A New Year of Giving - Making Futures Bright
In our second year of annual giving focus, we exceeded our goal of $150,000 reaching $153,349 in individual, corporate, and matching funds. Our 2022/2023 goal is $150,000 and 100% WE member engagement through time, talent, or treasure. Thank you to those who have already given! CLICK HERE to view updated donors page. Keep an eye on this dashboard starting October 2022 through June 2023 as we embark on our third year of annual giving.
2021 marked 25 years of WINGS making a difference in non-traditional women's lives with the first of our graduates realizing their dream of a college education and degree in 1996. As first WINGS graduate, Teresa Shelton expressed, "I soar because I learned how to fly in the wake of those who believed in me when I had little belief in myself. I believe my life is very different because I was taught how to fly from the WINGS organization! Thank you!"
26 years of Impact - Empowering their Future
Since 1996, our united efforts have resulted in:
|Queens University||30 Graduates, 6 Current Scholars|
|University of North Carolina|
|27 Graduates, 7 Current Scholars|
|Central Piedmont Community|
|20 Graduates, 5 Current Scholars|
|Johnson C. Smith University||21 Graduates, 5 Current Scholars|
|Johnson & Wales University||5 Graduates, 3 Current Scholars|
$919,000 invested and countless volunteer hours dedicated to mentoring, committees, board roles, and scholar selection, events, and connections.
Amidst COVID-19, our scholars could still SOAR due to having the technology to sustain them, thanks to our Technology Enablement Program.
The cost of adding a scholar from a 4-year institution is approximately $13,000. The cost of adding a scholar from a 2-year institution is $3,800. Since 2018, funding 25 scholars has cost $106,267 annually with revenues from dividends, investment funds, and donations realizing $85,703.
Empowering Our Future Video Vignette
In this video vignette, you will learn how the WINGS Scholarship and Mentoring Program is truly a launching pad to our scholars to realize economic mobility, higher earnings, a circle of influence, and being an example as the first to earn a degree, yet not the last, as they have witnessed their pathway leading others in their family to higher education and opportunity.
Giving them WINGS! Helping Them SOAR!
"What WINGS means to me is hope. Hope that I can do something better for me for my family and I can give my kids guidance so they can have a better journey in life. Thank you, WINGS!" - Traci Cameron, 2020 Graduate, UNC Charlotte
Consider GIVING today!