Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Presentation of 2017 Nominees

On September 26, the OWF Grants Committee will present descriptions of the 2017 nominees who have been chosen to be on OWF's 2017 Ballot. Given that space is limited, voting group leaders will have first priority for seating. But if room is available, any interested OWF member is welcome to attend. The presentation will be made at the Ojai Art Center.  

The purpose is to better equip group leaders to discuss the nominees with their groups before voting on the ballot.  The ballots will go out on or about October 2 with the anticipated voting period to fall between October 2 and October 23.  Group leaders will be meeting with their groups during that period to discuss the ballot and vote.

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Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Find a Group Gathering

Learn more about the Ojai Women's Fund (OWF) and meet other amazing women looking to form an OWF giving group! Light refreshments and wine will be served.

Thursday, July 19 | 6:30-8:00pm
Home of Sandi White
RSVP: sandrajwhite84@gmail.com or (805) 764-1302
 (address given at RSVP)

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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Grants Celebration

Join us as we honor our inaugural class of nonprofit grant recipients! Six organizations serving the Ojai Valley will share in over $50,000 in OWF Funding.

Grantee Celebration Reception
Thursday, December 1, 2016
5:00 PM

St. Thomas Aquinas Church
185 St. Thomas Drive, Ojai

$20 suggested donation per guest

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Creating Your Giving Group

If you’re a member without a group; are considering membership; or reaching out to friends and acquaintances to join OWF, please spread the word and plan to attend one or both gatherings to meet other women looking to join individually; to join a group; to join as a group; or to create a new group. 

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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Creating Your Giving Group

If you’re a member without a group; are considering membership; or reaching out to friends and acquaintances to join OWF, please spread the word and plan to attend one or both gatherings to meet other women looking to join individually; to join a group; to join as a group; or to create a new group. 

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Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Beginning the Discussion

Please join us!

"Beginning the Discussion"
Identify needs & explore opportunities…

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Fellowship Hall, Ojai Presbyterian Church
304 N. Foothill Rd., Ojai
5 p.m. Registration; 5:30p.m. Panel Discussion

The Ojai Women’s Fund has identified five funding priorities.  A panel of community experts will present an overview of current needs, future trends and strategic funding opportunities in each area.

Panel Moderator
Rebecca Benard, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care

Panelists
Health: Haddy Lashkari, Chief Administrator, Ojai Valley Community Hospital
Arts: Michael Addison, Chair, City of Ojai Arts Commission
Social Services: Karen Kaminsky, Program Director, CAP, Help of Ojai
Environment: Deborah Pendry, Prog. Dir./Treasurer, Ojai Valley Green Coalition
Education: Jena Collins, Ed. Therapist, Founder/Director, The Literacy Room

YOUR PRESENCE IS IMPORTANT!
Please mark your calendars and be sure to attend. Your feedback, opinions and recommendations will help shape the Ojai Women’s Fund agenda as we move forward.

Modeled on traditional giving circles, the Ojai Women’s Fund pools contributions from Ojai women to provide meaningful financial support to local non-profit programs that address critical needs in the Ojai Valley community.
 

 

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Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Inaugural Meeting

You Are Invited - 5 p.m.

THE OJAI WOMEN'S FUND
Empowering Change Through Collective Giving

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We are looking for women who care, who want to become leaders in philanthropy, and who will make a difference in the Ojai Valley Community.

Please join us for our Inaugural Meeting at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club
5 p.m. Registration and Conversation
5:30 p.m. Introduction to the Ojai Women’s Fund

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The celebrated and inspirational Zhena Muzyka,
founder of Zhena’s Gypsey tea.

Help us spread the word … bring a friend or bring a group of friends!
Help us plan – let us know if you can attend. Please call (805) 746-3096 to RSVP.

This event was made possible by the volunteer efforts of the Ojai Women’s Fund Inaugural Steering Committee: Peggy Russell and Karen Evenden, co-chairs. Kyle Crowner, secretary. Thinkers and Doers: Carolyn Bennett, Barbara Hirsch, Susan Leech,Carolyn Olsen, Aryna Swope, Maureen Volland, Jane Weirick, Sandi White.

 

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