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The Fund for Women and Girls Launches Women Warriors to Honor COVID-19 Leaders

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Guiding Circle of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls is seeking nominations for a new Women Warriors initiative.

This recognition campaign will feature brave, courageous women who are stepping up to lead crisis relief and response efforts in the Mahoning Valley during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Each week, the Fund’s Guiding Circle will select one woman from the submitted nominations to spotlight on the Foundation’s website, social media and email channels.

“We know there are so many women out there doing great things for their fellow Valley residents,” said Samie Winick, chair of the Fund for Women and Girls’ Guiding Circle. “We hope this campaign will help shine a light on their good deeds and help the community thank them for stepping up during these trying times.”

For the past two years, the Fund for Women and Girls has held a microfunding event in the fall. With the uncertainty of hosting gatherings, the Guiding Circle wanted a way to promote the same sense of community that the microfunding event typically does, and they saw the celebration of local women during this health crisis as a way to accomplish that.

Community members are encouraged to use the simple nomination form to share stories of the women they see doing great things locally. The form, along with additional details, can be found here.

The nominee’s efforts must be focused in the Mahoning Valley (Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana County), and those completing a form are asked to verify the nominee’s willingness to be featured before submission.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is a leader and advocate for strategic philanthropy, partnering with donors to anchor a permanent and growing endowment and making investments in the Mahoning Valley that improve the quality of life for all residents. The Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.

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