WIN is a significant force in New Hanover County and part of a powerful national movement, Women’s Giving Circles. Members pool their resources and work collectively to directly impact quality of life issues in New Hanover County. WIN enhances its impact in our community by focusing on specific needs each year, cycling through specified areas of giving: Arts and Culture (2021); Education (2022); Health & Wellness (2023), and Environment (2024).
WIN evolves with the interests and energy of its members
Energetic Philanthropy Team members actively craft opportunities for like-minded members to join together in highly effective smaller groups we call Circles where individuals with a particular interest maintain a focus on
Philanthropy also supports WIN members who want to establish new Circles.
Each year Philanthropy offers a cycle of established events
Panel on philanthropy, presenting WIN members, national experts, or local leaders to provoke, inspire, and share knowledge on philanthropy
Opportunity to begin learning how the year’s Area of Giving impacts our Community and makes it a better place to live
Holiday celebration that provides fun and networking and benefits one of our past grantees
Panel of Experts who will deepen our knowledge of the year’s Area of Giving and prepare Members for our upcoming Grants Cycle
And throughout the year, ad hoc opportunities:
Current members include: Isabella Hinds (Chair), Lynne Herndon (Vice Chair), Sadie Campbell, Kay Doughterty, Susan Henley, Donna Howard, Laura McCabe, Kim Nelson, Cheryll Schramm, Janet Stieger, and Carolyn Thomas.