Women’s Fund El Dorado—Annual Celebration Dinner
● By Brenna McGowan
Celebrate the power of collective giving and hear an
inspiring speaker who has made a lifetime of giving back to the community at
the Women’s Fund El Dorado Annual Celebration Dinner set for October 2.
The event is open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Forni Building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville.Tickets must be purchased in advance (no sales at the door); the $20 price includes a buffet dinner. For more information and to reserve tickets visit womensfundeldorado.org/events or call 530-622-5621.
Featured speaker Winnie Comstock-Carlson, an avid philanthropist, is founder, president and publisher of Comstock’s, the premier monthly business magazine of California’s Capital Region—Sacramento and the 10 surrounding counties. Now in its 25th year, the publication has been named “The Best Business Magazine in the Western States” twice in the past five years.
“We’re excited to have the publisher of a prestigious magazine keynoting this festive event,” said WFED Chair Maureen Carter. “Not only is she a leader in the business world, she has long been a proponent of women everywhere and remains personally involved in charity and philanthropy.” In 2013, Comstock-Carlson partnered with Health Corp., Dr. Oz’s foundation, to produce a Women’s Conference at the Sacramento Convention Center that attracted 1,500 women from around the country. Through the years, she has served on many nonprofit boards and event committees ranging from YMCA and the American Lung Association to League of Women Voters and the Sacramento Symphony and is the recipient of numerous honors.
Women’s Fund El Dorado is a collective giving organization that is open to all for a donation of $200 a year or more. Funds collected are pooled and leveraged in the form of grants, voted on by members, which support community philanthropy to enhance the quality of life on the western slope of El Dorado County. In June 2014, it granted nearly $52,000 to five local nonprofits, bringing the total awarded to more than $305,000 since its founding in 2007. The organization also awards Wickline Scholarships to help women overcome challenges and return to college. WFED’s endowment has grown to approximately $300,000.
More than 300 members strong, WFED has entrusted the El Dorado Community Foundation with overseeing its endowment fund and investments to ensure diversified income and longevity.
For more about the organization, visit womensfundeldorado.org.
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