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We’re grateful for the tremendous partnerships we share with our professional advisors like The Humphreys Group, who were so inspired by the mission of The Women and Girls Impact Fund, that they selected the fund as their client donation of 2011. Lisa St. Claire, CFP of The Humphreys Group, shares her vision about why they joined with us to invest in strengthening opportunities for women and girls in the Bay Area.
Why Donate to the Women and Girls Impact Fund
We have so many choices when it comes to meaningful philanthropy in the Bay Area. Each year we make a contribution to one or two organizations on behalf of our clients, and the fun challenge is to find programs that are inspiring and in complete alignment with our values and those of our clients.
This year’s choice was easy when we discovered that The San Francisco Foundation had launched the Women and Girls Impact Fund. This pioneering effort really fills a void by focusing on program areas that give women and girls the tools to meet the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Most of our clients are women, and our firm is run by women, so a fund dedicated to the needs of women and girls resonated deeply.
All too often, our society overlooks the fact that in addition to reproductive rights, freedom from domestic violence and other persistent issues fought by and for women, girls and women often suffer disproportionately from many of the afflictions of our time—whether it’s poverty, access to health care and education, or equal economic opportunity. The Impact Fund is designed to combat these obstacles for women in a very real and targeted way. And rather than focus only on the crises and struggles women face, the Impact Fund will also help women and girls to build skills and power, nurture leadership potential, and seize economic opportunities for the future.
We were also thrilled that the organization behind the Impact Fund was The San Francisco Foundation. With its amazing staff and dedication to our local community, we knew our contribution would be in good hands. In short, when you get a chance to contribute to a cause you care deeply about, one that resonates with your clients, and where you have the utmost confidence in program management, you have to act on it. It was as simple as that for us!
Lisa St. Claire, CFP®
The Humphreys Group, LLC