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Women's Giving Circles
Whether raising funds, materials, or volunteer hours, women have always known that their many hands make light work - Woman's Health Magazine, March 2013
Leadership Camp for Girls Seeks Applicants
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County is accepting applications for its residential summer camp, Journey 2013. The camp will include 25 girls entering 8th -9th grade in the fall of 2013. Maryland Leadership Workshops, Inc. (MLW) will operate Journey, which will run from Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20 at Washington College in Chestertown, MD - Savage/Guildford Patch, February 12, 2013
We Are Counting on Your Philanthropic Investment!
This year the WGC celebrated our 10th Anniversary and the significant short and long-term impact our dollars have made in the lives of women and girls in Howard County. Please donate this holiday season - together, we will continue to have an impact on women and girls in our county. Thank You!
Young Women's Giving Circle Helps Sandy Victims
The YWGC worked tirelessly with partners and our local government to collect and deliver donated items for victims of Hurricane Sandy in MD and NJ. Philanthropy at it's best!
Mean Girls Workshops Slated for Teens, Moms
“Mean Girls,” a Family Communication workshop for 11-14 year old girls and their parents, is slated for local branch libraries. Sponsored by the Horizon Councils and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, the free workshops feature clinical social worker and life coach Deborah West - Columbia Patch, September 24, 2012
WGC in the News: Focus on Women and Work Combines Commitment and Serendipity
The year was 2000, and a friend encouraged Linda Odum and two other women to attend a meeting about philanthropy in Baltimore. The event proved to be the catalyst for the founding of a new organization in Howard County: the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) - The Business Monthly, September 4, 2012
First 'City Gives' Event a Success!
We had a wonderful night honoring Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz and Marcy Leonard for the Mall in Columbia's first City Gives Award! Thank you to our sponsors, partners, volunteers and friends who made the night so special! Learn more about the event!
“Women with Impact: Inaugural 'City Gives' Event Honors Duo of Philanthropists”
Two women who will be honored by the WGC and The Mall in Columbia as exemplary philanthropists in September. Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz and Marcy Leonard were selected by WGC to be honored at the first “City Gives” charity event, scheduled Sept. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Mall in Columbia. The evening features food, wine, giveaways and a look at the season’s hottest fashions. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit WGC – Baltimore Sun, August 29, 2012
Journey Celebrates Seventh Summer
Twenty-five rising eighth and ninth grade girls attended Journey, the summer residential camp founded and supported by donors to the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and operated by Maryland Leadership Workshop since 2006. The girls came from 13 different schools, and five received scholarships to offset some of the camp fees. Journey was created to foster a sense of identity, self-awareness and empowerment in young women. Its focus is on what it means to be a woman in contemporary society. Over 225 young women have attended Journey - Columbia Patch, July 19, 2012
Women's Giving Circle Hosts 'Cover Girl Culture' Movie
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and the Howard County Library present the film “Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation” on Thursday, March 15, from 7-9 p.m., at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City - Ellicott City Patch, January 30, 2012
Applications Available for Journey Camp for Girls
Applications are now available for Journey 2012. Journey is a weeklong residential leadership development program for Howard County girls entering 8th and 9th grade in the fall of 2012, sponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County - Elkridge Patch, January 24, 2012
STEM Careers Expo for Girls, March 11, 3-5 PM
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, with support from the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, Maryland Space Business Roundtable and Multinational Development of Women in Technology, is holding “Girl Power: Reach For the Stars,” a free introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle and high school girls - Columbia Patch, January 24, 2012
Sherman Elected Chair of the WGC
Columbia resident Caroline Sherman, the Business Development Officer for UHY Advisors Mid Atlantic, has been elected Chair of the Advisory Board of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County - Columbia Patch, January 20, 2012
Founder Memorialized With Scholarship
The First Thursday Book Club of Howard County has come up with a uniquely appropriate way to memorialize the club's beloved founder, Mary Margaret Kamerman - on her birthday each year, the 7 remaining members each contribute a dollar to the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County for every year since Mary Margaret's birth - Columbia Patch, November 19, 2011
Journey Girls Make Awards to Local Women
Delegates to Journey 11 recently honored four local professional and civic leaders and philanthropists at an awards reception Sept. 11. Journey is a week-long summer camp for middle school girls supported by the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County (WGC).
