Molly Shannon Announced as Guest Speaker at Numbers Too Big To Ignore Luncheon

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The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is delighted to announce Comedic Actress Molly Shannon as this year’s guest speaker for its Numbers Too Big To Ignore luncheon on Wednesday, October 30, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Shannon is primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley, during her six seasons on Saturday Night Live, where she starred alongside Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Cheri Oteri, Tracy Morgan, and Jimmy Fallon, among many others. The Numbers Too Big To Ignore Luncheon is AWF’s signature fundraising event to support its mission to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls.

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Changing HERstory: All Girls Forward

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Thanks to everyone who joined our Changing HERstory: All Girls Forward webinar. Click on the image below to view the discussion. Join AWF for our Women’s History Month Webinar Changing HERstory: All Girls Forward Date: Wednesday, March 27, at Noon EST To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation presents the “Changing HERstory: All…

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Leading the Way

Leading the Way – AWF Kicks off 2024 with more milestones to celebrate. It’s the second half of our 25th year of changing the lives of women and girls in Atlanta, and we are celebrating with new board members, a new Inspire Atlanta class, staff additions, a staff promotion, and a very special anniversary – AWF CEO Kari B. Love’s 10th anniversary with AWF!

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2023: AWF Year in Review

As we enter 2024 and hit the midway point of our 25th year as the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, we want to take a moment to reflect on what your support made possible in 2023. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation plays an essential role in helping more women and girls to live safe, healthy, economically self-sufficient, and…

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The Atlanta Women’s Foundation Invests $1.1 Million in the Community

ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2023 – Living up to its mission to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls, Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is providing $1.14 million to 21 nonprofits serving women and girls in Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Gwinnett, and Fulton Counties.The funds were distributed at a check presentation event held…

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The Impact of Poverty on Women’s Mental Health

Poverty is a pervasive issue that affects millions of people in the United States — it can cast a shadow on their lives and even aspirations. Unfortunately, poverty imposes a disproportionate burden on women. By exploring the intimate connection between poverty and mental health, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) hopes to shed light on this…

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A Donor’s Guide for Charitable Impact

Nonprofit organizations and donors are the world’s champions in advancing humanitarian and social justice causes. You, our donors, fuel the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, and we are grateful for how you support our mission! As a donor, you know what it feels like to be fueled by a passion for advancing equality, and you want to…

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Atlanta Women’s Foundation ‘Inspire Atlanta’ Celebrates 2023 Grads

Record $454,000 Raised to Support Programs for Women and Girls ATLANTA, Ga. – It was a record-breaking year for empowering women. Twenty-eight women were invited to take this year’s Atlanta Women’s Foundation Inspire Atlanta challenge, with a goal of raising $10,000  each  for programs to enhance and enrich the lives of women and girls impacted…

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Inspiring Impact

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Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do. Since the inception of our Inspire Atlanta program in 2018, we have seen more than 180 women through this program. Over the course of the five-month initiative, Inspire Atlanta participants attend several required sessions and have the option to…

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The Six women who make the A-Team ROCK!

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In 1986, a group of visionary women business owners founded The Atlanta Women’s Fund as part of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In 1998, that fund had grown in importance and credibility, becoming independent as The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF). As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, the…

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