JWF expands our impact through the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance to improve the lives of women and girls


FPN Launches Florida Women’s Funding Alliance

New Member Affinity Group Seeks to Transform Lives of Women and Girls in Florida

TAMPA, Florida (May 8, 2015) Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of philanthropic organizations, welcomes its newest member affinity group, the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, that seeks to transform the lives of women and girls through members’ collective voice and resources.

“FPN is pleased to host this new affinity group to meet the needs of our members who share an interest in catalyzing and strengthening women’s philanthropy to improve the lives of women and girls in our state,” said David Biemesderfer, President & CEO of Florida Philanthropic Network. “The Florida Women’s Funding Alliance is a wonderful example of how FPN works to bring funders together to increase the effectiveness and impact of philanthropy for the greater good in Florida.”

The Alliance will convene, connect, educate, leverage and elevate Florida’s women’s funders in order to elevate and empower leadership, expertise and investments in women’s issues. Alliance participants include, but are not limited to, individuals, corporations, funds, donor advised funds, and foundations with an interest in supporting women and girls in Florida.

Founding members of the Alliance are the Community Foundation of Collier County and its Women’s Initiative Network, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and its Women’s Giving Alliance, the Community Foundation Ocala Marion County, The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches, the Lovelight Foundation, the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida, the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County and the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade.

“We envision a Florida where women and girls thrive,” said Julie Fisher Cummings, Founder and Chairman of the Lovelight Foundation; who is the Alliance’s Founding Co-Chair, along with Brenda Tate, President of the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida. “We welcome all FPN members to join us in our work to realize this vision.”

For more information on the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, please contact Geula Ferguson at geula@fpnetwork.org or 305-371-7944.

Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida. FPN’s nearly 120 members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations and corporate giving programs – from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola – who hold over $6.5 billion in assets (excluding members located outside Florida) and invest over $435 million annually to improve the quality of life for our residents and communities. Our members share a commitment to promoting philanthropy, fostering collaboration and advancing public policy by Florida, in Florida.