Young Women’s Giving Circle Planning The Year Ahead
The 2011/2012 Young Women’s Giving Circle (YWGC) class met for the first time this month to plan for their year of leading and learning about philanthropy and civic engagement.
2011 WGC Grants
We are pleased to announce over $24,000 in grants to 11 nonprofits this year that serve women and girls. The WGC's grant focus is on programs that increase the life skills of women and girls, encourage the healthy development and personal authority of young girls and raise the awareness of gender disparities in our community.
Women’s Giving Circle Funds Scholarships For Women
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County has awarded $2,500 of its 2011 grants budget to a scholarship fund it established at Howard Community College to provide assistance to women taking job-related courses.
Women’s Giving Circle Awards Seven Groups Emergency Funds
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County has granted $5,600 of its 2011 grants budget in emergency funds to local nonprofits serving women and girls
After Six Years, Journey Camp Finds the Right Formula
Journey, the Women’s Giving Circle’s signature program for girls, has found its ideal size and make-up, according to Journey 2011 Director Kea McKoy. The program’s mission – to provide an experience in which delegates explore issues of identify and community and build their confidence and interpersonal skills – has remained unchanged, although the components of the experience have evolved.
Women’s Giving Circle Hosts ‘Cover Girl Culture’ Film
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and the Howard County Library presented the film “Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation” on Wednesday, October 12, from 7-9 p.m., at the East Columbia Library.
"WGC Endorses Day of the Girl"
In recognition of the critical issues facing young women, The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County endorses the campaign to establish a Day of the Girl to raise awareness and influence decision-makers about addressing gender-based discrimination - Ellicott City Patch, September 20, 2011
"Circle Team Raises $32,000 For Women and Girls"
The 75-member team joined 2,200 other women and girls in the bicycling-running-swimming event at Centennial Park, the largest of the nation's 14 Iron Girl triathlons - Columbia Patch, September 10, 2011
"Women's Giving Circle Hosts Event"
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County hosted “Celebrate the Circle Social” to introduce women to the local philanthropy and update them on what is happening with the group. The event was hosted by WGC founding members Yolanda Bruno, Dorothy Harris, Jean Moon and Linda Odum, who encouraged the attendees to help WGC meet its 10th anniversary goal of raising a total of $1 million in contributions and pledges by the end of 2012 – Columbia Patch, July 18, 2011
Giving Matters - May 2011
The Women's Giving Circle was profiled in the Columbia Foundation's May eNewsletter.
"Young Women's Giving Circle Forms New Generation of Philanthropists in Howard County"
A new generation of female philanthropists is growing up in Howard County thanks to the Women's Giving Circle and 14 teenagers who feel as passionately about helping others as their mothers and grandmothers - Baltimore Sun, April 1, 2011
"Young Women's Giving Circle Forms New Generation of Philanthropists in Howard County"
A new generation of female philanthropists is growing up in Howard County thanks to the Women's Giving Circle and 14 teenagers who feel as passionately about helping others as their mothers and grandmothers - Explore Howard, March 31, 2011
"Why We Train, Part One: Iron Girls Give To Community, Redefine Girl Power”
The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of The Columbia Foundation, has a Circle Team of over 80 women that brings philanthropy and fitness together for a fifth year – Columbia Patch, March 18, 2011
New! WGC Highlights 2010
The WGC's latest report to donors and an historical perspective of the grants, activities and programs of the WGC distributed at the 2011 Annual Meeting.
WGC Annual Meeting "Voices of Empowerment"
Monday, March 7, 2011 - Read our follow-up email with links to Keynote Rachel Garbow Monroe's remarks, pictures, live Tweets, and more! Thank you for joining us!
