On May 11, Women Give San Diego hosted a Membership Recruitment Reception at the beautiful home of co-founder, Jan Tuttleman. The theme was “BY3”:
- Bring 3 friends
- Bring 3 items of clothing/accessories to donate to our grant partner, Dress for Success San Diego.
After guests had a chance to network and sample some appetizers and wine, the program began. Gayle Tauber and Jan Tuttleman spoke of Women Give’s successes to-date and why there was a need for support to elevate the economic status of women and girls in San Diego.
Sylvia McKinney, Executive Director, from Dress for Success San Diego shared her personal story of escaping an abusive relationship and finding support to become a successful business woman. She also spoke about the women who are being served through Dress for Success San Diego and how Women Give’s grant has made a positive impact.
Next on the program was the “Take it Off” portion.
Our lovely models Gayle Tauber, Sasha Clines, and Jennifer Levitt stepped forward modeling a business outfit that they would “take off” and donate at the end of the evening.
Members stepped forward to finish dressing the “models” with jackets, shoes, purses and accessories to complete the business outfit.
This activity really demonstrated how Women Give comes together with each member giving a piece that forms a whole.
Thank you to everyone who brought guests! Our success was great!! 9 new members joined WGSD, bringing our membership total to 89 members!!
As we grow our membership, the positive impact on the lives of women and girls grows too, and one can only imagine what is possible when we mobilize amazing women.
Check out the photos from the event on our facebook page and while you are there, don't forget to "like" us.
Next week, you will meet one of our 9 new members, Kelly Weaver, and hear her incredible philanthropic journey.