Women's Philanthropy Institute Site Visit: Act for Justice

 The Mary M. Jalonick Women's Philanthropy Institute second Site Visit for 2021 will take an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at Act for Justice. Act is a model of ministry that uses the justice system to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their streets while also sharing the hope of the gospel with them. They partner with top-ranked law firms to hold criminals in their neighborhood accountable and have a goal of reducing crime by 50% in their target neighborhoods. Members will hear from several speakers from the organization including Evangeline Heppenstall, Foundations Engagement Manager; Dawn Stephens, VP of Field Operations; and Jim Caldwell, Board Chair.

Wednesday, June 9
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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About Act for Justice
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About the Mary M. Jalonick Women's Philanthropy Institute

 More than 50 members participated in our first Site Visit to Girls Embracing Mothers (G.E.M) where they heard a compelling and moving presentation from Founder and President, Brittany Barnett. Attendees heard personal  testimonials, discovered the impact of G.E.M on mothers and daughters impacted by incarceration, and engaged in an insightful Q&A session after the presentation.

The mission of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute is to educate, inspire, and empower women to become confident and engaged donors at every stage of their philanthropic journey while connecting them with the needs of the community and the organizations addressing those needs. 

To be a part of this dynamic group of women, annual membership is $150 per person. Additionally, each member agrees to contribute a minimum of $500 to the grant pool. Please consider becoming a WPI Pacesetter with a contribution of $10,000 or more to help ensure that we can continue to grant out as much as possible to our community. Our impact is based on your generosity, so we encourage you to consider a gift beyond the required minimum. In 2020, WPI members granted $150,000 to nonprofit organizations in the greater Dallas community, underscoring the power of collective giving.

You may make your grant contribution now, or anytime prior to December 1. Grant contributions can be made via the link below or recommended through your Dallas Foundation Donor Advised Fund. We look forward to another record breaking year! 

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