Women Give San Diego is proud to host Judy Patrick, President/CEO, Women's Foundation of California for a luncheon on Friday, March 18th, NOON-1:30 p.m. at the Alliance Healthcare Foundation Conference Room.
Judy Patrick is President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California. Prior to her appointment in 2008, Judy held the post of Executive Vice President of Programs for nine years where she led the Foundation’s advocacy and policy change work, including the development of the groundbreaking Women’s Policy Institute. Prior to coming to the Foundation, Judy directed the work of several nonprofits. Including the San Francisco-based Women’s Philharmonic, Girls Count in Colorado, and Mi Casa Resource Center for Women in Denver organization. She has served on the faculty of the University of Colorado at Denver and Regis University, where she taught program development and evaluation. She serves on numerous boards of directors.
Ms. Patrick will be speaking on "Where Philanthropy and Political Action Meet." She will discuss the California state budget cuts and the threat it poses to women and families as well as how women philanthropists, like Women Give San Diego members, can take action.
As we know, the “Great Recession” has depressed revenue collections, while increasing demands on the California state budget. As a result, California’s families have turned to public programs to help make ends meet during the recession. The Governor is proposing to cut CalWORKs, a cash assistance for low-income families with children, by 15.7 percent, reducing the maximum monthly grant for a family of three from $694 to $585. This impending cut would leave a lot of low-income women in California unable to support their families.
Ms. Patrick will discuss how philanthropy and advocacy can successfully work together. Recently, a donor circle at the Women’s Foundation of CA along with additional funds from the Foundation, supported a portion of the research of The California Research Project 2010 that examined the effects of California state budget cuts on women. Ms. Patrick will be sharing the results of this research study to help us better understand how women can be negatively effected with these budget cuts.
Ms. Patrick will also clarify what the law says about how nonprofits can advocate so that we can understand how to support women’s needs at the political level. If you want to engage more deeply in the advocacy process, she will provide opportunities and ideas.
At this luncheon, you will gain a deeper understanding of the state budget and this year’s proposed cuts, some potential options for ways you (as a philanthropist) can engage more deeply in advocacy work, and an opportunity to test your own ideas during the Q&A and discussion.
What: "Where Philanthropy and Political Action Meet" Luncheon
Who: Judy Patrick, President/CEO, Women's Foundation of California
When: Friday, March 18th, NOON-1:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Healthcare Foundation Conference Room, San Diego Grantmakers Offices, 5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 350, San Diego, CA 92122,
Why: To learn how advocacy and philanthropy can successfully work together
How: RSVP to Linda Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 840-6462; cost is $12 and limited to 20 attendees.
Blog post written by Women Give San Diego member, Renee Herrell, M.A., CFRE who writes a popular profit on nonprofit topics: reneeherrell.wordpress.com