Columbia, SC (August 6, 2018) – Women in Philanthropy (WIP) announced today Homeless No More as its 2018 grantee of $50,000 to help fund the agency’s program that provides life skills, professional development and personal coaching for women in crisis.
“We are excited that our investment will allow us to partner with Homeless No More and other local organizations,” said Danielle Boysen, WIP Grant Chair and Credit Products Officer for Bank of America. “It is Women in Philanthropy’s ongoing desire to have greater impact through our investment by ensuring women emerging from crisis situations have the social, professional and financial supports to succeed.”
“While WIP is bringing important financial resources to the table, United Way is also providing important volunteer and professional resources,” said Lila Anna Sauls, President/CEO of Homeless No More. “Those mentoring opportunities for our homeless families are incredibly valuable as we work together to give these courageous women the opportunities needed to achieve independence for themselves and their families.”
For the 2018 Investment Plan, WIP selected United Way’s area of economic mobility for its signature focus. This includes ensuring an adequate safety net for people in crisis while creating ladders needed to achieve long-term self-sufficiency and economic independence. Homeless No More’s personal coaching success program perfectly complements their already outstanding continuum of services for families with children.
Lee Patterson, 2018-2019 WIP Chair and Richland Library’s Social Work Manager, said, “Our members decided to dig deep with one organization and we truly believe that our partnership with Homeless No More will provide us with the opportunity to unite and tackle homelessness experienced by women, children and families in our community.”
To learn more about Women in Philanthropy’s impact, visit www.womeninphilanthropy.com.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.
About Women in Philanthropy
Women in Philanthropy (WIP) was founded in 2002 by a group of 16 business women and community activists in the Columbia area. WIP, the Midlands’ first women’s leadership initiative, was established as a giving circle focused on leadership development, education, advocacy and networking. WIP operates as an affinity group of United Way and oversees an annual investment of $50,000 into programs supporting women’s and children’s issues. For more information, please visit www.womeninphilanthropy.com.