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I believe strongly that we have a responsibility to help support non-profits in our community, and we encourage our representatives to do so as well. I currently serve on the boards of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and InMotion. Last year we donated approximately $150,000 to non-profits that focus on women, children, education, health and the arts.

We work with charities in various ways to help raise awareness for their mission and funds for their projects. These include gift certificates for silent auctions, private trunk shows where up to 20% of the proceeds are donated to the non-profit, fashion shows and other events. The following list are some of the non-profits we have worked with to raise funds and we would like to tell you more about them.

If you know of a non-profit in your area that would like to work with us, or if you would like to know more about any of these non-profits or when we will have an event, please click on response form and individual sites below.

Arts/Education

Name
Description
Website
Allendale School The Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence and innovation in the care, education, treatment and advocacy for troubled children, youth and their families. www.allendale4kids.org/
Annapolis Symphony The mission of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is to produce and present memorable symphonic music that increases the awareness, enjoyment, and appreciation of music for audiences of all ages throughout the region. www.annapolissymphony.org
Aspen Music Festival The Aspen Music Festival and School is the country’s premier orchestral and operatic summer music festival, offering a combination of intensive one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience. Coming to Aspen, each student steps into an extraordinary music world of unparalleled depth and breadth. It encompasses six hundred students, five orchestras, opera, dozens of chamber music concerts, master classes, lectures, and more. http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. www.bsomusic.org
Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Since its founding, the Festival’s purpose has been to stimulate and foster public interest and appreciation of the performing arts, especially music; to serve the State of Colorado and the Vail Valley community through the presentation and sponsorship of musical concerts, activities, and events of the highest international standards; to promote and assist the economic base of the Vail Valley through presentation of such concerts; and to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike to the Valley. http://vailmusicfestival.org/
Center for the Arts, Crested Butte The Arts Alliance, a dynamic coalition of nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations, promotes and advances the arts to enrich, educate and enhance the quality of life in the Upper East River Valley. http://crestedbuttearts.org/
Glimmerglass Opera Glimmerglass Opera is a professional non-profit summer opera company dedicated to producing new productions each season. The company’s mission is to produce new, little-known and familiar operas and works of music theater in innovative productions which capitalize on the intimacy and natural setting of the Alice Busch Opera Theater; to promote an artistically-challenging work environment for young American performers; and to engage important directors, designers and conductors who provide high standards of achievement. www.glimmerglass.org
Hill-Stead Museum Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark, serves diverse audiences in Connecticut and beyond as a welcoming place for learning, reflection and enjoyment. The museum develops, preserves, documents, displays and interprets its exceptional Impressionist paintings, 1901 historic house, collections and 152-acre landscape for the benefit of present and future generations. www.hillstead.org/
Journey Through Hallowed Ground JTHG is a non profit partnership dedicated to raising awareness of America’s heritage from Gettysburg to Monticello. www.hallowedground.org
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation In recognition of the interdependence of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Northern New Mexico communities, the LANL Foundation exists to enhance the vitality of the region by investing in education, learning, and community development. www.lanlfoundation.org
Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony The Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony plans social events, fundraisers, and special activities that build classical music awareness, engage community, and attract new audiences. League volunteers serve as Symphony ambassadors and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Symphony www.sanfranciscosymphony.org
Marymount Manhattan College Marymount Manhattan College is an urban, independent, liberal arts college. The mission of the College is to educate a socially and economically diverse student body by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth and by providing opportunities for career development. http://www.mmm.edu/
Memphis Symphony Orchestra The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to meaningful musical experiences is the heart of its past, present, and future. The MSO is an integral part of the cultural, educational, and economic life of the Bluff City and has been since 1952. www.memphissymphony.org
Nooristan Foundation The Nooristan Foundation is a volunteer non-profit organization providing humanitarian, medical and educational support for rural areas of Afghanistan. The foundation’s projects include livelihood assistance and literacy for 90 families in a refugee camp outside Kabul, training of 80 midwives in Takhar province and establishing a village school in Nooristan. www.nooristanfoundation.org
Providence Ballet Providence Ballet Inc. prides itself in giving all students the best training possible, whether their goal is recreational or for a future in the performing arts. www.providenceballet.org
Richmond Ballet Richmond Ballet’s mission is to awaken and uplift the human spirit, both for audiences and artists. It is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and continuing evolution of the art form of ballet, according to specific aesthetic and institutional values established by the vision of the artistic director and supported by the board of trustees. Richmond Ballet strives to keep meaningful works of dance alive and to produce and foster new works that remain true to these values. www.richmondballet.com/
Roundup River Ranch Roundup River Ranch is a medically supported camp for kids with chronic and life-threatening illnesses – the place where they can truly feel incredible, no matter what illness they’re battling. We put the focus on their fun, not their conditions. And most importantly, we give kids an experience that encourages their lives, allowing them to simply enjoy the fun, games, and joys of childhood – for free. http://www.roundupriverranch.org
San Francisco Opera Guild San Francisco Opera Guild gives voice to potential through education and outreach programs that bring opera center stage into the life of the community. http://sfopera.com/Opera-Guild.aspx
St. Edward’s School Saint Edward’s School, founded upon the independent Episcopal school tradition, is a co-educational, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, college preparatory school committed to educational excellence. To empower each child to reach his or her full potential, the School community promotes an environment of advocacy, challenges the whole student, cultivates moral courage and spiritual growth, and inspires a lifelong passion for learning. www.steds.org/default.aspx
Strathmore Hall Strathmore provides affordable, accessible, multi-disciplinary arts programming in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Music Center at Strathmore, and on its scenic 11-acre site. www.strathmore.org/
Sunbeam Sunbeam, A Shop for Children, is a specialty store located on Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights, sells unique, high-quality children’s apparel, accessories and toys. Since the shop opened in 1920, all proceeds from sales have gone directly to support VGS. www.vgsjob.org/sunbeam.asp

