Coweta Community Foundation observes International Women’s Day

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Pictured above: The group 100 Women Who Care Coweta County has given its latest quarterly donation to the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society.

From Special Reports

March 8, 2023, is International Women’s Day, and the Coweta Community Foundation is using the occasion to bring attention to the many achievements of women in Coweta’s philanthropic community.

Some of Coweta County’s notable women leaders include those in 100 Women Who Care Coweta County. Since 2018, this grassroots organization, which was launched under the auspices of the Foundation in 2016, has awarded some $115,500 in grants to local nonprofits. 

Over the past six years, the group has awarded grants to Community Action for Improvement, One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach, Newnan-Coweta Angel’s House, Meals on Wheels of Coweta, Christian City, Inc., Hope Global Initiative, Coweta Ferst Foundation, Southern Arc Dance Theater, ChildrenConnect Museum, and Newnan City Church NEST.

“On International Women’s Day, we believe it’s important to recognize the women who are role models right here in Coweta,” said CCF Executive Director Kristin Webb. “One of the many ways women lead in our world today is by giving of their money and their time, and these women are great examples of that.”

Spearheaded by the Foundation’s 2015 Woman of the Year, Newnan attorney Leah Sumner, 100 Women Who Care Coweta County was first announced at the Foundation’s Power of the Purse event in 2016. The concept was for 100 women to come together and each choose a personal container in which to place one dollar daily as a reminder that by giving a little each day, the women can ultimately make a difference in the community. The group continues to accept applications for new members, and those interested in joining may visit https://www.cowetafoundation.org/100-women/.

Webb also expressed appreciation for the women staffers and board members who serve the Foundation, including Coweta’s current Citizen of the Year, CCF Board Chair Cynthia Bennett. “The Community Foundation has a long history of having strong women leaders, and we salute them all for bringing us to where we are today. Women are integral to helping us fulfill our mission here at the Foundation, and we’re incredibly grateful for all that they do,” Webb said.

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