In 2007, St. Louis joined the ranks of other cities offering a network for those interested in women’s issues and funding them. The Women’s Foundation of Greater Saint Louis welcomes the support of anyone committed to changing the societal landscape for women and girls. It is committed to strategic funding practices built on community dialogue, extensive research and prioritization of community need. At the heart of the Foundation is its commitment to women and girls. Research has shown that empowering women strengthens communities. Investing in the potential of change led by women will impact our region, our nation and our world.
Through the leadership of the Women’s Funding Network, women’s foundations have gained national momentum over the past two decades. As women have empowered themselves, their capacity to help others deepens. As a result, the model of women helping and funding women has developed strong roots in major metropolitan areas and in smaller communities throughout the nation. Join with us in this important work.
Liz Murray, the daughter of cocaine-addicted parents, overcame daunting odds, from living on the streets of New York City to receiving a full scholarship to Harvard University and writing a New York Times bestselling memoir. Her story was made into a 2003 Lifetime Television movie: "From Homeless to Harvard". Murray will share her uplifing story and challenge the audience to recognize the opportunity everyone has to affect others and the community in a positive lasting manner.
Help support the Women's Foundation of St. Louis by shopping at Rung Boutique. Rung's mission is to bolster the confidence of women in the business world by offering professional attire at affordable prices in a boutique atmosphere. 100% of proceeds benefit the programs and projects of WFSTL. Vist Rung's website for more information.