Environment

Name
Description
Website
Friends of Acadia National Park Friends of Acadia preserves, protects, and promotes stewardship of the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and distinctive cultural resources of Acadia National Park and surrounding communities for the inspiration and enjoyment of current and future generations. www.friendsofacadia.org
Marin County Community Fund The Marin Community Foundation was founded with one simple aspiration: to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful, effective philanthropy. Our mission is to encourage and apply philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition, embrace diversity, promote a humane and democratic society, and enhance the community’s quality of life, now and for future generations. www.marincf.org
San Francisco Garden Club The San Francisco Garden Club was founded in 1926 by a group of civic minded people who wanted to make the city more beautiful. The restoration of the unique Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park may be its most recognizable accomplishment but many students at both the University of California at Berkeley and the City College of San Francisco have benefited from prizes and scholarships awarded for excellence in landscape design and horticulture. www.sanfranciscogardenclub.org
The Newport Flower Show Proceeds from The Newport Flower Show are dedicated to the ongoing restoration and maintenance of The Preservation Society of Newport County’s 88 acres of gardens and landscapes. www.newportmansions.org/page4702.cfm

Health

Name
Description
Website
American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." www.americanheart.org
American Heart Association of San Francisco and San Jose The mission of the American Heart Association of San Francisco and San Jose is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. http://www.heart.org/
American Red Cross Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. http://www.redcross.org/
American Red Cross Tiffany Circle The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists. By investing $10,000 annually in their local American Red Cross chapters, these women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services. http://www.redcross.org/
Aspen Hope Center Aspen Valley Medical Foundation provides financial resources and philanthropic leadership to meet rising health and human needs in the Roaring Fork Valley. http://avmfaspen.org/
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Since its start in 1855 as the nation’s first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Over 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community, reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care. www.chop.edu/
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund The mission of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. www.ocrf.org
STOP CANCER STOP CANCER is committed to funding the most promising and innovative scientists in their early research of all forms of cancer prevention, treatment, cures and subsequent clinical applications. STOP CANCER works with National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and other hospitals in the United States to carry out its mission. www.stopcancer.net
The Chris Klug Foundation The Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting lifesaving organ and tissue donation and improving the quality of life for those touched by the foundation. chrisklugfoundation.org
UCSF Partners in Care UCSF Partners in Care is a volunteer organization in San Francisco that raises money to support grant requests which provide greater comfort and wellness to patients of all ages and their families while undergoing treatment at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. UCSF Medical Center is internationally recognized in its’ mission of caring, healing, teaching, and discovery. http://www.ucsfpartnersincare.org/

Other

Name
Description
Website
Animal Medical Center The Animal Medical Center of New York offers a wide range of specialized veterinary services and state-of-the-art health care programs designed specifically for dogs, cats and exotic pets. http://www.amcny.org/
New York County Lawyers Association At the time of its founding, the only existing bar association in Manhattan precluded some lawyers from membership by virtue of ethnicity, religion, gender and race. http://www.nycla.org/

