Women for Women award two grants

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - The Perry County Women for Women, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, held its seventh annual Women in Philanthropy luncheon June 5 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The women celebrated Perry County's Women in Philanthropy Day as proclaimed by the Perry County commissioners by presenting two grant awards.

The Circle of 100, a giving circle of women, presented Tell City High School with $3,000 and Perry Central High School with $2,000. Each school developed a program to help promote self-esteem in girls.

Joan Hess, co-chair of the Women for Women advisory committee, spoke to the attendees about how women are making substantial impacts in their communities, this country and throughout the world.

She encouraged all women to be philanthropists by giving their time, talent or treasure.

Women for Women ended the luncheon by encouraging women to join the 2009-10 Circle of 100.

Circle of 100 members give a $100 contribution to build the Women for Women Fund, with $25 of the contribution added to the fund and the other $75 for a 2010 grant. When the circle reaches 100 members, they will have increased the endowment by $2,500 and they will be able to award a $7,500 grant right away. Members are invited to share ideas about how to address issues facing women and girls, and vote on which issue will be addressed with the 2010 Circle of 100 grant.

For more information, contact Sally Houzanme at 547-3176 or sallyh@perrycommunityfoundation.org. The Perry County Community Foundation is a member of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville.