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Women's Philanthropy Network - Committees

Are you interested in serving on one of the WPN’s internal committees?  These committees play a significant role in the vitality and effectiveness of the WPN!

Grants Committee
This committee is responsible for the design and implementation of the WPN’s grant making process. It determines eligibility criteria, the grant cycle and grant evaluation criteria.  This committee presents grant options to the Membership at the Annual Meeting. Once a grant has been approved by a majority of the Membership present and voting at the Annual Meeting, the Chair will make a formal recommendation to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana for approval of the grant.

Guidance Committee
The Women’s Philanthropy Network is governed by its Guidance Committee, a group of no more than 21 members. The Guidance Committee is responsible for The Women’s Philanthropy Network management and operations. Any member of The Women’s Philanthropy Network is eligible to serve on The Guidance Committee.

Membership Committee
This committee is responsible for the recruitment and retention of members. 

Nominating Committee
This committee is responsible for developing an annual slate of officers and members of The Guidance Committee. In addition, it recommends candidates to the Executive Committee for vacancies occurring in the Guidance Committee during the current year.

Programs Committee
This committee is responsible for planning and hosting educational events for all members of The Women’s Philanthropy Network in order to expand awareness about community issues and grant making opportunities.

Public Relations Committee
This committee is responsible for external communication, such as media relations and the creation of promotional materials.  It promotes WPN programs and processes and support public relations activity.

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Success Story

“We wanted to teach philanthropy to our children while doing good in the community at the same time,” said Frank Moore.
With over 40 years dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Louisiana, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has invested $11.4 million in North Louisiana.
Merrill Lynch Employee Philanthropic Fund
The Foundation staff assisted in creating a process that allows Merrill Lynch employees to leverage their time and contributions.
Maggie Lee for Good Fund
The inspiring kindness she showed in her life ensured that even in death, Maggie Lee would make the world a better place.
Sayres Family
Gerald and Debbie Sayres had one simple reason to start a donor advised fund at The Community Foundation, “We want the community to be the best that it possibly can be.”
Red River Radio Station
The Community Foundation, and several other funds held at the foundation, are proud to support red river radio and are pleased to see their new home thriving in our community.
The Clista A. Calhoun Center
The Clista Andrews Calhoun Center Foundation Fund was established and is the first fund at The Foundation to support DeSoto Parish.
The story of a French immigrant who transformed the Shreveport community through his business endeavors and generosity which paved the way for what we know to be the Community Foundation today.
The story of a true matriarch of the Shreveport community who's charitable nature is still being felt today in the form of her donation to the community foundation.