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Who We Are:
The North Shore Giving Circle (NSGC) of Chicago Foundation for Women is a group of Chicago-area women who combine their funds to address the needs of women and girls in the northern suburbs. By leveraging the power of collective gifts, our grants create meaningful impact and improve lives.
NSGC is a place for women to:
Engage - Be a part of a community of women that addresses needs and increases opportunities for women and girls in the region. Help a woman, help a family. Help a girl, empower the next generation.
Learn - Meet local leaders who work every day to improve the lives of women and girls. Hear interesting speakers and visit innovative organizations in our area. Learn how to be a philanthropic leader by becoming a member of the Chicago Foundation for Women community.
Be Inspired - Advancing the status of women and girls advances us all. Be a witness to lives changed for the better. NSGC offers the opportunity for hands-on, collaborative philanthropy.
Who We Help:
We will be shouting out your [NSGC] generous grant to us….with PRIDE! Thank you doesn’t begin to express our gratitude for this gift. It’s going to allow us to do some very important things for our students at Curt’s South. They certainly need, and deserve, the help your grant will provide. – Lori Dube, Director of Networking
Our impact is strong! In our first three years, NSGC has granted over $200,000 to 19 organizations in our community. Grantees include:
How It Works:
Each member pledges $2500 annually (annual/quarterly/monthly donations). Using Chicago Foundation for Women grantmaking guidelines, the Giving Circle:
NSGC is an extension of the work of Chicago Foundation for Women. CFW improves the lives of women and girls by investing in solutions to the most pressing challenges they face – economic security, violence, and access to health care. Since 1985, CFW has given more than 3,200 grants totaling over $26 million and guided thousands of women and girls into becoming philanthropists.
2016-2017 Co-ChairsAnn BalusekGinny HoltJoan TrueheartMartha Weinfurter
2016-2017 Meeting ScheduleNovember 3, 2016January 19, 2017February 9, 2017March 16, 2017May 4, 2017
For more information about the Giving Circle, contact Eli Marsh, Philanthropic Education Officer, at (312) 577-2825 or email@example.com.
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To read about meetings and events we've held, visit our entire Events Schedule. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.