Women in Philanthropy – Impact & Mentoring
This blog post was written by Ann Zuraw in a series of guest blogs leading up to Women in Philanthropy on May 22nd. Ann is the author of Chicks, Chat and Change and has been a UWGG donor for over a decade. Ann is in her third year as Chair of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Tocqueville Women’s Leadership.
I just came back from attending the United Way Conference in Nashville (pictured above). What an amazing experience to be with people that are so inspiring.
The focus of the United Way is to inspire, engage and change the world. United Ways are making a tremendous impact. We had the opportunity to meet fascinating people leading the philanthropic movements in India, Romania, Nigeria, and Ghana just to name a few countries. It showed the power and strength of networking worldwide.
I heard strong statistics supporting the critical need in the United States to improve graduation outcomes. One in four students (or 1.3 million youth) will not graduate from high school in the U.S.
United Way’s focus is on education, financial stability and healthcare to provide the opportunity for a better life. It brings multiple sectors of the community together to support a common goal to drive change. Local United Way’s across the country are focusing to help youth prepare for success in college, work and life.
Please join us for lunch on May 22nd to learn more about how the United Way of Greensboro focus on mentoring is supporting students in Greensboro so we can be a leader in creating a foundation of success for youth.