October 12, 2020
By Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, WGC Executive Director
Her Mind Magazine
Ten years ago, this month, a book that I had the honor to co-author with Sondra Shaw-Hardy and Martha Taylor hit the bookshelves, entitled Women & Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World.
Sondra and Martha are considered visionaries in the modern-day women’s philanthropy movement, are the co-founders of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, and have written numerous books and thought pieces on women’s philanthropy and giving circles.
In my role as Executive Director of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, I decided to re-read it recently and was excited – but not surprised – that our book about the power of women’s philanthropy to change our world is still relevant today, and has something to offer pretty much anyone who works in or around philanthropy.
Here’s the highlights:
We believed then – and I contend now – that that not only are women perfectly suited to the challenges and opportunities of philanthropy, but because of our distinct approach to giving, we are uniquely, boldly positioned to continue to drive real and lasting change in the world.
And, that’s exactly what I see each and every day among our broad base of donors to the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County, and our many nonprofit and business partners.
So, if you are looking for a good read about the strength and empowerment of women’s philanthropy, I am excited to offer Women & Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World as a resource.
Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz is the Executive Director of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.wgchowardcounty.org