Women In Philanthropy Kick Off New Year

Women in Philanthropy, the Giving Circle Fund of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation, kicked off the new year at their advisory board meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. This year’s new board members include Stephanie Isgett, Miko Pickett, and Kaley Elmore.
Board members are selected by their expertise and commitment to the communities served by Eastern Carolina Community Foundation and Women in Philanthropy: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg Counties.
“The WIP board focused on expanding membership into all the counties served by Women in Philanthropy in 2022 and will continue this goal for 2023,” shared Tiffany Straus, President.
“We had a record number of 126 women join last year and were able to award $62,000 in grants to 15 area non-profit organizations. We will also be focusing on meaningful member engagement for those who would like to be more involved in our work. If you are a woman living or working in one of our counties, we encourage you to join us. Your membership contribution will positively impact your community.”
Women in our communities who are 40 years old and under contribute $250 annually and women over 40 years old contribute $500 annually. These collective funds are distributed to area non-profits through a grant cycle process each year. All WIP contributors are engaged to vote on the recommended grants.

2023 Board Members
President – Tiffany Straus
Immediate Past President –
Elizabeth Kahn
Vice President – Carrington
Secretary – Kaley Elmore
Committee Chairs:
Nonprofit – Ashley Bratton
Membership – Lauren Vause
Communications – Kitty
Grants- Lisa King
Events- Stephanie Isgett
Hospitality- Margaret Morgan
At large members:
Diana Murphy Eaddy
Miko Pickett
Mindy Steinkruger
Women in Philanthropy’s philosophy is that women informed about philanthropy and community needs can collectively make a difference in improving the quality of life and bring about change in the Pee Dee by combining financial and intellectual resources to award annual grants to local nonprofits. Since its 2009 inception, the WIP fund has contributed over $560,000 to nonprofits in the counties served by Eastern Carolina Community Foundation. More information about Eastern Carolina Community Foundation and Women in Philanthropy membership may be found at www.easterncarolinacf.org or by calling 843-667-1131.

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