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    WIP Kickoff Social

    Women in Philanthropy kicked off a new year of philanthropy and fun at The Lourie Center!

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    2013 Power of the Purse

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    10th Anniversary Celebration

    Women in Philanthropy celebrates 10 years of giving in the Midlands!

  • 2012 Power of the Purse. Photo Credit to Picasso Perfect Photography.

    2012 Power of the Purse

    The 2012 Power of the Purse was a huge success and lots of fun! It was hosted at The Hall at Senate's End. Thanks to Picasso Perfect Photography for all the great pictures!

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    General Assembly

    General Assembly

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    Member Social 2012

    Women in Philanthropy hosted their annual Member Social, featuring the Free Medical Clinic, Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc., the Salvation Army, and Trinity Housing Corporation--all of which are grant receivers from Women in Philanthropy.

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    Food for Thought: 13 March 2012

    Chakisse Newton shared her presentation on "Professional Presence."

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    Leveraging Literacy

    Women in Philanthropy held a book drive, donating books to the Salvation Army, in order to promote and encourage literacy.

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    Humanitarian of the Year 2011

    This year John Baker was honored as Humanitarian of the Year.

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    Beyond the Buzz of Social Media

    Keely Saye presented Beyond the Buzz of Social Media.

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    Investing to Make an Impact

    Investing to Make an Impact focused on imporant issues within the community, helping people understand how their investment decisions impact the community, and know where their dollars are going.

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    Leadership Luncheon 2011

    Linda Paulson from United Way Worldwide spoke on "Mobilizing the Power of Women" during WIP's Leadership Luncheon 2011.

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    Bright Light Bowling Night

    Women in Philanthropy and kids from St. Lawrence Place go bowling!

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    Salvation Army Award 2011

    At their Christmas Kick-off, Salvation Army presented the Midlands Organization of the Year award to Women in Philanthropy "for expressing outstanding compassion to individuals and demonstrating excellence in volunteerism through The Salvation Army and the community at large."

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    Friends and Founders Social

    A chance for WIP investors and their guests to mingle and get to know our founding members.

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    WIP 101

    An information session for new and continuing investors to learn more about Women in Philanthropy

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    Annual Meeting 2011

    Photos from WIP's 2011 Annual Meeting, held June 16th at the Capital Senior Center. This was a fantastic opportunity for current investors to bring a friend to learn more about the impact Women in Philanthropy is having on women and children in the Midlands.

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    Power of the Purse 2011

    At WIP's 8th annual Power of the Purse, 23 new investors joined the family,purses were auctioned off and all generous proceeds went to improve lives of women and children. The Capital City put on a great show, fully-equipped with a purse-shaped martini ice luge.

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    Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2011

    Dedicated community volunteers were recognized by United Way of the Midlands at its annual volunteer recognition event as a part of National Volunteer Week festivities on Thursday, April 14.

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    Diversity Seminar: The Illusion Inclusion

    WIP joined forces with United Way of the Midlands Young Leaders Society to begin to have courageous conversations about diversity in our lives and in the workplace

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    Growing Green Event

    In March, Eric McClam, Farm Manager of City Roots provided an educational seminar and tour of City Roots Farm, a sustainable farm located in the heart of downtown Columbia near Owens Field Airport.

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    Food For Thought Luncheon - April 12

    Pamela Eyring, President and Director of The Protocol School of Washington presented "Putting Your Best Foot Forward" at the monthly Food for Thought Luncheon on April 12.

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    Leadership Luncheon 2010

    150 of Columbia's women leaders filled the 701 Whaley hall and were inspired by keynote speaker, Chakisse Newton, as she shared the keys to leadership that are "common sense, but not common practice."

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    Bring Friend Social Fall 2010

    Mardie Faucette hosted a social at her family's historic home for fellow WIP members and guests on October 28, 2010. All members were encourage to bring friends to be introduced to the group and enjoyed an opportunity for networking.

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    New Member Reception - Summer 2010

    WIP members enjoyed a delicious reception at the home of Stacy Lindenberg hosted by Stacy and Erin Cook. Many of our newest investors attended and were introduced.

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    Annual Meeting 2010

    About 35 investors met on Tuesday, June 22, to discuss the group's accomplishments so far this year. New committee members were introduced, the budget was reviewed and goals were announced.

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    Power of the Purse 2010

    The 7th annual Power of the Purse brought together a record-breaking crowd at the Capital City Club on May 20, 2010 for both a live and silent auction of purses.

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    Founders & Charter Members Reception

    On May 11, 2010, the founding members of Women in Philanthropy, along with the charter members, convened for a social at the on the rooftop of the Meridian Building.

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    Spring Social 2010

    On March 25, 2010, WIP members were invited to Nancy Lind's home in Lexington, SC to meet and mingle with fellow philanthropists.

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    Founders Breakfast 2009

    On November 19, guest speaker Dr. Hildy Teegen, USC Moore School of Business and WIP members gathered for a breakfast to honor the 16 founding members of Women in Philanthropy.

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    Investor Appreciation Reception

    On November 5, 2009 members gathered at Dr. Belinda Gergel's home for an intimate reception and networking opportunity.

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    2009 Power of the Purse--1

    The Sixth Annual Power of the Purse, Women in Philanthropy's signature event,held on May 20, 2009 raised $9,116.

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    2009 Power of the Purse-- 2

    Second group of photos from May 2009 event.

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    2009 Power of the Purse-- 3

    Third group of photos from May 2009 event.

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    Summer Social

    Robin Gorman's home overlooking Finlay Park in downtown Columbia was the site for a member social on July 30, 2009.

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    Chocolate Social

    On March 31, 2009 more than 40 members attended a social at Elizabeth Gressette’s home in Cayce.

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    Day of Action

    In January of 2009 Women in Philanthropy members worked on two special projects.

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    Founders Breakfast 2008

    Each year Women in Philanthropy honors our founders and celebrates the accomplishments of women during a breakfast meeting.