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It's #FeatureFriday and today we want to showcase the work of our 2018 Community Partner, International Rescue Committee in San Diego! Watch to learn about their Refugee Girls Academy and hear from a youth participant! ...

Marnie Klein will will be joining the SDWF Board of Directors on July 1. She agreed to share some fun facts with us during 5 Questions With Marnie!

- Who are your heroes in real life?
Rose Lillian Klein McClory is my 6 year old granddaughter and my real-life hero. She inspires me to love with abandon, play like it’s the most important job in the world, let my imagination roam as did when I was a child, and find the magic in every day. She tackles all of life’s new challenges with seriousness and focus even when she is afraid and at 6 years of age almost everything is a new challenge! Her innate joy for life is boundless. At 67 Rose is my hero and my role model for how to navigate the final third of my life.

Pete Buttigieg and Ruth Bader Ginsberg are also my heroes. Their intellect, fearlessness, tenacity and moral courage in the pursuit of social justice give me hope every day.

- What one quality do you most value in a friend?
Authenticity and openness

- Tell us one surprising fact about you:
I taught in a one room schoolhouse in the San Diego County Court and Community Schools.

- What inspires you?
Social Justice

- Why is SDWF membership meaningful to you?
To have the opportunity to learn about philanthropic needs in San Diego and work with an amazing group of like-minded women

THANK YOU for all that you do, Marnie!

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Marnie Klein will will be joining the SDWF Board of Directors on July 1. She agreed to share some fun facts with us during 5 Questions With Marnie!

- Who are your heroes in real life?
Rose Lillian Klein McClory is my 6 year old granddaughter and my real-life hero. She inspires me to love with abandon, play like it’s the most important job in the world, let my imagination roam as did when I was a child, and find the magic in every day. She tackles all of life’s new challenges with seriousness and focus even when she is afraid and at 6 years of age almost everything is a new challenge!  Her innate joy for life is boundless. At 67 Rose is my hero and my role model for how to navigate the final third of my life.

Pete Buttigieg and Ruth Bader Ginsberg are also my heroes. Their intellect, fearlessness, tenacity and moral courage in the pursuit of social justice give me hope every day.

- What one quality do you most value in a friend?
Authenticity and openness 

- Tell us one surprising fact about you: 
I taught in a one room schoolhouse in the San Diego County Court and Community Schools.

- What inspires you?
Social Justice

- Why is SDWF membership meaningful to you?
To have the opportunity to learn about philanthropic needs in San Diego and work with an amazing group of like-minded women

THANK YOU for all that you do, Marnie!

#5QuestionsWithSDWF

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Love the adorable photo! Thanks for all you do for SDWF.

Love the adorable photo! Thanks for all you do for SDWF.

Yay Marnie! You will be an brilliant addition to our Board😎💕

Nice...keep it up

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Ellen DeGeneres reminding you to live your truth and pursue your passions. Happy #Pride month!

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Ellen DeGeneres reminding you to live your truth and pursue your passions. Happy #Pride month! 

#MotivationMonday

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The San Diego Women's Foundation

THANK YOU to all who joined us to celebrate the power of women in philanthropy and honor the work of our nonprofit partners! We were proud to award $243,000 to combat human trafficking in San Diego County. ...

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Linda L. Katz Thank you, Linda, and all with the San Diego Women's Foundation for the support and that wonderful evening!

Very sorry to have missed the best SDWF event!

What a terrific cause!!

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We are continually inspired by the work of Boys to Men Mentoring Network. Your mentorship program is truly transformative! #FeatureFriday ...

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We are so grateful for your partnership and support!

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As we embark on a new funding year with our newest partners, we want to take a moment to thank them for the tremendous amount of work they do each day in our community! ...

As we embark on a new funding year with our newest partners, we want to take a moment to thank them for the tremendous amount of work they do each day in our community!

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The San Diego Women's Foundation

2003 Community Partner Alpha Project's Wheels of Change provides employment opportunities to individuals residing at their Temporary Bridge Shelter program. Read Anthony's success story below!

