Featured Dream Team Member: Melanie Stine

“…The Fund for Women and Girls’ strength is in finding those organizations that are doing this type of great work and bolstering their efforts.”

Following the motto Dream Create Sustain Inspire, the Fund for Women & Girls established the Dream Team in 2011 with the goal of encouraging individuals to each make a gift of $1,000 to create a lasting $1 million endowment to support women and girls now and into the future.

We sat down with the current chair of the Fund for Women and Girls Marketing & Events Committee, Melanie Stine, Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Automotive Association, to talk about her involvement with The Fund for Women and Girls, her sources of inspiration, and how she would like to leave an impact on women and girls in our region.

Melanie served on the Fund for Women and Girls Advisory as well as Marketing and Events Committees for two years before becoming the chair in 2019. She was introduced to the Fund for Women and Girls by Janice Black at a joint event with United Way and their Women’s Leadership Network and immediately got involved. “I really liked the idea of women coming together and benefiting the community,” says Stine, who draws her inspiration to help women in our area from her grandmother, who took over the insurance practice she was working for during WWII. “I always thought she was just the coolest lady … and in her time she couldn’t do it, but in my time I love that I can.”

In her role on the Marketing and Events Committee, the group that she leads is responsible for all of the communication and event planning that goes into some of your favorite events including the Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast, Power of the Purse, and Cocoa and Conversations. “The exciting thing about the fund is, year after year, watching it contribute more to local organizations and knowing that the impact of what we’re doing keeps growing.”

A firm believer that The Fund for Women and Girls can help women overcome obstacles they may be facing Melanie said, “women need confidence … women mentoring women either in the career world or their household lives, The Fund for Women and Girls strength is in finding those organizations that are doing this type of great work and bolstering their efforts.”

Become a Dream Team Member

$16.66 – Dream It. Charge It. Change It!

For $16.66 a month, you can give the gift of hope to women and girls in the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area. Make your pledge today of $1,000 or $16.66 per month for 5 years to become a member of the Dream Team.

To start your Dream Team pledge, please contact Jennifer Doyle, Vice President of Philanthropy & Community Investment, at jdoyle@tfec.org or 717.236.5040, or complete the Dream Team Pledge Form.