"As Howard County's Female Philanthropists Enter 10th Year, They've Got Company"
At its annual meeting on Monday evening, the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County (WGC) marked entry into its tenth year – Ellicott City Patch, March 8, 2011
"Innovations, Collaboration Mark Women's Philanthropy"
Great article on women's philanthropy, focusing on The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County - The Business Monthly, February 2011
"Women's Giving Circle Hosts Reunion of Journey Delegates"
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County (WGC) attracted more than 50 young women to a reunion it hosted for past participants in the Journey summer camp the philanthropy started in 2006. The camp was created to foster a sense of identity, self-awareness and empowerment in young women. Its focus is on what it means to be a woman in contemporary society - The Business Monthly, February 2011
“Get Out and Give Back: Giving Circles Made Easy”
Philanthropy is the New Black! We are also pleased to be mentioned in the December 2010 Washington Life Magazine about the power and excitement of women coming together to impact issues we care about through our philanthropy!
“Giving Back: Local Organizations Helping Maryland Women”
The December 2010 issue of Maryland Women's Journal has an article "Giving Back: Local Organizations Helping MD Women" which includes WGC among other worthy causes.
"Why We Give"
What Draws Women to Philanthropy and How Their Altruism Inspires Future Generations
Check out this great article in the Fall 2010 Woman to Woman Magazine that profiles the WGC, The Columbia Foundation and our sister fund twentyfivefortyfive along with a number of women engaging in philanthropy in meaningful ways. It's a terrific overview of the power and impact of women's giving in our county!
“Women & Philanthropy: Bolding Shaping a Better World”
WGC Advisory Board member Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz is co-author of this new book just published by Jossey-Bass on the power of women’s giving, which profiles the Women’s Giving Circle, and mentions The Columbia Foundation and our sister fund twentyfivefortyfive!
"Iron Girl Columbia Proving Ground for Many"
ABC News' Good Morning Maryland interviewed two WGC Circle Team members taking part in the 8/22 Iron Girl Triathlon - Abby Glassberg and Patti Miles. Check out the clip and get a sense of why Iron Girl is so empowering for women in general, and so important for the WGC - it's the support, camaraderie, friendship, goal-setting, and life-changing moments that are presented to women ... and the opportunity to support other women and girls by raising funds for the WGC! Over $21k raised to date!
NEW! Young Women's Giving Circle of Howard County
If you are a current or incoming high schools student, you are invited to join the first-ever Young Women's Giving Circle of Howard County! The YWGC will be a component of the Women's Giving Circle. You'll learn how to raise money and be able to give it away to nonprofit groups that are working on issues that you care about. As a youth group, YOU will decide your priorities for making the world a better place. YOU will decide how to raise the money, and YOU will interview different organizations. And, finally, YOU will decide who receives the money. In other words, YOU will become a philanthropist and join a new wave of youth philanthropy! We hope you can join us!
Girl Power! 2010 WGC STEM Event
The Women's Giving Circle's free introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle and high school girls attracted 500 students and their parents March 14 at the The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
"Women Helping Out Women"
When $1,000 or less prevents a woman in dire circumstances from taking a major step toward reversing the downward spiral of her life, the Response Network of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County comes alive - The Baltimore Sun, February 21, 2010
Journey 2010 Accepting Applications for Summer Program
Sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County is accepting applications for its residential summer camp, Journey 2010. The camp will include 40 girls entering 8th -9th grade in the fall of 2010. Journey will run from Sunday, June 27 - Saturday, July 3 at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Maryland Leadership Workshops, Inc. (MLW) will operate Journey, as it has since its inception.
WGC in the News: "Local Groups Join Forces in Grass-roots Mobilization"
Small-scale charitable efforts such as this are known as giving circles, a simple but powerful concept usually marked by a personal connection to a project, greater impact by pooling funds, and a social or networking element - The Toledo Blade, November 26, 2009
"Women's Philanthropy: Empowerment, Passion & Impact"
Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Save the Date!
