Women's Fund of the Capital Region

Women's Fund of the Capital Region "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

Formed in February 2006, the Women's Fund of the Capital Region is a program of the Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC). Women's Fund programs serve women in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie counties. The Women’s Fund provides resources and support to financially-insecure and nontraditional female students in the Greater Capital Region. We do this by awarding scholarships and emergency funds, and partnering with local organizations.

Operating as usual

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Dawn Staley this week negotiated a $22.4 million contract as coach of the University of South Carolina women's basketbal...
10/22/2021
South Carolina Inks Elite Contract with Dawn Staley - ABC Columbia

Dawn Staley this week negotiated a $22.4 million contract as coach of the University of South Carolina women's basketball team. But negotiations weren't just about her, according to the ABC story (link below): “Contract negotiations are challenging, but this one was especially important as I knew it could be a benchmark, an example for other universities to invest in their women’s basketball programs, too," she said. "Our game continues to grow and the time is ripe to make a big step forward, but only if universities foster that growth by committing resources that are equitable to those given to their men’s programs."
https://www.abccolumbia.com/2021/10/15/south-carolina-inks-elite-contract-with-dawn-staley/

The seven-year, $22.1 million contract makes Staley the highest paid African-American head coach in her sport and one of the highest paid women's basketball coaches in the country.

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Want to help women of the Capital Region... from the comfort of your home? Today WERC's volunteer committees (including ...
10/14/2021
Volunteer Opportunities - Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) - Albany, NY

Want to help women of the Capital Region... from the comfort of your home? Today WERC's volunteer committees (including the Women's Fund Program Committee) continue to meet primarily via Zoom. To learn more, reach out:
https://www.cdwerc.org/get-involved/Volunteer-Opportunities-77-pg.htm

The objectives of the Board of Directors and our generous volunteers, in support of WERC’s staff, drive the mission of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC). Each of us helps a woman enter, re-enter, or more meaningfully engage in the workforce.

Did you know? With two recent hires, today the majority of editors running the top 20 newsrooms in the U.S. are women an...
10/11/2021

Did you know? With two recent hires, today the majority of editors running the top 20 newsrooms in the U.S. are women and people of color, according to Ms. Magazine.

Did you know? With two recent hires, today the majority of editors running the top 20 newsrooms in the U.S. are women and people of color, according to Ms. Magazine.

10/09/2021
Thank you to everyone who supported this week's WERC October Annual Celebration, "Building Resilience in Times of Change...
10/07/2021

Thank you to everyone who supported this week's WERC October Annual Celebration, "Building Resilience in Times of Change," which will help us support women of the Capital Region to get their college degree and find jobs. You rock!

Thank you to everyone who supported this week's WERC October Annual Celebration, "Building Resilience in Times of Change," which will help us support women of the Capital Region to get their college degree and find jobs. You rock!

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Want to volunteer your time to help Capital Region women find employment to support themselves and their families? All f...
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Volunteer Opportunities - Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) - Albany, NY

Want to volunteer your time to help Capital Region women find employment to support themselves and their families? All from the comfort of your home? Join a WERC committee! Check out details of the Women's Fund Program Committee (which meets monthly via Zoom) and more options on our website:
https://www.cdwerc.org/get-involved/Volunteer-Opportunities-77-pg.htm

The objectives of the Board of Directors and our generous volunteers, in support of WERC’s staff, drive the mission of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC). Each of us helps a woman enter, re-enter, or more meaningfully engage in the workforce.

Women are leading at the Tokyo Paralympics! One example: Jessica Long, who just won her 25th medal in swimming:https://w...
08/30/2021
Tokyo Paralympics: Baltimore’s Jessica Long wins fourth straight gold in 200M individual medley, her 25th Paralympic medal

Women are leading at the Tokyo Paralympics! One example: Jessica Long, who just won her 25th medal in swimming:
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olympics/bs-sp-jessica-long-paralympics-gold-medal-20210828-muemsvouwracpczxc53tdom3ka-story.html

Baltimore native Jessica Long won her fourth straight gold medal in the women’s SM8 200-meter individual medley at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday.

For Haiti, Afghanistan, the world...
08/20/2021

For Haiti, Afghanistan, the world...

For Haiti, Afghanistan, the world...

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This training is free for those who qualify! Please reach out and let them know you were referred by WERC. For additiona...
08/08/2021

This training is free for those who qualify! Please reach out and let them know you were referred by WERC. For additional information call our WERC office at (518) 238-3845.

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Address

175 Central Avenue, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY
12206

Telephone

+15182428249

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Celebrating more than 14 years of women helping women, we are proud of our accomplishments:

◾More than 250 women have pledged at least $500 to support women in our community; and more than 100 additional women have provided financial, volunteer and in-kind support services.

◾The Fund has awarded more than $502,000 in scholarships, mentorship programs, emergency funds and grants:
-$168,500 grants to 19 organizations
-Since 2010, $320,000 in scholarships to 68 women attending Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and Schenectady County Community College (SCCC)
-$14,200 in funding for an Emergency Fund at SCCC that is available to assist non-traditional female students who are experiencing unusual or severe financial strain due to a sudden unforeseen crisis outside of their control
-$2,500 to HVCC for a mentoring initiative

◾The Women’s Fund is the single largest scholarship donor at HVCC and SCCC.

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So excited that my two favorite charities are merging!!
Does your group hold meetings? If so, when and where?
I've belonged to and supported this group almost from its beginning. Since 2007, the Women's Fund of the Capital Region has raised and awarded over $459,000 in grants, scholarships and emergency funds to support financially-insecure and nontraditional female students in the Greater Capital Region of New York State. As Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."