2004-10-08 / Society

Women in Philanthropy holds Annual Founders’ Breakfast

Women in Philanthropy heard how they could enhance their philanthropic capabilities from speaker Dr. Patricia Motes
By Rachel Haynie

More than 90 women gathered for breakfast at the Capital City Club last week to hear an overview of Women in Philanthropy’s accomplishments to date, and to learn more about the organization’s focus for 2005.

The organization, whose goal is to help create and cultivate opportunities for more women to become philanthropic, has grown quickly in just a little more than a year. “Eight new members joined at the breakfast,” said Jane Barghothi, director of leadership giving for the United Way of the Midlands.

The group helps women grow their businesses and to identify where resources could be best applied. Successful business women mentor with women just beginning to make their presence known in the community.

Helping young people reach their potential is one area emphasized by the organization.

The mission of Women in Philanthropy is transforming the SC Midlands community through active and collective philanthropic investment.

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