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A note from Nefertiti Long and Michelle Decker about the Women’s Giving Fund:

Dear friends,

In the words of our Women’s Giving Fund Fall Soiree Keynote Speaker, Jennifer O’Farrell: YOU are a gift.

As we reflect on the incredible Sunday afternoon we shared with over 100 women (and men!) who see great potential for every woman in the IE, it is with immense joy and gratitude that we thank you for making it possible. Because of supporters like you, we celebrated the power of collective giving and its remarkable reach. Thanks to your unwavering support, we were able to award over $43,000 in grants to four deserving organizations that are helping women reclaim their lives and recognize their own individual gifts. These life-changing funds will strengthen our region for decades to come.

Meet our 2023 Grantees and learn more about how they’ll use these funds:

Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
Foothill Family Shelter
The CARE Project, Inc.
Soroptimist International of Montclair/Inland Valley

We’re also delighted to share that we’ve reached our annual goal of $100,000!

But the journey is ongoing, so let’s set our sights on new milestones together. Every additional dollar will help us bring another woman to safety, provide a path to education, or help a young mother find a stable job and care for her children. We invite you to join hands with our many incredible supporters – please take advantage of a matching $10,000 contribution and donate today.

When you contribute $200 or more, you become a vital part of our mission and will help to select our 2024 grantees. Whether you choose to give all at once or make smaller monthly contributions, our online process is designed to be simple and convenient for you.

Your support isn’t just a gift; it’s an investment in the hopes and possibilities of women and families throughout the Inland Empire. Together, we are opening doors to economic security, safety, and improved health for those who need it most. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for your invaluable contributions.

Our Fall Soiree was a testament to the strength and unity of our community, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to your continued support and the opportunities we will create together in the future.

With sincere thanks for the gift you are and the gifts you give,

Nefertiti Long
IECF Board Chair
Chair, Women’s Giving Fund

Michelle Decker
IECF President and CEO

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