Wednesday, February 13, 2008


An Initiative of the Atlanta Women's Foundation

The Destiny Fund of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) provides an opportunity for education and leadership development for a diverse group of women, between the ages of 25 and 40, who are emerging philanthropists. Involvement in The Destiny Fund is unlike participation in any other group. Members meet many of the dynamic women associated with the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, connect with other women from all walks of life, and explore the critical issues facing women and girls.

Each participant will be engaged in the following activities:

Charitable Giving and Philanthropy Training. As AWF works to foster greater giving by young women for women and girls, members will be trained in various aspects of philanthropy in general, and women’s participation in particular;

Collaboration. Program sessions are designed to allow for networking, to facilitate discussion of topics such as leadership and feminism, and to encourage advocacy around community issues. Members will obtain a sense, first hand, of the issues facing underserved women and girls in Atlanta;

Site Visits and Grantmaking. Members will have an opportunity to review proposals, visit women and girls serving nonprofit organizations in Metro Atlanta, and build consensus on how the 2009 Destiny Fund Class grantmaking dollars should be awarded.

Additional participant benefits:
Invitation to attend the 2008 Destiny Fund Graduation on May 13, 2008, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Complimentary invitation to attend The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s annual Numbers Too Big to Ignore Luncheon on October 30, 2008.

Women on Board. Women on Board (WOB) is designed to address the under-representation of women in nonprofit leadership positions across our community. Members of The Destiny Fund may take part in an introductory WOB training, orienting members to issues of nonprofit board service and responsibilities such as governance, stewardship, and fiduciary duties.

Destiny Fund Alumnae. The Destiny Fund Alumnae continue their involvement through pledges of financial support to the Foundation to sustain Destiny Fund grantmaking efforts, and mentoring the next class and quarterly educational gatherings.

Interested in becoming a member of The Destiny Fund – Class of 2009?

Please use the checklist below to determine whether you are ready for this amazing experience:

¦ Are you a woman between 25 and 40 living or working in metro Atlanta?
¦ Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of women and girls?
¦ Are you ready to learn about the historical and present role of women creating social change as well as critical issues in our community?

¦ In order to have a successful experience, it is important that each member makes a genuine commitment to be fully engaged in the work and activities of The Destiny Fund. We recognize the unpredictable nature of life, but firmly believe your complete attendance and participation is necessary. Destiny Fund Members are allowed only one Program Session absence.

Are you available for the meeting dates below?

Meeting Dates:

* September 5, 2008 – Opening Retreat 9:00-4:00 P.M. (attendance required)

November 11, 2008 – Program Session 6:00-8:30 P.M.

* December 9, 2008 – The Destiny Fund Holiday Social – 6:00-8:30 P.M. (attendance optional)

January 13, 2009 – Program Session 6:00-8:30 P.M.

February 10, 2009 – Program Session 6:00-8:30 P.M.

March 10, 2009 – Program Session 6:00-8:30 P.M.

April 14, 2009 – Program Session 6:00-8:30 P.M.

May 12, 2009 – Graduation Ceremony – 6:00-8:00 P.M.

If you answered ‘YES’ to ALL of the questions above, Please complete the application below and submit along with your bio by email to by April 10, 2008. Please contact DiShonda Hughes at 404-589-0000 ext. 104 with any questions.

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