WomenNC is excited to announce the receipt of a $3,000 grant in support of our CSW Scholars Program to further our mission to eliminate injustice against women and girls.
The Fund’s grant will support the work of all of the 2019-20 scholars, but it has a special interest in community re-entry programs, maternal and child health, and reproductive justice, themes represented by at least three of our scholars this year.
Leticia Ross (left) of NC Central University is studying the community reentry experiences of formerly incarcerated women in Durham; Jackie Lanning (center) of NC State University is exploring how to improve maternal and child health outcomes through environmental justice in Durham; and Isa van der Drift (right) of UNC-CH is evaluating how Durham County’s FOCUS program reduces teen pregnancies, STDs and HIV/AIDS while economically empowering young women.
This first-time gift to WomenNC continues the Fund’s emphasis on supporting educational endeavors. “The Juanita M. Bryant CSW Leadership Training Program is a perfect fit for the Warner Fund,” notes Zane. “We are pleased to partner with WomenNC and its scholars to improve the lives of women and girls in the Triangle. Reducing gender disparities is not only good for women but enhances the lives of all residents. Further, by training young adults to prioritize, research, and advocate for all women, we create the conditions for the next generation to prosper.”
A family foundation, the Warner Fund has had significant impact in “improving, assisting and enriching the lives” of those in this area. Janine Zane, a Warner Fund Inc. board member who has lived in Raleigh for more than two decades, helps guide the Fund’s giving priorities in the Triangle. A former Enloe High School PTSA Board member and parent of three girls who attended Wake County public schools, she has helped direct the Fund’s efforts toward educational organizations, including Communities in Schools of Wake County and the Wake County Public School System.
In keeping with its mission to improve, assist and enrich lives the lives of those whom its grant recipients serves, the Warner Fund Inc. provides support to a number of important institutions including Urban Ministries, Interact, The Green Chair Project, CAM and Burning Coal Theater Company, among others. WomenNC is pleased to be in the good company of these institutions who also benefit from the Fund’s generosity.
Will you join with the Warner Fund Inc. and support our scholars? We welcome donations of any size in service to our vision to raise a generation that honors women’s human rights.