Giving from the Heart Event - April 18th

The Women's Giving Circle of the Washington County Community Foundation is celebrating its fifth annual Giving from the Heart event on April 18, 2015 at Southern Hills Church. The Women' s Giving Circle is once again hosting a spring tea. The mission of the Women's Giving Circle is to provide opportunities, encouragement, knowledge and hope to women and girls. Last year, the Women's Giving Circle embarked on a new focus of improving the selfesteem of girls in our county and are making headway in this endeavor.

Did you know:

  • 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking, or disordered eating.
  • Over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks.
  • "One of the main factors in teen promiscuity is self-esteem. When a teen has little or no self-confidence, he or she will use sex as a means to build confidence."

We are requesting your sponsorship for this event to help give women and children in Washington County a better outlook on their future. We are requesting that you let us know your sponsorship intentions no later than March 29, 2015.


At the tea, the Women's Giving Circle grant recipients will be announced and awarded in the same day as well as entertainment and wonderful food. Through last year's event, we were able to grant over $7,300.00 for programs such as kickstarting an afterschool program at Bra die Shrum Elementary through Youth First, providing outreach through the Laundry Love program, and empowering females at risk through Hoosier Hills PACT.

Sponsorship levels are:

  • Title Sponsors - $1,000 or above - Includes special recognition in the media, top billing in the program listing, and eight ballots.
  • Heart of Gold Sponsors - $500.00 - Includes media attention, recognition in the program and six ballots.
  • Heart's Desire Sponsors - $250.00 - Includes media attention, recognition in the program, and four ballots.
  • Sweetheart Sponsors - $150.00- Includes media attention, recognition in the program, and two ballots.

For additional information, contact Judy or Lindsey at the Washington County Community Foundation (812) 883-7334. Thank you for considering this request. We look forward to seeing you at this special event.