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Women’s Fund Opens Doors for Advancement

Sometimes all a woman needs to provide a better life for herself or her children is additional training, a different career path, or just a little money to fill the gap in a college fund. New grants from the United Way Women’s Fund will help in all of those areas.

The Women’s Fund provides grants for services, programs and projects that benefit women and girls. The Women’s Fund Committee of the Women’s Leadership Council reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. The latest grants that will open doors for women are:

WLC Camp Fire 2016 Check Presentation$22,875 presented to Camp Fire First Texas for Child Development Associate Credential course and license scholarships. The CDA Credential helps early child care professionals become more skilled in teaching young children and gives them higher earning potential. Pictured from left: Prerna Richards, Vice Pres. Early Childhood Education at Camp Fire; Sarah Sibilsky, Sr. Major Gifts Officer at United Way; Cathy Barclay, Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Women’s Fund Committee; and Stephani Oelkers, WLC Steering Committee.

WLC Women's Center 2016 Check Presentation-392x304$8,922 granted to The Women’s Center of Tarrant County for career development scholarships that will train recipients for jobs such as dental hygienist and medial assistant. From left: Chelsea Alexander, WLC Steering Committee; Laura Hilgart, Pres./CEO of The Women’s Center; Louise Appleman, WLC Steering Committee; and Ossana Hermosillo, WLC Steering Committee.


WLC Young Women's Leadership Academy Check Presentation-392x304$5,000 awarded to the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) for a gap scholarship. This scholarship of up to $5,000 will help a family send a young woman to a four-year college. Pictured from left: Olivia Templeton, WLC Steering Committee; Kendra Strange, YWLA College Bound Advisor; Laura Bennet, YWLA Asst. Principal; and Chelsea Alexander, WLC Steering Committee.