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Local fund engages women in giving to the community

Based on a women's "giving circle" in Seattle, community volunteer Mary Lou Babb and Claire Tate, executive director of Partners in Out-of-School Time, approached Foundation For The Carolinas in 2003 about creating a donor-advised fund for women...

... The fund topped [its] goal, attracting 158 donors its first year and making two grants -- $100,000 for Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center and $58,000 for Gang of One, a resource network created by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to serve young people who feel pressured to join gangs or need help to quit gangs...

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