A Joint Celebration of Women's Philanthropy with the Columbia Foundation! Noted philanthropist, co-founder of the Women's Philanthropy Institute, author of the upcoming book "Women's Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World", and creator of the 9 "c's" of why women give.
Busy Women's Holiday Shopping Expo
November 3, 2009 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Sheraton Columbia
The WGC is a participating organization in this one-stop-shop for all your "holiday " needs. From finding a caterer for your holiday party to someone to help clean up the mess afterward. From finding that perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, to a great holiday outfit for yourself. All while having some food, wine and fun with your friends. A portion of the proceeds to go to the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
Horizon Family Communication Night: Mean Girls
November 4, 2009, 6:30 PM, East Columbia Branch
Expert Deborah West offers the keys to understanding Queen Bees, Gamma Girls, and surviving the female social hierarchy to teens and parents. Registration required. Ages 11-14 with adult.
Cosponsored by the Horizon Councils and the Women's Giving Circle. *Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
WGC's Response Network
Wow! We just raised $1,000 in hours. Our donors continue to respond quickly to women in need and we are proud to continue to offer opportunities to directly help women and their families in need. Thank you!
"Women's Giving Circles: Reflections From The Founders"
Giving circles have empowered women across the country," said Colleen Willoughby, founder of the Washington Women's Foundation, in an interview for the new booklet, "Women's Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders," published this month by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, featuring the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County.
WGC Circle Team at the August 23 Iron Girl!
The 2009 WGC Circle Team was excellent at the August 23 Iron Girl Triathlon. Our amazing team raised over $8,000 to help women and girls in Howard County! Thanks to the many donors who supported the team this year! www.active.com/donate/circleteam
"Women's Giving Circle: The New Generation"
When one Howard County mother needed a $400 deposit for summer camp for her twin special-needs daughters in June, the Women's Giving Circle (WGC) of Howard County didn't hesitate to intervene. An e-mail went out to hundreds of the group's members explaining the situation and asking who could help. Within four hours the amount was secured. WGC, a fund of The Columbia Foundation, makes philanthropy accessible to women of all economic levels, because as all the members believe, $5 equals $500 when women give together - HOWARD Magazine, August 2009
WGC's Wine & Cheese Under the Stars
WGC donors are hosting gatherings and inviting friends to learn more about the impact the WGC is having on women and girls, and how women can get involved! WGC Advisory Board members and donors Trent Kittleman, Sue Buswell and Laura Kittleman hosted a wine & cheese party at the Kittleman Family Farm in early August. Those in attendance enjoyed wine and cheese under the stars and were informed and educated about the WGC and its mission, while re-connecting with old friends and making new ones.
WGC Gives $25,000 in Grants to 10 Organizations in Howard County
The WGC will give $25,000 in grants to 10 organizations to fund programs that benefit women and girls. For details on how these grants are used, visit the Grants section of the WGC website.
WGC Advisory Board Visits Journey 2009
Our WGC road trip to visit the Journey Camp participants at Washington College evolved into more than just a "meet and greet" event. It was evident after our short time together, that the girls were not only taking home new friendship connections, but also a positive and rewarding experience. The mutual goal that WGC and MLW strive for by empowering young women, was met, and exceeded as illustrated by these Journey participants.
Standing on My Sister's Shoulders - Moving!
On June 24, 2009 the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County and the Howard County Library presented the film, Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders to a packed room of several generations of women at the East Columbia Library.
"Philanthropic Giving By and For Women on the Rise, Study Finds"
Foundation giving specifically targeted to benefit women and girls has surpassed the rate of overall foundation giving in recent years, and women's funds are a rapidly growing and influential force within philanthropy, according to a new report jointly released today by the Foundation Center and the Women's Funding Network - June 23, 2009
Women's Giving Circle Donates Career Materials to Detention Center
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County has arranged for career materials to be donated to the Howard County Department of Corrections to benefit women detainees reentering the workforce. Among the goals of the Women's Giving Circle is increasing the life skills of women.
