Category Archives: Donor Circle

Why I Went to Prison

 by Michelle Cale, guest blogger I first went to prison in May 2010.  Luckily for me, I was able to leave the same day because I was just a visitor.  I was part of a group invited by Get On The Bus, a nonprofit organization that had recently brought together mothers incarcerated in the Central [...]

Change Begins At Home

By Victoria Chan I’ve always wanted to travel the world. When I was  a child, my mom would read me her journals describing her travels in Europe when she was in her 20′s. I was determined to leave the United States, to see the world. For fun, I would visit travel websites and look up [...]

California Not Ready to Relocate Inmates from State Prisons to Counties

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant Kim Carter, Founder and Executive Director of our grant partner the Time for Change Foundation, is passionate about reducing recidivism and crime in California through supportive services and rehabilitation. She has been working with California state government for ten years: educating, informing and advocating about issues related to incarceration. Most recently, Ms. Carter has taken a [...]

Women Give San Diego at the Capital

“And while I have written countless lessons on “How a Bill Becomes a Law” or “How Local, State, and National Government Works,” I’ve never had occasion to witness government in action” until Legislative Action Day. – Stacey Klaman Stacey Klaman, a member of the Women Give San Diego (WGSD) donor circle describes an inspiring experience [...]

Decked Out Through the Decades: A Fashion Fundraiser

By Isabelle Sanderson On March 13, students with the Marlborough School Charitable Fund* celebrated five years of grant-making with a fashion show. Decked Out Through the Decades featured designs by Marlborough students and modeled by Marlborough students! The sold-out event raised $25,000, which will be donated to charities over the school year. It was an [...]

Girls Just Want to Do Good: Engaging Younger Women in Philanthropy

By Renee Herrell “We have all individually and collectively experienced the magic that is possible when a bright group of women, of all ages and backgrounds, come together with a shared vision,” Linda Katz – co-founder of Women Give San Diego A couple years ago, I realized a dream. I began learning how to be [...]

View from the Center: Inclusive Values

By Helen MacKinnon Helen MacKinnon has been a supporter of the Women’s Foundation of California for eight years and she is the co-chair of the Los Angeles Donor Circle, which focuses on economic development and self sufficiency programs for women and girls. Helen is president of Technical Connections, a technology recruiting firm that is over 26 years old. [...]

Photo Blog: Visiting Women Prisoners in Chowchilla

By Judy Patrick, President and CEO Women’s Foundation of California Photos by Jean Karotkin On May 18th the Race, Gender and Human Rights Donor Circle of the Women’s Foundation of California, the Women Donors Network and leaders of criminal justice organizations spent a day at Central California Women’s Facility, the largest women’s prison in the [...]

Visiting Mothers in Prison at Central California Women’s Facility

By Anuja Mendiratta RGHR Fund Program Advisor The Women’s Foundation of California As part of my work with the Race,  Gender and Human Rights Fund of the Women’s Foundation of California, I co-organized a visit to the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. Last week’s visit provided a rare glimpse into the lives of [...]

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