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
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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.

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Congratulations to Benita Zahn on her next professional adventure, following a celebrated career at WNYT Channel 13. We ...
05/09/2021

Congratulations to Benita Zahn on her next professional adventure, following a celebrated career at WNYT Channel 13. We greatly appreciate your long-time support of Women's Fund and WERC, and wish you all the best on this new path!

To all the Moms!
05/09/2021

To all the Moms!

To all the Moms!

05/07/2021
Do you have time to volunteer once a month? WERC has many committees that meet monthly (and virtually!) and are always l...
05/06/2021
Volunteer Opportunities - Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) - Albany, NY

Do you have time to volunteer once a month? WERC has many committees that meet monthly (and virtually!) and are always looking for new members who want to help Capital Region women:
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.

Pivoting to help women of the Capital Region!
05/04/2021
Repeat Business Systems Donates Computers for WERC’s Computer Loaner Program - Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) - Albany, NY

Pivoting to help women of the Capital Region!

Repeat Business Systems Donates Computers for WERC’s Computer Loaner Program - Identifying an urgent need, WERC has launched a Computer Loaner Program for qualified WERC students. This has been done with the help of long-time WERC supporter and friend, Dawn Abbuhl, co-founder and President of Repe...

On this day in history: on April 28, 1993 the first “Take Our Daughters to Work” Day was held, sponsored by the Ms. Foun...
04/28/2021

On this day in history: on April 28, 1993 the first “Take Our Daughters to Work” Day was held, sponsored by the Ms. Foundation. In 2003 it was broadened to become “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day.

Of course during the pandemic, it's been 'take your child to work' every day, for many women! Here's to all the women making it work. ❤️

On this day in history: on April 28, 1993 the first “Take Our Daughters to Work” Day was held, sponsored by the Ms. Foundation. In 2003 it was broadened to become “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Day.

Of course during the pandemic, it's been 'take your child to work' every day, for many women! Here's to all the women making it work. ❤️

04/28/2021
Celebrating in history: Arlene Pieper Stine passed away over the weekend; she was the U.S. first woman to complete a mar...
04/27/2021
Pikes Peak Marathon legend Arlene Pieper Stine, the first woman to run a sanctioned marathon, has died

Celebrating in history: Arlene Pieper Stine passed away over the weekend; she was the U.S. first woman to complete a marathon (in 1959), and went on to encourage others to attempt the same feat.
https://coloradosun.com/2021/03/29/arlene-pieper-stine-obituary-pikes-peak-marathon/

One of Colorado mountain running’s most beloved heroes used to climb up the ladder next to the sign draped across the town of Manitou Springs’s main drag — “Welcome, Pikes Peak Runners” — so that she could send off the hundreds of runners who had packed the narrow street to head off for ...

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers for Women's Fund, and all WERC programs!!
04/24/2021

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers for Women's Fund, and all WERC programs!!

On this day in history: on April 22, 1901 Vera Maxwell was born. She went on to become a clothing designer whose sportsw...
04/23/2021
Vera Maxwell | Tennis ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

On this day in history: on April 22, 1901 Vera Maxwell was born. She went on to become a clothing designer whose sportswear became popular because it was practical, allowing women to move. Her designs were recognized twice with exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution.
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/159073

With a dream of being a dancer, Vera Maxwell arrived in the fashion world through the back door. Working first as a showroom model, she then became interested in the actual construction of the clothes. Not always agreeing with what was being offered, she began to make as well as mix and match her ow...

04/22/2021
Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan!)
04/21/2021

Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan!)

Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan!)

04/20/2021
Did you know: We've seen increased need for our Emergency Funds during the pandemic. By providing SUNY Schenectady and H...
04/19/2021

Did you know: We've seen increased need for our Emergency Funds during the pandemic. By providing SUNY Schenectady and Hudson Valley Community College women with funds to stay in their apartment, purchase a textbook or pay an overdue utility bill, we are enabling them to stay in school and finish their degree. #WFInspire

Did you know: We've seen increased need for our Emergency Funds during the pandemic. By providing SUNY Schenectady and Hudson Valley Community College women with funds to stay in their apartment, purchase a textbook or pay an overdue utility bill, we are enabling them to stay in school and finish their degree. #WFInspire

04/18/2021
An easy way to help the women served by WERC:
04/17/2021

An easy way to help the women served by WERC:

You can generate donations for #CDWERC while shopping for everyday products on #AmazonSmile. Just look at the impact you've already made as of March 2021. #ConstellationBuilders

Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1818967 and Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price.

