Women of Impact
If you could ensure every girl was healthy, educated and independent, would you want to help?
No woman achieves her dreams or creates a rich, meaningful life in a vacuum. Every girl needs people who are in her corner, helping her achieve her best and willing to invest in her future.
Today, girls encounter significant obstacles that jeopardize their well-being and success:
- 1 in 4 girls will not finish high school.
- 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies by age 17.
- 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20.
- 1 in 5 girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
We are determined to change those statistics. And with your help, we will.
Girls Inc. is the centerpiece of our life-changing programming for girls and women
Girls Incorporated® inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed — trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming.
Girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional careers. Through Girls Inc., every girl learns she can be healthy, educated, and independent.
Girls Inc. of Greater Madison currently offers programming for elementary, middle and high school girls at 14 community sites, serving over 400 girls.
Throughout Madison, girls are waiting
The Goodman Community Center has had a strong Girl Inc. program for many years. We’ve seen it work. Young girls do grow into strong, smart and bold young women. And we are proud that we were selected to become the Girls Inc. of Greater Madison affiliate. With this honor, we’ve made a commitment to grow the Girls Inc. program. Our goal is to serve over 900 girls by 2020!
The research-based curriculum and resources the national Girls Inc. organization provides for the girls creates a priceless partnership — but one that comes without direct financial support.
Show our girls and women you are in their corner.
Join our Woman of Impact Giving Circle today.
Our Women of Impact Giving Circle is a new initiative. If you can imagine how powerful and rewarding it will be when women pool their resources for the good of our girls, the Women of Impact Giving Circle might be perfect for you.
We need to raise an estimated $250,000 annually to reach our initial expansion goals, and to sustain the program as more girls and women participate. Read more about how you can help us reach our goal.
Make a big impact
To ensure the greatest impact, and to meet our ambitious timeline, we are looking for 100 women to make an initial investment of $1,000. Women who are able to take the lead and invest more will play an important role, too. Already, a committed group of women have made personal gifts of $5,000 to $50,000. It’s heartening to see how much women want to help young girls and other women have big, bright, secure futures.
Get a great return on your investment
- You’ll meet the young women you are investing in
- You’ll get to know other Women of Impact, all pretty special philanthropists
- You’ll be invited to events and activities with the girls and giving circle members
- You’ll change girls’ lives. And change those statistics.
Research shows that when you invest in a girl’s future, she will multiply the impact of your gift by extending benefits to the world around her as she becomes a mother, a worker, a neighbor and citizen. Can you imagine a better return on your investment?
Interested? Jenny can answer questions, meet with you, and help you find the best way for you to make an investment in girls’ futures. And, she’d love to show you around our beautiful, bustling facility, so you can see for yourself what makes the Goodman Community Center so special for so many girls and women in our community.
Jenny Pressman, GCC Director of Development