The Women’s Giving Collective is a group of women leaders who support the mission and services of Easterseals Midwest, who are committed to supporting and empowering people with disabilities today and into the future.
Through the Women’s Giving Collective, members will effect positive change and help shape the future of Easterseals. Annually, the Collective will come together to review grant applications proposed by Easterseals staff and vote to designate funds.
Additonally, the Collective will provide educational forums, work to identify future leaders for the board of directors and young professional leadership groups, as well as provide networking opportunities.
In the Fall of 2020, Easterseals Midwest was the recipient of a transformational gift from philanthropist and Amazon co-founder MacKenzie Scott. Funds raised by the Women’s Giving Collective will be annually matched through this gift dollar for dollar.
To join the Women’s Giving Collective as a voting member, make a gift to the fund of $500 or greater (or $250 for women under the age of 40). As a voting member of the Women’s Giving Collective, you will have the opportunity to help decide which Easterseals Midwest employee-submitted grant applications receive funding.
The Collective’s membership year begins July 1 and goes through June 30 of the following year. Gifts of any amount are gratefully accepted for the Women’s Giving Collective grant pool and increase the impact on Easterseals staff and clients.
Members who give $1,000 or more will be recognized as President's Circle members.
Women’s Giving Collective members enjoy benefits and opportunities, including:
- Invitations to quarterly events
- Educational forums
- Annual newsletter with updates from CEO Wendy Sullivan
- Annual Women’s Giving Collective Impact Report