WGC's Yard-Sale-a-Thon engaged kids, raised money, and inspired a matching gift!
On May 9, WGC donors and their families cleaned out their closets, garages and basements and raised around $800.
"Mother-Daughter Talks Wrapping Up"
The Horizon Councils and Women's Giving Circle of Howard County are concluding their series of discussions for mothers and their teenage daughters, "Mean Girls: Queen Bees, Gamma Girls and Surviving the Female Hierarchy" - The Baltimore Sun, April 26, 2009
"Women's Giving Circle Hosts Science Career Event"
Mammas, don't let your daughters grow up to work minimum wage jobs. Encourage them to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or math. The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County along with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and Math Engineering Science Achievement will hold a free introduction to these exciting and rewarding careers at APL in the Kosiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Sunday, March 1, 3-5 p.m. Parents should come with their middle and high school girls. Don't miss this opportunity. With effort and encouragement, there is no limit to what your daughters can achieve - Howard County Times, February 26, 2009
"The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County is Accepting Applications for Journey"
The camp is restricted to girls who are living in Howard County and now attending seventh through eleventh grade. The cost of the camp is $595. Financial assistance is available. Applications can be obtained at www.womensgivingcircle.org and are available now and at guidance offices at local middle and high schools - The View Newspapers, February 12, 2009
Women's Giving Circle Elects 2009 Officers and Board
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County has elected officers and Advisory Board members for 2009. Officers include Chair Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz and Vice Chair Cynthia Taliano, who is also Chair of Donor Development, and Treasurer Pamela Sorota-Mowery.
Journey Girls Make Awards to Local Women
Delegates to Journey 2008 honored a dozen local residents in “A Celebration of Women” awards banquet Dec. 13, at Howard Community College. The awardees included professional and civic leaders and philanthropists, as well as other women role models who have overcome personal hardships and obstacles to attaining their goals in life.
WGC Sponsors Financial Literacy Workshop
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County (WGC) sponsored a two-part personal money management workshop for a woman’s group at the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center in December of 2008.
“The Power of Giving”
Giving circles are based on a simple premise: Each member donates a certain amount of money in order to belong, and then the group (comprised usually, though not always, of women) as a whole figures out how best to distribute that money. The idea is gaining popularity in Maryland and nationwide. - Maryland Life Magazine, November 2008
“Get Together for Greater Good”
Some of us get discouraged when we think about how little our modest $25 or $50 contributions can really do for organizations with serious problems to solve and big budgets to balance. We ask ourselves, “Does this drop in the bucket really make a difference?” But what if it wasn’t just your $25, but the $25 of all of your neighbors, friends, and family pulled together? That would create a much bigger splash - Razoo.com, November 2008
"As Women's Incomes Rise, So Do Their Donations"
Women, propelled by increased earning power and more financial independence, are becoming a recognized force in charitable giving. But it doesn’t take storied wealth to become a donor. Women like Linda Odum, a real estate agent in Columbia, Md., are pooling their money to make a difference - New York Times, November 11, 2008
"Girls Who Swirl"
Part networking opportunity, part unofficial sorority and part gathering of wine aficionados, the eclectic women-only group “Girls Who Swirl” had come together to take advantage of half-price wine night. As the evening wore on, the conversation never waned … Stacie Irish of Leadership Howard County talked about a new program for up-and-coming community leaders. And someone explained the Women's Giving Circle's emphasis on women's issues – The Baltimore Sun, October 30, 2008
Women's Giving Circle Funds Scholarships for Women Taking Job-Related Classes
August 2008 - The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County has granted $5,000 of its 2008 grants budget to Howard Community College to fund scholarships for women taking job-related classes.