Supporting Women

Name
Description
Website
CREW Foundation CREW Foundation was incorporated in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of Commercial Real Estate Women Network and dedicates its resources towards building opportunities for women and girls in commercial real estate. www.CREWnetwork.org
Crittenton Women’s Union Crittenton Women’s Union transforms low-income women’s lives through innovative social service programs, applied research, and effective advocacy so they and their families can attain economic independence. Each year we help more than 1,400 individuals by partnering with the families we serve to achieve stellar outcomes in the areas of increased education, earnings, and assets. CWU also convenes learning networks to drive breakthrough development of effective new pathways to economic independence, leading even more low-income families to upward mobility. www.liveworkthrive.org
Garden Club of America The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement. www.gcamerica.org/
Girl Scout Council of Greater NY New York City’s largest girls-only youth and leadership development program where girls learn to lead with courage, confidence and character to make their communities and the world a better place. www.girlscoutsnyc.com
Girls Inc Girls Inc. is the champion for all girls and young women that for over 40 years has provided effective life skills and enrichment programs to empower girls daily to take charge of their lives. They provide learning and development opportunities designed around personal effectiveness, academics, and career planning so that girls are inspired to be strong, smart and bold and lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives. www.girlsinc.org
Girls, Inc. Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas inspires all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. The vision of Girls Inc. is to enable girls, ages 6-18, who are from families with limited financial resources, to become strong, smart and bold, and graduate from high school equipped for success with personal effectiveness, academic, and career planning competencies. www.girlsincdallas.org
Hadassah of Philadelphia Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women’s and largest Jewish volunteer and membership organization with 300,000 members nationally, 10,000 of which reside in the Greater Philadelphia Area. www.philly.hadassah.org/site/pp.asp?c=dfIOK0OBJqG&b=1758083
InMotion InMotion offers hope to low-income women who need free legal services in matrimonial, family and immigration law. Our volunteer lawyers are on the front lines working to protect women and their children—preventing tragedies and changing lives. www.inmotiononline.org
International Museum of Women The International Museum of Women is a groundbreaking social change museum that inspires global action, connects people across borders and transforms hearts and minds by amplifying the voices of women worldwide through global online exhibitions, history, the arts and cultural programs that educate, create dialogue and build community. www.imow.org
International Women’s Forum IWF is a world-class leadership association of global importance providing access, information, leadership exchange and development for women on issues of international concern. www.iwforum.org/
Loudoun County Abused Women’s Shelter LAWS (the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter) opened in March 1985 to provide temporary emergency shelter, food and emotional support to women and their children who were escaping domestic violence and abuse. www.lcsj.org/
New York Women’s Bar Association The New York Women’s Bar Association is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the status of women in society, educating women lawyers and assisting them in professional development and advancement, and promoting the fair and equal administration of justice. http://www.nywba.org/
Pro Mujer Pro Mujer provides Latin America’s poorest women with the means to build livelihoods for themselves and futures for their families through microfinance, business training, and healthcare support. www.promujer.org/
Professional Business Women of California The Professional Business Women of California is all about more than 25,000 women coming together to share their strength, wisdom and influence with each other—and the world. It’s about tools, resources, training and inspiration. Polishing and refining your business skills and talents. Perfecting your leadership techniques. Overcoming obstacles. Creating powerful spheres of influence. And passing your knowledge on to future generations. www.pbwc.org
The Committee of 200 The C200 Foundation provides women with tools they need to become successful entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Together with its contributors and corporate partners, C200 equips the next generation of women with scholarships, education, and mentoring that will foster their rise to the top. www.c200.org/
The Shelter for Abused Women & Children The Shelter’s mission is to help adult and child victims and survivors of domestic violence through safety, intervention, and support; to educate the public about domestic violence; and to advocate for social change against domestic violence. www.naplesshelter.org
Women President’s Organization The Women President’s Organization works to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs and promotes the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries. www.womenpresidentsorg.com/
Women’s Initiative for Self Employment Women’s Initiative for Self Employment is a Bay Area non-profit which provides high-potential, lower-income women the training, resources and on-going support to start and grow their business. The business management training, technical assistance, and financial services we provide — in English and Spanish — improve the quality of life for the women we serve, their families and our communities. www.womensinitiative.org
Women’s World Banking The WWB Network Mission is: To expand the economic assets, participation, and power of poor women as entrepreneurs and economic agents by opening their access to finance, knowledge and markets. www.swwb.org
YWCA Central Alabama The YWCA Central Alabama’s vision is to create a more caring community. The YW plays a leadership and collaborative role as it works to achieve positive changes in the lives of individuals and in the community. www.ywcabham.org


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