By: April Harrison
Women’s Philanthropic Network Director
I am thrilled to announce that Paula Green Johnson, a member of our Board of Directors and the current chair of our Women’s Philanthropic Network, has recently been nominated to serve on United Way Worldwide’s prestigious National Women’s Leadership Council (NWLC). The NWLC purpose is to provide volunteer leadership to a national movement of 120 local United Way’s who mobilize the power of women to advance the common good in our communities. With nearly 50,000 members nationwide, raising $120 million annually, United Way Women’s Leadership Council is a powerhouse of women’s philanthropy. The NWLC provides support by providing a national strategy to advance resource development, leadership, and advocacy. They do this through technical support to local United Way Women’s Leadership Councils, a speakers bureau, and national events.
Paula will bring her extensive experience with community organizations as well as her leadership of our United Way of Salt Lake Women’s Philanthropic Network to help advance the important work of the NWLC. I have been privileged to work side by side with Paula the last year and a half and I look forward to supporting her in this national role. Congratulations Paula!
The Young Leader Events and Public Relations sub-committee have successfully secured a wide variety of FABULOUS prizes for the upcoming Annual Event on April 9th. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win these spectacular prizes. Single tickets cost $15 or five tickets for just $50.
If you haven’t purchased event tickets yet please visit uw.org today! Individual tickets are only $50 and a group package of 10 is $450. Great food, drinks, entertainment! A guaranteed good time, you don’t want to miss this event!
TIP: Investigate before you invest.
I recently paid a visit to the Utah Money Watchers Conference in Salt Lake City. I love meeting people and especially getting my picture taken. The conference was all about education and prevention of investment fraud. Today’s tip is all about keeping your investments safe, or making sure you invest wisely with trusted people.
The average fraud victim might not be who you think. Check out this list of characteristics of the average fraud victim:
• 55-65 years old
• Financially literate
Whether you fit this description or not, it’s important to remember that ANYONE can be a victim. Before you invest, visit saveandinvest.org to learn the tactics fraudsters use and the questions that will prevent you from being a target.
Last week employees from Swire Coca-Cola took a tour of the Community Learning Center at Kearns Junior High. The tour is a part of Swire Coca-Cola’s 2011 month long workplace giving campaign. Following a discussion on education during which guests discussed, among other things, United Way’s role in the CLC initiative and the issues many of the low-income families in Kearns face guests were taken around the KJH campus. During the tour guests were able to see the myriad programs offered to parents and students at KJH. They witnessed a parent group as well as the facilities for adult ESL, GED, and computer literacy classes. Guests also were able to view the “Chill Room” where the CLC holds the after-school program and recreation programs for KJH students. A huge thank you to all those at Swire Coca-Cola for their continued support to make our community a better place for all of us! If you are interested in seeing any of the CLC or Welcome Center sites in person please contact Brian Guyer at email@example.com or 801-736-7715.
Have you checked out the pictures of the UWSL Day on the Hill? Are you planning to attend the Young Leaders Annual Event? Did you hear that Royal Bliss will be here in concert? Are you following us on Facebook and Twitter? These are just a few examples of the ways you can engage with us and the work we are doing. Everyday there are exciting things happening at UWSL and we have so many stories to tell you about long-term change happening in our community! We want to do a better job of connecting with you via our website (uw.org) and our social media channels.
We’d like to ask for 5 to 10 minutes of your time to complete a short survey to help us understand your current relationship with UWSL, how you use our website and online services, and how we can better serve your needs. If you choose to help us by completing this survey, your responses will be completely anonymous.