04/16/2021
04/15/2021
Did you know? Thanks to your support of the 2021 Trailblazers event last month, Women's Fund can fund 6 full-time and 4 ...
04/14/2021

Did you know? Thanks to your support of the 2021 Trailblazers event last month, Women's Fund can fund 6 full-time and 4 part-time scholarships for women at Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Schenectady. On behalf of the women you've helped...

Did you know? Thanks to your support of the 2021 Trailblazers event last month, Women's Fund can fund 6 full-time and 4 part-time scholarships for women at Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Schenectady. On behalf of the women you've helped...

Do you have time once a month, to help women of the Capital Region thrive? Join a WERC committee! From Women's Fund Prog...
04/12/2021
Volunteer Opportunities - Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) - Albany, NY

Do you have time once a month, to help women of the Capital Region thrive? Join a WERC committee! From Women's Fund Program Committee to Marketing and Events, we have lots of ways to get involved:
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.

04/11/2021
On this day in history: on April 10, 1880 Frances Perkins was born. She went on to become the first woman named to a U.S...
04/10/2021
Frances Perkins Center | Her Life: The Woman Behind the New Deal

On this day in history: on April 10, 1880 Frances Perkins was born. She went on to become the first woman named to a U.S. presidential cabinet, serving as Secretary of Labor. In that role, she was a key contributor to the Social Security Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
https://francesperkinscenter.org/life-new/

Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the principal architect of the New Deal, credited with formulating policies to shore up the national economy following the nation’s most serious economic crisis and helping to create the modern mid...

In case it wasn't already obvious...😄
04/09/2021

In case it wasn't already obvious...😄

In case it wasn't already obvious...😄

Thank you to #Alaant for highlighting our favorite Executive Director, Elizabeth Miller Guthier, and for your longstandi...
04/08/2021
Alaant Spotlight: Elizabeth Miller Guthier, Executive Director, Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) - Alaant Workforce Solutions

Thank you to #Alaant for highlighting our favorite Executive Director, Elizabeth Miller Guthier, and for your longstanding support of #CDWERC!

https://www.alaant.com/blog-news/alaant-spotlight-elizabeth-miller-guthier-executive-director-capital-district-women-s-employment-resource-center-werc?fbclid=IwAR0KwuTbodKBXLtMVrJ2fL8uHZIFuhmqS5qDS0ydXV5yeqYA3deTfYbEFxA

Get to know Elizabeth Miller Guthier, Executive Director, Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC) with our latest Alaant Spotlight.

04/06/2021
A thank you letter from one of our past scholarship winners, Betsy Feiden... making dreams come true never gets old!! Th...
04/05/2021

A thank you letter from one of our past scholarship winners, Betsy Feiden... making dreams come true never gets old!! Thank you for your continuing support to make it possible!

https://www.womensfundcr.org/images/announcements/2020/Feiden-Betsy-TY-Letter-Oct-2020-rev1.pdf

A thank you letter from one of our past scholarship winners, Betsy Feiden... making dreams come true never gets old!! Thank you for your continuing support to make it possible!

https://www.womensfundcr.org/images/announcements/2020/Feiden-Betsy-TY-Letter-Oct-2020-rev1.pdf

04/04/2021
Want to help Capital Region women... and join a fantastic non-profit? 🙂
04/02/2021

Want to help Capital Region women... and join a fantastic non-profit? 🙂

#CDWERC is #HIRING a #Recruitment & Resource Specialist. If you are looking for a part-time role and are passionate about helping to advance women's success in the #workplace apply now! 👇
https://www.cdwerc.org/about-us/Employment-Opportunities-at-WERC-94-pg.htm
#AlbanyJobs #NowHiring #CoronavirusHiring 💼

04/01/2021
03/31/2021
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but o...
03/30/2021

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady, USA

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady, USA

Did you know? In the coming school year the Women's Fund will provide six full-time and four part-time scholarships to w...
03/29/2021
Women's Fund Scholarship Recipients with Dori Marlin - Nov. 2013

Did you know? In the coming school year the Women's Fund will provide six full-time and four part-time scholarships to women at SUNY Schenectady and Hudson Valley Community College. Plus, emergency funds will be provided to help women stay in school, and job seeking support will be provided by WERC's expert trainers. THANK YOU for helping us making Capital Region women's dreams possible!

https://youtu.be/MWFCLY-m3LY

Since 2006, the Women's Fund of the Capital Region has raised and given out over $288,000 in grants, scholarships and emergency funds- all with a focus on im...

03/28/2021

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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."