“We all have the power within ourselves to change the world,” said Pamela Davidson to an audience of nearly 300 women at the 13th Annual Women’s Tea hosted by the Porter County Community Foundation on Tuesday. “Women are at the forefront of giving…I bet the vast majority of charities were started by women,” she remarked. Davidson, a charitable gift planner from Bloomington, IN was the guest speaker at the annual event, which is held each fall to celebrate women’s philanthropy and to benefit the Women’s Fund of Porter County.
“It is hard for me to believe this is our 13th annual tea and the 7th year of the women’s giving circle, Impact Porter County,” said Porter County Community Foundation President Barb Young. “The Women’s Fund has been able to do some pretty remarkable things.” Young shared that, to date, $239,000 in Women’s Fund grants have been awarded to support women and children in Porter County and an endowment of over $370,000 for the Women’s Fund has also been created to ensure support for generations to come.
“We have exceeded our annual goal to raise $100,000 for the Women’s Fund in the past two years not only because of the Impact Porter County giving circle members but also because of the contributions made at all levels to the Women’s Fund,” Young remarked.
To learn more about Impact Porter County or to make a contribution to the Women’s Fund, visit www.portercountyfoundation.org or contact the Foundation at 219-465-0294.