Foundation for Women, 1 E. Wacker Dr., unless noted. 

October 15, 2013 Council Meeting
November 12, 2013 Council Meeting
November 22, 2013 ThanksGIVING Event
December 10, 2013 Council Meeting
January 14, 2014 Council Meeting
February 8, 2014
Pop-up Shop
February 11, 2014 Council Meeting
March 11, 2014 Council Meeting
April 15, 2014 Council Meeting
May 13, 2014 Council Meeting
June 10, 2014 Council Meeting