WINGS 25th Anniversary: Visioning our Future


Goal Exceeded as of fiscal year-end June 30, 2021



With 54% of WE members donating $94,076 by the conclusion of our 25th anniversary fundraising period, we exceeded our $125,000 goal for a total of $142,760 as of fiscal year-end June 30, 2021! A special thank you to philanthropists, Jean and Mark Miller, for their generous Tech Enablement donation, and to Ally Bank and BrightHouse, for their generous corporate donations, as well as the many supporting corporations for their contributions and matched funds. Thank you, WE members!

25th Anniversary Appeal - A Powerful Vision

Our vision is to harness the power and resources of Women Executives to support the upward mobility and financial security of selected women in Charlotte.

Through the WINGS Scholarship & Mentoring Program, Women Executives is creating pathways of opportunity for scholars beyond financial support through mentoring, professional development, technology, and access to professional and career networks and community resources.

25 years of Impact - Empowering their Future

Since 1996, our united efforts have resulted in:

Queens University 26 Graduates, 4 Current Scholars
University of North Carolina
at Charlotte
24 Graduates, 5 Current Scholars
Central Piedmont Community
College
18 Graduates, 7 Current Scholars
Johnson C. Smith University 16 Graduates, 6 Current Scholars
Johnson & Wales University 3 Graduates, 4 Current Scholars

Honoring Our Past Video Vignette

$815,000 invested and countless volunteer hours dedicated to mentoring, committees, board roles, and scholar selection, events, and connections.

Amidst COVID-19, our scholars could still SOAR due to having the technology to sustain them, thanks to our Technology Enablement Program.

The cost of adding a scholar from a 4-year institution is approximately $13,000. The cost of adding a scholar from a 2-year institution is $3,800. Since 2018, funding 25 scholars has cost $106,267 annually with revenues from dividends, investment funds, and donations realizing $85,703.

Embracing Our Present Video Vignette

In this video vignette, you will hear from scholars, graduates, and mentors past and present, about the transformative impact the WINGS Scholarship and Mentoring Program has on their daily lives, in the classroom and at home, and most important of all, in their inner strength and confidence to soar.
 
Empowering Our Future Video Vignette
In this video vignette, you will learn how the WINGS Scholarship and Mentoring Program is truly a launching pad to our scholars to realize economic mobility, higher earnings, a circle of influence, and being an example as the first to earn a degree, yet not the last, as they have witnessed their pathway leading others in their family to higher education and opportunity. 
 

Giving them WINGS! Helping Them SOAR!

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