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March/April 2019

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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52 | March /April 2019 G I V I N G MAKING A DIFFERENCE The Women's Giving Circle of Cumberland County BY CRISSY NEVILLE I t's no accident that the charity-minded Women's Giving Circle of Cumberland County is not a league or a club. It is not a society or a board. e decade-old philanthropic group is a circle. And like a circle, its members are continuous in their giving and contributing to those most in need in our community. Like a circle, they join together to create a bond of empowerment and volunteerism. And fortunately for us in the greater Fayetteville area, both the shape and the nonprofit are seemingly without end. What is the Women's Giving Circle? By definition, it is a diverse group of local women who pool their financial resources to help fund vital programs that impact the lives of needy women and children. By demographics, these women are your neighbors, your mothers, your sisters and your friends. ey span several generations and represent different walks of life. But most importantly, they are simply local women who saw a need and stepped up to address it. Created in 2008 with 14 founding members, the giving circle has grown today to a body of 125 members, with membership open to all women in Cumberland County. e circle is under the auspices of the Cumberland Community Foundation, its founder and host agency. Libby Daniel, president of the community foundation's board, explained how the circle got its start.

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