2013 is SUCH a great year to be a Girlfriend!
The New Year always brings with it a renewed sense of enthusiasm for life and an appreciation for all we have to be thankful for. The hard part is hanging onto these motivating emotions as the New Year gradually transitions into, simply, the Current Year. Fortunately for us, the women of GFF have a tenacious ability to hang onto their enthusiasm for all that is possible in life when we join together. And it truly looks like 2013 is going to be such a great year to be a Girlfriend. Can you believe that we are now heading into our eighth year of helping other women improve their lives? It has been quite a ride, building this homegrown organization from the ground up, but we're still having a fabulous time doing it and we're darn proud of all we've accomplished along the way.
2013 will be a pivotal year for GFF. We're growing up and we want to insure that our organization has a solid foundation for expansion and longevity throughout the coming years. In order to do this our Board realizes it's time to strengthen and expand our leadership base. Last year we successfully added a new Advisory Council which has turned out to be an amazing source of solid advice, ideas and support. This year we are thrilled to announce that Board Member Gayle Moore has accepted the role of President of the Board, joining me in leading this very awesome organization. Am I personally going anywhere? Absolutely not. I will be retaining the title of Founder and CEO as Gayle and I work closely together to help guide GFF into our new grown-up phase, often figuring things out as we go along.
We additionally are welcoming Ellen Woods onto our Board of Directors. Ellen has been a longtime Girlfriend and, like Gayle, brings with her a strong dedication to our mission along with the professionalism and knowledge needed to help us move forward. Please join me in congratulating these two wonderful Girlfriends in their new leadership roles!
Founder & CEO
Sharing the Love - Local Funds for Local Women
It's really all about seeing their faces and knowing their names, these women whose lives you've helped change. To see them radiate confidence, believing that they now have worth, that they now can improve their lives and stand on their own two feet reinforces the fact that you personally are helping change the world. In order to stay connected to these real women you help, it has to be all about local funds for local women. The world has become such a hugely interconnected economy and market place in which donated funds can easily be sucked up, disappearing into enormous organizations which you can only hope will put them to good use, somehow, somewhere. The Girlfriend Factor knows it doesn't have to be that way. Funds raised by us in a community stay in that community. You donate a dollar to GFF, the whole dollar goes to a specific woman going to a specific school in your own community, eager to get a job within your local economy. When a woman becomes a productive citizen in the workforce we all win. We now have local funds helping local women in the Greater Palm Springs area and San Francisco, CA and Port Angeles, WA.
We firmly believe that if you want to change the world, education a woman. With your help, we anticipate continued growth and success this coming year. Never forget that together we are The Girlfriend Factor.
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