Tags:FROM THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem will give the keynote address at The Community Foundation’s 2012 Power of the Purse luncheon on May 21. The event celebrates the power of women’s philanthropy in Western North Carolina.
A devoted activist and writer, Gloria Steinem is undeniably one of the most important voices of the modern feminist movement. Steinem's name is synonymous with the advancement of women's social equality in America and throughout the world. Perhaps best known as the co-founder and editor of "Ms. Magazine," she also co-founded the Ms. Foundation for Women, convened the historic 1971 Women's Political Caucus and founded the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Her books include Revolution from Within, Moving Beyond Words and Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.
Registration for Power of the Purse will begin in early 2012. Advance registration is required. Proceeds benefit The Women’s Fund, a permanent endowment of The Community Foundation that supports the unmet needs of women and girls across the region.
Since 1978, Western North Carolinians have relied on The Community Foundation to help them turn their charitable passions into meaningful and effective philanthropy. In partnership with our donors, CFWNC has awarded more than $120 million in charitable grants to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across our 18-county region.
To learn more about the ways The Community Foundation helps donors, nonprofits and communities in our region, call 828-254-4960 or visit www.cfwnc.org.Read the full article