By Margot Franssen
Friday, September 25, 2009
Margot Franssen, founder of The Body Shop Canada, says women are often squeezed into lives that are too small and her philanthropy rebels against that.
By WeNews Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Women's eNews has launched a year-long series of essays from philanthropists who have made major gifts to benefit women. This series is supported by Helen LaKelly Hunt and The Sister Fund.
(WOMENSENEWS)--Philanthropy is taking on a feminine influence.
In recent years, wealth has increasingly shifted into the hands of women, and in the United States, 51 percent of all assets are currently held by women. In turn, they are beginning to supporting institutions that benefit women and tackle the issues that affect them.
Among these benefactors is Helen LaKelly Hunt, founder of The Sister Fund. Hunt says she has been inspired by the transformative powers of donating money and joined with Women's eNews to sponsor a series of essays from female philanthropists who have given at least $1 million to help other women.
Their personal stories provide others with the inspiration to join in and make donations of any amount to discover the link between giving and receiving. The essays reveal the transformations these gifts enable and how both individuals and women collectively can move forward and improve their lives. And, many hope, the fate of the world.