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On behalf of the Women's Professional Committee (WPC) of AmCham China, you are invited to a presentation and discussion on the Global Women's Philanthropy Project (GWPP) pilot program for China.

The model of collective giving envisioned by the project allows women of all socioeconomic levels to participate in meeting the challenges of their time in a manner that is locally-based, targeted, sustainable and replicable. The delegation from the Washington Women's Foundation will be in Beijing in March. A brief introduction to the organization follows:

In September 1995, Colleen Willoughby and four other visionary women established the Washington Women's Foundation, enabling women to pool their financial resources to make large high-impact gifts to improve Seattle community, while developing their skills as philanthropists. The approach was innovative and appealing and attracted over 100 Seattle-area women to be founding members. They awarded their first pooled grant of $100,000 in 1996 to Mothers Against Violence in America.
Today, the Foundation has over 500 members, and the grant committee reviews more than 250 letters of inquiry annually. Since 1996, members have invested millions of dollars in hundreds of nonprofit organizations. The concept of giving together allows more individuals to participate in philanthropy and provides members the opportunity to leverage their single gift with others for maximum benefit to their communities.


AmCham China Conference Center
AmCham China Conference Center
The Office Park, Tower AB, 6th Floor
No. 10 Jintongxi Road, Beijing, 100020

Beijing, China

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