By Laura Christman
Up next for The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation: Reflection and setting direction – wine and appetizers included.
State of the Fund will be presented 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 26 at the McConnell Foundation’s Lema Ranch headquarters, 800 Shasta Drive in Redding. The annual event is a chance to connect with other members and learn the grant focus for 2016.
Earlier this month, members were asked to select a direction for putting the philanthropic power of The Women’s Fund into motion through grants. The two choices:
- “Advancing Economic Opportunities,” which includes helping women with financial solvency, supporting entrepreneurship, career mentoring, training in nontraditional careers and creating professional networking opportunities.
- “Fostering Self-sufficiency,” which encompasses bringing stability to women and families by helping with such things as basic job skills, transportation, child care, diploma completion, mental health, dental care, financial management and life skills.