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September 26, 2014
On Thursday, September 25th, WomenGive celebrated their first ever Cheers to Change gathering at the Agave Room. Cheers to Change was an appropriate theme for the evening given some of the exciting changesAllison Hines, WomenGive's chair, announced:
Another exciting announcement at the event highlights the new partnership between WomenGive and the City of Fort Collins Women's Commission through the presentation of theMarcile N. Wood Award. Lea Hanson of the City of Fort Collins Women's Commission presented the award to Peggy Wagner, a true community advocate for women in Larimer County.
Lydia Johnson, theStatewide Community Engagement Manager at WFCO, joined us to talk more about their work, in conjunction with Qualistar Colorado and the Colorado Children's Campaign, around the high cost of childcare in Colorado. Lydia presented the first two of the three-part series, noting that aculminating report will be release later this year. To access the series documents and details, click here.
Wrapping up the evening, guests were fortunate to hear a few words from one of WomenGive's scholarship recipients. Traci Miller has been a WomenGive scholarship recipient since the spring semester of 2014 and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and is on track to graduate in the spring of 2016. "WomenGive has truly blessed my family," noted Traci. "WomenGive allows me to pursue my dreams and goals without having to struggle with childcare."
Thank you to WomenGive's generous mission sponsor, The Gendron Family, who make events like this possible. Also,thanks go to The Rio, The Women's Foundation and High Country Beverage for helping make this event a success.
To learn more about WomenGive and how to get involved, click here.
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