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What does the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona DO?


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  • 2. She volunteers with the WFSA-funded Women’s Literacy Network,neighborhood women helpingneighborhood women. Animmigrant and college graduate,she helps women earn GEDs andprepare for college andemployment.As the women achieve, they teachtheir children the power that comeswith reading and acquiringknowledge.Photo by: Elvira Butler
  • 3. Through the Women’s TransitionProject in Bisbee, Tami foundshelter, learned computer skills andworked in an art gallery thatbenefits the agency.Now she helps other womenovercome addiction and gainconfidence and professionalexperience to re-tool their lives.WFSA funding assisted 25 WTPwomen and their families this year.Photo by: Elvira Butler
  • 4. Liz helps keep clients likeJacqueline healthy, mobile andpositive about life. With educationand credentials, stable employmentand better pay for these workerscomes improved quality of long-term care for aging Americans.With WFSA funds, the Direct CareWorkers Association sent Liz andothers for national leadershiptraining.Photo by: Elvira Butler
  • 5. Mary came to America 10 years ago.The WFSA-funded InternationalRescue Committee trained her andseven successfully resettled refugeewomen to be Well-Being Promoters.They work in the home with newlyarrived women like Akech to teachthem the skills necessary to beginanew in America.Photo by: Elvira Butler
  • 6. “Before WFSA, the importance of„women giving‟ was a relatively newidea to me, despite being a life-long feminist. But the young womenof our Unidas program already knowthat true social change—an end tosexism and to the marginalizationand oppression of women—cannotoccur without women bringing tobear and focusing their own, everincreasing, financial power andresources.”Photo by: Tom Veneklasen
  • 7. She spoke about her Unidasexperience to a crowd of 800+people at the 2011 WFSA annualluncheon.Unidas gives high school aged girlsan opportunity to gain experience incommunity service andgrantmaking.Dari is now at Harvard.Photo by: Tom Veneklasen
  • 8. Her favorite painting is "WomensTraveling Dreaming" by WintjjaNapaltjarre of the Warlpiri peoplein central Australia. The differingcircles represent for Jan, the manyand varied connections with othersin her life. Those importantconnections include WFSA.Photo by: Elvira Butler
  • 9. They had the foresight tostart this organization in1991 and continue to changelives through their ongoingsupport. Thank you!Photo by: Tom Veneklasen
  • 10. “Photography is my means ofexpression, creating images ofnature, architecture and abstracts.The WFSA annual reportassignment allowed me toexperience working with people,which I thoroughly enjoyed.”Find Elvira’s recently completedphoto book of Tucson
  • 11. “It is changed lives that illustrate theimpact of WFSAs work and opendonors minds and hearts. I enjoywriting about special women who givethrough WFSA because they care abouthelping other women and girls changetheir lives for the better.It’s been my pleasure to serve aseditor of the report.”Pictured with Vinda LooPhoto by: John Sartin
  • 12. “It has been an honor to be a partof some of the WFSA marketing &communications projects over thepast year. As I design the annualreport, working with the images andstories of courageous women, Imreminded of how fortunate I havebeen. Im happy to help WFSA getthe word out on the importance ofimproving womens lives.”
  • 13. “What a great privilege to interviewthe staff and clients of agencieswho benefited from WFSA grants.Their stories are inspiring. Thesewomen sing with hope andpotential. They emerge fromhardship to smile and work and planfor a bright future. Our donors areinvesting wisely.”Photo by: Elvira Butler
  • 14. “Writing for this annual report hasbeen extremely rewarding. Gettingthe chance to meet and interviewwomen from various backgrounds,all with amazing stories, was veryinspirational and eye-opening. It hasbeen a wonderful experience that Iwill never forget.”Photo by: Steven Trujillo
  • 15. “We have made great strides insupporting women and girls over thepast 30 years and the stories ofWFSAs grantees reaffirms that thedreams of women and girls can bereached when a community comestogether to provide innovativesolutions to the barriers they face.”
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  • 17. “I would love to tell youmore about the work ofthe Foundation. And letme know if you would likea copy of the annualreport.”
  • 18. This slide show was created by WFSA board member and Marketing/Communications Committee chair Deborah Daun to thank the all-volunteer annual report team:Elvira Butler, Maria DelVecchio, Laurel Mooney, Krista Neis, and Cheryl O‟Donnel; as well as other members of the all-volunteer WFSA Marketing/CommunicationsCommittee: Helen Gomez Bernard, Erin Collier, Polly Dithmer, and Evan Sullivan.Thanks also to outgoing committee members Sara Hammond and Carmen Orozco.