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The Women and Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region has two special events coming up with tickets available now.

The Women and Girls Fund has engaged the Political Institute for Women to present two workshops on October 20, 2018, both at the Courtyard by Marriott Fredericksburg Historic District and require prior registration costing $60. Scholarships are available for girls or women who may have a financial barrier to participation.

The 3-hour Advocacy 101 Workshop will take place from 8:30 am-11:30 am and aims to educate, inform, and inspire Women and Girls Fund members and others to be effective advocates for causes and issues they care about most. Whatever your passion – education, transportation, poverty, the environment – this workshop will equip each participant to be an effective voice in her community.

The full-day Girls in Politics Workshop will take place from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and is ideal for any girl aged 10-15 who is interested in understanding the US government and improving her leadership skills. Participants will learn essential civics concepts and then put them into practice with interactive activities and discussions ranging from leadership, political platforms, fundraising, elections and more. Girl Scout citizen legacy badges are available for any participants who are scouts.

The Women and Girls Fund Mission:
“Our mission is to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy. We engage and educate our membership. We build a culture of empowerment and effective giving to increase awareness of and address the unique needs of women and girls in our local community.”

Background
The Women and Girls Fund is both a component fund of The Community Foundation and a local movement to involve women in philanthropy. Initially established as a Field of Interest fund by the 2008-2009 Community Foundation Board of Governors, this fund enriches the greater Fredericksburg region by addressing the needs of area women and girls.

By engaging and strengthening women from all walks of life, effective programs and services supported by the Women and Girls Fund can break the cycle of poverty and create healthier families and neighborhoods. Women who build on their strength have increased self-worth and are strong, positive role models for their children. Investing in girls yields still higher returns by increasing earning power and overall health among the women, their families and their communities. These positive changes can last for generations.

Women and Girls Fund Membership
The Women and Girls Fund welcomes new members. The Community Foundation founded its Women and Girls Fund on the principle that investing in women and girls is a powerful way to invest in the local community. Through the fund, the talent, ideas and financial resources of area women are utilized to meet the critical needs of women and girls in our region. Over time, the Women and Girls Fund will grow to 1,000 women who, together, donate $1 million creating an endowment that makes future grant making a permanent, sustainable community asset.

There are a variety of donation options available. For more information about Women and Girls Fund membership, contact:
(540) 373-9292 or info@cfrrr.org

WEBSITE:
http://www.cfrrr.org/about-us-and-our-initiatives/women-and-girls-fund

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