Eight Grantee Partners to Build Fundraising Leadership Skills to Expand and Sustain Visionary Work

Ashley Morse Manager, Digital Communications
November 1, 2021 News

The New York Women’s Foundation partners with visionary women and gender-expansive people to bring about gender, racial, and economic justice for women and girls in New York City. Part of this partnership involves building the leadership of the community organizations we partner with to help them expand and sustain their work. To enable long-term financial sustainability, we are excited to announce that eight of our grantee partners—Equality LabsRestore ForwardRise MagazineThe Urban WildLa ColmenaWorkers Justice ProjectFaith in New York, and Good Call—will participate in the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (PPGGNY) University, a 7-month program on the fundamentals of planned giving. 

The PPGGNY University program, in partnership with State Street Global Asset Management, prepares participants on both the technical and relationship management sides of planned giving. Taught by top industry experts, this unique program offers instruction on facilitating various funding opportunities including philanthropic estate and non-cash gifts. By participating in this program, our grantee partner leaders will be better equipped to build a pipeline and strategy for the future of their organizations to further the mission of gender, racial, and economic justice for women, gender-expansive people, and families in New York City and beyond. 

“What a great opportunity to participate in PPGGNY University! I am looking forward to expanding my expertise and network with other colleagues in Development. But more importantly I am looking forward to supporting fundraising efforts at La Colmena in Staten Island, and helping sustain their important work.” – Juanita Lara, La Colmena


Strengthening women’s leadership is a top priority for The Foundation, and we couldn’t be more excited for our grantee partners to embark on this journey to bolster their organizational fundraising capacity! We thank PPGGNY and State Street for their dedication and commitment to helping advance the gift planning profession by investing in diverse development professionals and strengthening the fundraising capacity of smaller organizations serving our communities. 

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