Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Positive Change Through Thoughtful Giving

The IWCF Education Committee strives to increase awareness and understanding of the community’s needs and assets through programs presented for our members and guests.

See events offered through the Education committee on the Upcoming Events page.

THE 2017-18 YEAR OF EDUCATION: Learning about our community and fostering educated philanthropy.

The IWCF Education Committee strives to increase awareness and understanding of the community’s needs and assets through programs presented for our members and guests.  In 2017-18 our programs focused on Financial Stability, Philanthropy, and Education. Our goal is to increase understanding of community issues and to increase member commitment to informed philanthropy.

Current Chair:  Sherry Bithell

2017-18 IWCF Education Presentations:

September 6 the membership was led by Rochelle Delong in a Strength Finders workshop.  The workshop was a collaborative effort by the Education and Leadership Development committees to gain knowledge of the membership and to help give members a more meaningful IWCF experience by identifying and utilizing their talents.

October 19, IWCF members learned about the continuum of care for the homeless in Ada County with a presentation by Diana Lachiondo, Maureen Brewer and Stephanie Day who are all involved in programs that serve the homeless.  This very informative presentation was a lead in to the 2018 IWCF Symposium topic on homelessness.

November 15, IWCF, in collaboration with the Idaho Nonprofit Center, celebrated National Philanthropy Day with a morning workshop on Philanthropic Giving that was organized by the IWCF Education Committee. The panel title was “Collaboration—Working Together To Get Things Done”. The luncheon honored recipients who were given awards to acknowledge their volunteer activities in the various nonprofits in the area.

February 28, the IWCF Education Committee led the lunch and evening discussions for the Symposium Book Club book by Nicholas Kristof who is the keynote speaker for the October 16, 2018 Symposium.   The book, “A Path Appears—Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity” gave us food for thought as to how others are affected by our personal philanthropy.

March 21, the program “Positive Pathways:  Options for Students Post High School” explored the various programs available for students and emphasized that not all students are suited for a four-year college degree. There are many careers where a good income can be earned.

The committee also spent a great deal of time arranging the six workshop programs that were presented at the October 16, 2018 Symposium.