Last year, we exceeded our annual giving goal of $125,000 reaching $142,760 in individual, corporate, and matching funds. Our 2021/2022 goal is once again $125,000 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 each month as the amount of generosity grows.
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!"
Our vision is to harness the power and resources of Women Executives to support the upward mobility and financial security of selected women in Charlotte.
Through the WINGS Scholarship & Mentoring Program, Women Executives is creating pathways of opportunity for scholars beyond financial support through mentoring, professional development, technology, and access to professional and career networks and community resources.
25 years of Impact - Empowering their Future
Since 1996, our united efforts have resulted in:
|Queens University||26 Graduates, 4 Current Scholars|
|University of North Carolina|
|24 Graduates, 5 Current Scholars|
|Central Piedmont Community|
|18 Graduates, 7 Current Scholars|
|Johnson C. Smith University||16 Graduates, 6 Current Scholars|
|Johnson & Wales University||3 Graduates, 4 Current Scholars|
$815,000 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.
Giving them WINGS! Helping Them SOAR!