WOMEN TO WOMEN EVENTS
Upcoming Women to Women Events
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Past Women to Women Events
August 17, 2021 - Women to Women Summer Celebration
4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at ISU's Hancock Stadium East Concourse We celebrated our 10th Anniversary of making grants in our community with an outdoors celebration. A brief program celebrated all philanthropic women recognized Women to Women’s Founding Members and Second Decade Donors. View photos from 2021 Women to Women Summer Celebration
April 8, 2021 - Women to Women Spring Forum
4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, via Zoom Dr. Danita Brown Young and Dr. Doris Houston discuss "Renewal and Recovery: The Future After COVID." The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women and children in unique ways. Drs. Young and Houston discussed what the most important issues are and how we can most effectively help. View recording of the Spring Forum.
September 29, 2020 - Women to Women Fall Forum
4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, via Zoom Dara Williamson, M.S.W., spoke about "Finding Hope in Resilience: Using Resilience as Momentum for Growth and Change." The capacity to bounce back from difficulties, resilience is at the core of overcoming toxic stress and trauma. As a community, we have the power to contribute to the resiliency in families by understanding barriers to positive outcomes and scaling resources that lead to those positive outcomes for children and families. Building on the strengths of children and families will provide a path for growth and change. View recording of the Fall Forum and view Williamson's PowerPoint presentation (includes links to videos shown).
September 16, 2020 - Women to Women Grant Writing Session
4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, via Zoom Women to Women Grants Committee members Barb Meek and Diana Hauman, along with IPCF's Michele Evans, held a virtual grant writing information session for nonprofits interested in applying for the giving circle's fall grants. View recording from this session.
July 9, 2020 - Women to Women Caring Conversation
8:30 - 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, via Zoom The Women to Women Giving Circle held a Caring Conversation on July 9, 2020, on Local Food & Housing Insecurity with Mary Ann Pullin of Home Sweet Home Ministries and Tara Ingham of Midwest Food Bank. View recording of this Caring Conversation with Pullin and Ingham.
June 30, 2020 - Women to Women Caring Conversation
Noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, via Zoom The Women to Women Giving Circle held a virtual Caring Conversation on June 30, 2020, entitled A Conversation About Race. Moderator Karen Major spoke with Linda Foster, president of Bloomington-Normal NAACP, and Doris Houston, Incoming Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion at Illinois State University, about their experiences. View recording of this Caring Conversation, Doris Houston's PowerPoint presentation and a list of resources recommended by Houston and Foster.
June 23, 2020 - Women to Women Caring Conversation
4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020, via Zoom The Women to Women Giving Circle held a Caring Conversation about "Schooling During a Pandemic." Dayna Brown and Angie Grubic, both of Unit 5 Schools, shared their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and answered questions from attendees. View a recording of this Caring Conversation and view Angie Grubic's PowerPoint presentation which did not show during the video.
September 11, 2019 - Women to Women Fall Forum
4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at ISU Alumni Center, 1110 N. Main St., Normal We heard from panelists about “Confronting the Impact of Trauma” on children in the local child welfare system. This helped focus the understanding of the issues and concerns about children exposed to trauma with the hope that grant applications from local agencies might address some of these issues. View more details about Women to Women's Fall Forum
June 25, 2019 - Women to Women Summer Celebration
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at ISU Hancock Stadium Club, 211 N. Main St., Normal We heard how Women to Women funds are working to help women and children in our community and connected with new and old friends who share enthusiasm for Women to Women! Representatives of 2019 Women to Women Grant recipients presented updates on their programs. View more details about Women to Women's Summer Celebration
April 23, 2019 - Women to Women Spring Forum
4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at ISU Alumni Center, 1110 N. Main St., Normal The Women to Women Giving Circle hosted a discussion on the continuing need for early intervention for children from birth to third grade in our communities. View more details on Women to Women's Spring Forum
December 6, 2018 - Women to Women Grants Presentations
1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at ISU Alumni Center, 1110 N. Main St., Normal
Sept. 12 and Sept. 20, 2018 - Women to Women Grant Writing Sessions
9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Towanda Ave., Normal 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Towanda Ave., Normal The Women to Women Giving Circle will host two grant writing information sessions in September for nonprofits interested in applying for the giving circle's fall grants. View more about the grant writing sessions.