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Membership Overview: You Are the Heart of WGA

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In 2001, five women set out to make a lasting impact in the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida. Today, more than 390 Members bring that vision to life. WGA membership is open to all women. Each of our Members brings a unique perspective and set of experiences that improve our work.

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Who Should Join?...You!

WGA is a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome all women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida.

Seven Reasons to Join or Renew

Membership in WGA has benefits that begin with philanthropy and extend far beyond. Talking with our Members, many share the same reasons for affiliation. Perhaps some of these speak to you.

  1. Improve the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida – Need we say more? Women have a huge impact on our families, community and the next generation of both women and men.
  2. Participate in research-based philanthropy – With WGA, you can rest easy knowing your dollars are spent in a responsible, effective way. Our funding process starts with focused research and continues with disciplined grantmaking and ongoing grant evaluation.
  3. Magnify your impact – Through the power of collective giving, your annual gift of $1,500 has the impact of more than $400,000. Nowhere else can a relatively modest gift do so much to assist organizations and the women and girls they serve.
  4. Tailor your involvement – At WGA, you can tailor your involvement from year to year as your life and responsibilities evolve. Whether you prefer just writing a check or also becoming deeply involved, you're free to do as much or as little as you like.
  5. Learn about issues and philanthropy – WGA offers many educational opportunities to increase your understanding of issues, strategic philanthropy and community impact.
  6. Meet like-minded women – Whether you're a newcomer or Northeast Florida native, WGA helps you connect with women in our community and beyond. Share your expertise, learn about pressing issues and build lasting relationships with new friends.
  7. Leverage operating costs and expertise – As an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, WGA benefits from their more than 50 years of experience and financial stewardship.

Become A Member

Our principle of “one Member, one vote” ensures all Members have the same voice, regardless of total giving. All gifts to WGA are tax-­deductible.

Annual Membership / $1,500 per year

Through the power of collective giving, a single annual gift of $1,500 has the impact of more than $400,000. Nowhere else can this amount do so much to assist local nonprofit organizations and the women and girls they serve. $300 of your gift goes towards WGA’s endowment, ensuring community needs are addressed for years to come. The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida underwrites a significant portion of WGA operating costs to help your gift go even further.

Legacy Membership / Minimum of $25,000 (one-time gift)

Your one-­time gift of $25,000 or more (payable over five years) provides a lifetime Legacy Membership and perpetual support for WGA.

Emerging Philanthropists (Delores Barr Weaver Fellows Program) / Subsidized four-year program

Women under 40 may apply to the Delores Barr Weaver (DBW) Fellows Program, a four­-year commitment underwritten by Delores Barr Weaver and other generous WGA Members. Fellows are full voting Members.

Supplemental Gifts

From time to time, Members may choose to make an optional supplemental gift. These donations may be made to our grants pool, special programs and projects or WGA's endowment. Donate now.

Questions? Browse our Membership FAQs or contact us.

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Joanne Cohen, J.D.

Joanne Cohen, J.D.
Vice President,
Philanthropic Services
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

904.356.4483
JCohen@jaxcf.org

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