Space Roundtable Supports STEM Career Expo for Girls: Donation to WGC
August 2008 - The Maryland Space Business Roundtable has given $1,000 to The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County to support the second annual Girl Power STEM career expo to introduce middle and high school girls to professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.
A new form of philanthropy has emerged in the form of "Giving Circles" where community members pool their money together and decide collectively where to donate it – Reported by Jessica Forres, WAMU Radio News,88.5, July 21, 2008.
"Charity for All"
For some the world of philanthropy has seemed the domain of the moneyed few, a luxury for "the other half." But a growing development in that arena has taken hold, opening philanthropy up to the masses in a user-friendly way: giving circles - The Baltimore Sun, July 6, 2008
Anne Donahue had always enjoyed philanthropy, but once she joined a giving circle, she learned the power of giving with a purpose - The Daily Record, June 26, 2008 "Giving Circles: Women See Power of Pooling Funds for Philanthropy"
"Girls Taught 'Money Matters' By Professional Women"
The free, seven-week class was co-sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, a women's philanthropy, and the Columbia Association, with the goal of assisting middle-school aged girls with money management - The Business Monthly, March 2008
“Expo Goal: Bring Girls Into Science”
The STEM expo, believed to be the first of its kind in Howard County, was organized by Diana Bailey of the Women's Giving Circle, who is a work-force development coordinator for the State Department of Education – The Baltimore Sun, February 13, 2008
"WGC in the News: "Share the Wealth: Giving Circles"
More and more women are pooling their money in giving circles and watching their donations make a bigger difference -- you can too - Family Circle Magazine, December 2007
"Giving Circles, a National Trend, Prove Popular Here in Maryland"
Across the country, groups of friends who are getting together and giving together are changing the landscape of philanthropy. A national report by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers finds nearly 12,000 people are members of giving circles - charitable groups where members pool their donations and decide collectively how to use them to benefit causes they care about – The Business Monthly, September 2007
"Building a Bank that Hits Home"
Mary Ann Scully has borne and built Howard Bank. She also created a new culture with giving back at its core - The Examiner, July 9, 2007
"Charitable Giving: Giving Circles, a National Trend, Prove Popular Here in Maryland"
As one of the founding members of the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle, I now join with more than 260 committed women who are seeking to improve life for disadvantaged women and their families in the Baltimore area. Turns out, my experience makes me part of a growing national circle of givers - Betsy Nelson, The Daily Record, June 8, 2007
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County has set specific goals of raising money to help women and girls in the county - The Washington Times, April 1, 2007
"Giving Circles Thrive on Flexibility"
If it’s better to give than receive, giving circles offer the best of both worlds — and may be the shape of things to come in philanthropy - The Examiner, March 20, 2007
"Expedition to the Middle School Mind"
After spending a year immersed in the lives of a group of middle school students and writing a book about that experience, Linda Perlstein had some advice for an audience of Howard County educators. Perlstein shared her insights Tuesday afternoon with dozens of female teachers, principals, administrators and other listeners at a Clarksville event held by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County - The Baltimore Sun, February 23, 2007
"Howard Camp Teaches Girls Leadership, Confidence"
Adolescent girls in Howard County can learn leadership, communication and self-confidence skills at a weeklong camp this summer - The Examiner, February 5, 2007
"Lessons on Giving - No Matter What Age"
Beth Harbinson keeps a change jar in the kitchen, and every three months the family decides how to spend the money. Her daughter, Sarah, 9, wants some of the money to go to charity next time, maybe to a domestic violence center. Harbinson is one of 180 people who will be attending a sold-out event in Baltimore on Wednesday called "Teaching Children to Give" - The Baltimore Sun, September 24, 2006
“Philanthropically Speaking – Smart Girls”
This month I am excited to hand my column over to my daughter, Jordan Schwartz, and her friend Aly Smith, who came with me to the office in April for “Take Your Daughter to Work” Day. The girls share their thoughts on a philanthropic project that they are involved with, as well as giving overall - SmartWoman Magazine, September/October 2006