Fund for Women Newsletter, November 2021 Edition
So Many Fantastic Fall Events…
First Founders Breakfast
On October 20th, the Fund for Women hosted the First Founders Breakfast at Riverfront Events in Wilmington, DE. Cheryl Mitchell was awarded the First Founders’ Award for her integrity, community leadership, and commitment to Delaware Philanthropy. Ginger Weiss was awarded the Fund for Women Driving Force Award (Spring 2021) and recognized at the breakfast for her commitment to Delaware through community engagement, volunteerism, and leadership. Representatives from 15 different non profit organizations that received 2021 FFW grants totaling $209,998 were in attendance. Together, we welcome the 9 new Founders that joined at this event! To view more photos from this event visit the Fund for Women website Gallery Page or Facebook page. 
Sussex County Harvest Moon Wine Tasting
The Sussex County Development Committee held its first large event outdoors since December, 2019 with its Harvest Moon Wine Tasting on October 6th at Salted Vines Vineyards in Frankford. Guests enjoyed tastings of many of the wines offered, as well as cheese and chocolates to pair with them. We welcomed 5 new Founders from the event and raised over $5,500 for the Fund for Women. Special thanks to Salted Vines Vineyards, Chocolate Wave, Sweet Serenity Chocolates and Three Blonde Bakers for their donations to the event.
New Castle County & Young Founders Paint Party
The FFW New Castle County and Young Founder Committees hosted a Fall Pumpkin Paint Night on Oct 14th at the Judge Morris Estate at White Clay Creek. The event welcomed many first time FFW attendees in addition to a new Young Founder, Alyssa Goleburn. Sara Funaiock, guest speaker from the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, a 2021 grant recipient, attended and shared the impact of this year’s FFW grant. A special thank you to Christine Burke with Christine’s Art World, Frank’s Wine, and Prime Hospitality Catering for catering and providing a new venue!
Join Us in Welcoming Our Newest Fund for Women Founders
Lillian Allingham
Gabrielle Benson
Lois K. Cunning
Delta Outreach and Education Center, Inc.
Michelle Devillers
Renata Flannelly
Alyssa Goleburn
Patricia Greene
Anabelle Irving
Colleen Perry Keith
Robin McDonough
Jenn McPherson
Linda O'Neal
Mariana Reyes
Jamie Rivero
Allison Rosenberg
Elizabeth Schlecker
Marie Torrey
Meghan Walls
Susan Weaver
April Wells
YOU Make Our Work Possible
Your continued support for the Fund has enabled us to grant more than $3 million to organizations that improve the lives of women and girls in Delaware. We are making an impact every day. And for that, we thank you. 

We invite you to join the FFW board of trustees in investing in this important work with your year-end gift to the Fund for Women. Monies received during this appeal may allow us to increase the allocation to next year’s grants. Thank you for helping us fund as many programs as possible now, and in the future. Be on the lookout for our letter or make your gift here. 
Grant Review Committee Volunteers 
We are starting the 2022 Fund for Women grant review process and we are looking for volunteers to help with the grant reviews. This is a great opportunity for you to have a direct impact on who receives this funding. We are looking for 30-35 Founders to serve as reviewers.  

Below is a rough timeline of the review schedule to help you assess your availability, the main lift will be reviewing all the grants for about a six-week period in February and March.
  • Jan 1 to Jan 31 - Accept grant applications online
  • Tuesday, January 18th at 4:30pm or Wednesday, January 19th at 5:30pm - Workshops for grant reviewers – Via Zoom (only need to attend one)
  • Feb 7 to 18 - Round 1 of reviews
  • Feb 28 to Mar 11 - Round 2 of reviews
  • Week of March 21st - Zoom meeting with Grants Review Committee to share proposed awardees 
  • April - Final Grantees approved by Board of Trustees
  • May - Grant Award Ceremony (Tentative)

To volunteer or if you have any questions, please reach out to the Grants Chair via email -
Keep FFW Updated with Your Contact Information...
Have you moved since joining the Fund for Women and need to update your mailing address? We want to keep in touch with you. Perhaps the credit card associated with your pledge payments has been replaced. Keeping your Founder profile up-to-date is easy – send an email to Include name/and or address updates in an email. To update credit cards, email us your name, best phone # and the best day and time to call you.