Women to Women Events


Women to Women Spring Community Conversation
4:30-6 p.m. May 1 at ISU’s Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St., Normal

Learn about the barriers that prevent children from being prepared for success upon entering school from ISU students who are investigating the topic. A panel of local experts to discuss areas of success and how changes could further improve the preparedness of children in our community. Panelists will include local school district administrators and early childhood and social service experts.

Women to Women Summer Celebration
5-7 p.m. June 26 at ISU Hancock Stadium Club, 211 N. Main St., Normal

Join us at this new location to hear how Women to Women funds are working to help women and children in our community. Connect and reconnect with new and old friends who share enthusiasm for Women to Women! Invite a friend or two to this fun gathering.



Second Chance and Family Connection Summit
Dec. 9, 2017 at YWCA McLean County, Bloomington

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) partnered with Central Illinois organizations to host a Second Chance and Family Connection Summit for residents of McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. The summit took place on Dec. 9, 2017, at YWCA McLean County, 1201 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington. The summit provided the opportunity for people to receive legal consultations to address barriers posed by past arrests and convictions. Arrests and convictions records can pose barriers in so many areas of a person’s life.

Women to Women Fall Forum
Sept. 19, 2017 at ISU’s Alumni Center 

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation’s Women to Women Giving Circle will host a Community Conversation on Early Intervention from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Illinois State University Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St., Normal. Women to Women is looking to add new voices and foster collaboration within our community to help address this issue. Nonprofit organizations in Central Illinois and others interested in improving the lives of women and girls are invited to attend. The event also introduces Women to Women’s grant focus for 2018 – programs that seek to offer early intervention to children ages 0-5 and their support networks (family, teachers, caregivers) to pave the way for girls to achieve their highest potential. W2W encourages interested nonprofits to work each other to address a need and submit a grant together. View photos from event.

Women to Women Summer Celebration
June 27, 2017 at Crestwicke Country Club, Bloomington

This evening of networking and sharing of ideas was accented with updates from Women to Women grant recipients. View photos from event.

Women Together Art Show & Sale
May 23-24, 2017 at Monroe Building, Bloomington 

This art show and sale featured paintings by Women to Women Giving Circle founding member Gayle Miller, with works by members of Inside Out Accessible Art also for sale. Gayle donated 40 percent of her sales to the Giving Circle, for a gift of more than $1,300.