Our Values

Power of Philanthropy

We believe with hope and optimism that the lives of women and their families can be improved by our support.


We express our allegiance to equality through our open membership policy, equal financial contribution by members, and equal opportunity to participate in circle programs, grant making decisions, and leadership positions.


Through our interactions with grantees and community leaders, we broaden our understanding of key challenges and promising practices, become more empathetic, and are better able to make informed decisions in our philanthropy.


We believe that the personal connections we form with women in the Circle and with our grantees inspire us and support long lasting relationships as we work together to strengthen our community.


We believe the various ways we collaborate - with each other, with our grantees, and with the larger philanthropic community - expand our knowledge and provide us greater opportunities to improve outcomes for women and their families.