RESCHEDULED DATE TBD Sylvie Jouan-Meyers: Dining for WomenNovember 11, 2016 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Dining for Women is a global giving circle that funds grassroots projects working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. Dining for Women celebrates the power of the individual to see an injustice and act to change it; to see need and act to fill it. Dining for Women’s members are deeply involved in the grantees we support and the problems we seek to address. Our education component is equally as important as our fundraising.
Although we raised more than $5 million between 2003 and 2015, our members are generally not wealthy. Our average donation is $35 – just about the amount you might spend for a weeknight dinner out.
Our collective-giving model is proving that small contributions, aggregated together, can make a huge difference. This is especially true in the most impoverished areas of the world, where some subsist on less than $1.25 a day.
Sylvie first spoke to a Rotary group in 1965, when she was a 17-year-old exchange student in the US!