On this 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, The Hunger Project (THP) would like to honor all of the women in our investor family, who are standing in partnership with their sisters around the world.
More and more, women everywhere are making their voices heard through philanthropy. A study done by Barclays Wealth titled “Tomorrow’s Philanthropist” reveals the philanthropic powers of women to drive global giving. In the United States, while men gave 1.8% of their net worth to charitable causes, it was women who made the admirable commitment of 3.5% of their net worth to charity.
By reaching out in this way, women investors have shared their strength, solidarity and stand for a better future with their partners, both women and men, in the developing world.
Meet some of the women in our own investor family, who have shared their thoughts with us on what their participation means to them. We at The Hunger Project are proud to have such committed and empowered investors.
Nancy, Juda, investor since 1984
“Participating with THP allowed me to develop as a philanthropist and an activist…I am participating in partnerships that would not have been available to me otherwise. Together we are creating the world of my dreams.”
Laura Matika, investor since 1995
“…every single woman who has shared their courage, commitment, hard work, determination and the vision of a better future for their families and villages has moved me deeply.”
Jerilynn Radcliffe, investor since the 1980s
“I know that I’m part of a global community of remarkable women and men…I’ve seen first-hand the joy and pride of the people who are literally transforming the world with their hands and their dedication.”
Kathryn Schindler, investor since 1980
“Now that I know that millions of women must be heard and that I am one who can be heard, I can no longer be quiet.”
Michelle Smyth, investor since the early 2000s
“Now I feel connected to people far and near, and feel fulfilled knowing that I’m doing what I can at this point in my life.”
Ailan Tran, investor since 2008
“In learning about the achievements of the men and women involved in THP around the world, I was inspired by the strength, courage and determination of these communities to achieve self-reliance in challenging situations.”
Kristin Walter, investor since 2003
“To take a stand for the end of hunger…is nothing less than a privilege. It is an authentic experience of our common humanity and a constant reminder of what the human spirit is capable of.”
See More about how we celebrate women on International Women’s Day!
March 8, 2011