The Women’s Bond Club Charitable Giving Program is dedicated to improving the lives of women in the New York metropolitan area by contributing to the development of their financial knowledge, skills, education and access. In addition to our scholarship program, the Women’s Bond Club has chosen to support the following charitable organizations:
The mission of Dress for Success is to advance low-income women’s economic and social development and to encourage self-sufficiency through career development and employment retention. Dress for Success responds to the needs of our communities by providing programs that help economically disadvantaged women acquire jobs, retain their new positions and succeed in the mainstream workplace.
One of the primary recipients of our charitable giving is Dress for Success. The Women’s Bond Club awarded a $50,000 three-year grant beginning in 2005. Members of the Women’s Bond Club also proudly support the Dress for Success charity by holding an annual suit drive at one of our events.
You can learn more about Dress for Success and how to donate your gently used suits at their Web site, www.dressforsuccess.org.
The WBC formed a partnership in 2008 with the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women, a NYC public high school whose mission is to provide a high-quality college preparatory education to young women of diverse backgrounds in a nurturing environment.
The partnership includes a $60,000 three-year grant to fund two college bounds programs. One program sponsors college tours so students can visit college campuses for a first hand view of college life and the other is College Summit, a program dedicated to supporting the college application process. We also provided a one-time grant in 2009 to partially fund the Princeton Review SAT prep class for seniors.
In addition to monetary awards, the WBC’s Community Outreach Committee maintains close ties with UASBYW through several other programs including career panels, working with students in college essay editing workshops, and sponsors a shower for college bound seniors, providing some essential supplies.
Visit the website: http://www.uasbyw.org/