#FeatureFridayAnthony's Wheels of Change Success Story:

"This is my first time doing the Wheels of Change and it has been a good time. First of all, there is pride in serving our community and making just that tad bit of change, it warms my heart and we get paid to do it when it’s what we all should be doing. The extra money will come in handy to spoil my kids more when I visit them in Vegas on Memorial Day Weekend. I can use it for food, to take them to the movies and get them toys or clothes."
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2003 Community Partner Alpha Projects Wheels of Change provides employment opportunities to individuals residing at their Temporary Bridge Shelter program. Read Anthonys success story below!

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Madeline Albright, the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history, reminding us to use our voices in support of the causes we are passionate about. We hope to see you next week at our Annual Grants Celebration as we work together to combat human trafficking!

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Madeline Albright, the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history, reminding us to use our voices in support of the causes we are passionate about. We hope to see you next week at our Annual Grants Celebration as we work together to combat human trafficking!

#MotivationMonday #HumanTrafficking

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The San Diego Women's Foundation

Congratulations to Habon, who was awarded the Youth Humanitarian Award and named one of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in San Diego by the San Diego County Public Defender Youth Council!

Thank you to the International Rescue Committee in San Diego for supporting and investing in Habon and other young women through the Refugee Girls Academy.

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Congratulations to Habon, who was awarded the Youth Humanitarian Award and named one of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in San Diego by the San Diego County Public Defender Youth Council!

Thank you to the International Rescue Committee in San Diego for supporting and investing in Habon and other young women through the Refugee Girls Academy.

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Amanda Chin, who will be joining the SDWF Board of Directors on July 1, agreed to share some fun facts with us during 5 Questions With Amanda Chin!

- Tell us one surprising fact about you:
As an electrical engineer, I designed the video compression hardware for the first commercial digital television satellite system, DirecTV.

- What was the last book you read?
All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

- What neighborhood do you live in, and what’s your favorite neighborhood spot?
Carmel Valley where I enjoy yoga class and pickleball at our community recreation center. I've played pickleball with men and women from all over the world there.

- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Hiking to the top of a peak and enjoying the reward of a lovely view on a beautiful day, especially with friends to admire it with.

- Why is SDWF membership meaningful to you?
SDWF allows me to partner with community-minded women to address the San Diego area's greatest needs. The foundation has opened my eyes to the amazing organizations working in our community.

We're so excited to have you on the board, Amanda!

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Amanda Chin, who will be joining the SDWF Board of Directors on July 1, agreed to share some fun facts with us during 5 Questions With Amanda Chin!

- Tell us one surprising fact about you:
As an electrical engineer, I designed the video compression hardware for the first commercial digital television satellite system, DirecTV.

- What was the last book you read?
All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

- What neighborhood do you live in, and what’s your favorite neighborhood spot?
Carmel Valley where I enjoy yoga class and pickleball at our community recreation center. Ive played pickleball with men and women from all over the world there.

- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Hiking to the top of a peak and enjoying the reward of a lovely view on a beautiful day, especially with friends to admire it with.

- Why is SDWF membership meaningful to you?
SDWF allows me to partner with community-minded women to address the San Diego areas greatest needs. The foundation has opened my eyes to the amazing organizations working in our community.

Were so excited to have you on the board, Amanda!

#5QuestionsWithSDWF

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I really liked San Diego when I was stationed there in 1971. SDWF is lucky to have you, Amanda!

This organization is so fortunate to have you on their board (am I biased? Well, so what. It’s true)!

Congratulations to Amanda Chin and to the SDWF for having the smarts to choose her!

What an amazing woman you are.

Wow, Amanda Chin, so cool.

You are a rockstar!!!!

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This year we received numerous stellar proposals from organizations working to combat human trafficking in our community. We are excited to announce that this cycle we will be granting out more than $243,000 to Children's Legal Services of San Diego, Inc., Free to Thrive, GenerateHope, North County Lifeline and Project Concern International! ...

This year we received numerous stellar proposals from organizations working to combat human trafficking in our community. We are excited to announce that this cycle we will be granting out more than $243,000 to Childrens Legal Services of San Diego, Inc., Free to Thrive, GenerateHope, North County Lifeline and Project Concern International!

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Congratulations to all these worthy organizations. Stop human trafficking in San Diego!

You do good Katie

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Take the time to ask what you could be doing to make your community a better place. #MotivationMonday ...

Take the time to ask what you could be doing to make your community a better place. #MotivationMonday
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