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Connectors, Committees, Volunteers: Tailor Your Involvement

Grants TeamAt WGA, there are as many ways to get involved as there are Members. You can be a "Happy Check Writer"...or you can be President. It's entirely up to you, with no obligation to do anything, and no guilt – ever.

Welcome, Happy Check Writers

As an organization by, for and about women, we understand the many demands on your time. The most important thing you can do each year is contribute your membership fee and vote for proposed grants. Beyond that, there is no obligation to do more.

“I may have been the original 'Happy Check Writer'. I was a Founding Member of WGA, but was never involved until I retired. The next thing I knew, I was President-elect!”

- Julia Taylor, Past President -

Ways To Get Involved

If you do want to get more involved, there are many opportunities to do so. At WGA, you can always change your level of participation, so you don't have to worry about trying something new.

  • Attend an event – Meet new people, get exposed to new issues or bring a guest. We offer many events throughout the year:
    • Large semi-annual luncheons in the spring and fall (Member Forum and Annual Meeting)
    • Smaller educational events, lectures and panel discussions
    • Annual Strictly Social gathering
    • Connector events in your neighborhood
  • Participate in Connector GroupsConnect with WGA Members in your neighborhood.
  • Join a committee – Lend your time and talents to whatever committee interests you most: Advocacy, Communications, Education, Finance, Grants or Membership.
  • Volunteer – We're always looking for people to volunteer at our events, read grants, report for our E-News or volunteer "on call". If you're looking for a one-time or short-term commitment, volunteering may be a great fit.
  • Advocate – Watch our newsletter and other communications for opportunities to advocate on legislation and policy that affects our agencies and the women and girls that they serve.
  • Connect with us – Like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to stay up to date with WGA and agency news, women in philanthropy, our community, grantmaking focus area and more.

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In Her Own Words

Sara Bonderud

“As the mother of two toddlers with a home-based wellness business, time is at a premium, but I attend WGA events when I can to learn about what’s going on and catch up with friends.”

– Sara Bonderud, WGA Delores Barr Weaver Fellow

Renee McQueen

“Although my schedule as head of PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville does not always permit me to be deeply involved with WGA, when I am able to get to an event, I find that I can connect with so many of my peer nonprofit CEOs and other women who are community leaders.”

– Dr. Renee McQueen, Executive Director, Pace Center for Girls Jacksonville

Anita Vining

"I rarely attend WGA events, but I write my check every year faithfully because I know the grants are wisely chosen, and do so much good in this community."

– Anita Vining, Realtor

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Jacksonville, FL 32202
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