WINGS blows through $42,500 at lunch

WINGS (Women In Northfield Giving Support) held their 2008 grants award luncheon at the St. Olaf King’s Room on Saturday.

Catherine McBride, Lynn Vincent WINGS table display WINGS luncheon
Catherine McBride, founding president of WINGS, and Lynn Vincent, current President, spoke to an assembled group of members and 2008 grantees. The WINGS endowment has grown to $310,000. Total grants in the past 7 years: $300,000. This year: $42,500.

WINGS luncheon Molly Woehrlin, Jim Pokorney
Left: school district table, L to R – Emily Monaghan, Jean Noack, Mary McComiskey, Ruth Gillen, Ruthann Burkartzmeyer, ???, Sarah Swan McDonald.
Right: Molly Woehrlin and Councilor Jim Pokorney

wings-grants-sshot wingspan-news-sshot

Left: The list of 2008 Grantees/amounts (PDF)
Right: The Spring ’08 issue of WINGSPAN

After Girls Night Out (GNO) 2008, volunteer Ally Beyer emailed me that:

… we raised $1500 for the WINGS group. We are so excited about the outcome of this year’s event! We had almost twice the amount of women as last year. It was fantastic! Also, the committee loves what WINGS is about and we have decided to donate to WINGS every year.

More info and a photo of the GNO donation to WINGS posted to the blog by Joan Behr.

One Comment

  1. Erica Staab said:

    I have to say that there is something so powerful about being at an event where there are so many women coming together to do good work. To look around the room and see what is happening in this community in so many areas was inspiring.

    I know for HOPE Center, as a grant recipient, it was wonderful to be a part of the luncheon, but more importantly to be around others who are commited to service and to making Northfield a safer, healthier, happier place to be.

    After living out of state for the past seven years, events like these make me so proud to say “You betcha, I’m a Minnesotan” :).

    July 1, 2008

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