The Fund for Women & Girls Awards
Each year at the Power of the Purse fundraiser, the Fund for Women & Girls honors local women who are philanthropists through two awards – the Rising Philanthropists Award and the Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Award. The Power of the Purse is the largest fundraising event for the Fund with the purpose of creating a deeper understanding of a woman’s ability to be philanthropic.
Rising Philanthropists Award
- Must be a woman, aged 21-35, who has worked or lived in the South Central PA counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, or the Dillsburg Area.
- Must have provided financial commitment to the Fund for Women & Girls and/or other women’s issues programs or projects within our local area.
- The nominee has impacted local organizations and has distinguished herself as a leader in the South Central PA community.
Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Award
- Must be a woman who has worked or lived in the South Central PA counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, or the Dillsburg Area.
- Must have demonstrated an interest in issues related to women’s health, education, and/or economic self-sufficiency.
- Must have provided a financial commitment to the Fund for Women & Girls and/or other women’s issues, programs, or projects within our local area.
- The nominee gives freely and unselfishly by providing her time, talent and treasure to philanthropic community activities.
- The nominee inspires others and acts as a role model.
- The nominee has a positive impact on the direction and success of women and children related to community projects, programs or individuals.
- The nominee improves the lives of others.
About Karen F. Snider
Karen Snider, long-time supporter of the Fund for Women & Girls and the inaugural recipient of this award in 2011, passed away in 2017. Karen embodied the criteria of this award – she dedicated her life to improving the lives of others, gave freely and selflessly of her time and resources, and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She is greatly missed by the Fund, the community-at-large, and by those who knew her. Our community was a better place because of her.