The LBTQ Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) is hosting the 2nd Annual International Women's Day Dance on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.
Reviving this Chicago tradition last year, the LBTQ Giving Council successfully brought together folks from across the city to celebrate queer and trans* women, and raise dollars for the LBTQ communities.
The LBTQ Giving Council was the first affinity group in Chicago formed to provide grants to organizations and programs that serve LBTQ communities. Since 2008, the Giving Council has awarded more than $95,000 in grants to 12 organizations and programs including Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP ), a safe space for queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history and address their struggles; and Affinity Community Services, a social justice organization working on behalf of black LGBTQ communities. The LBTQ Giving Council provides grants through its Lavender Fund.
"We are thrilled to renew the tradition of the International Women's Day Dance! The Dance has become the Giving Council's biggest fundraiser," said Kim Hunt, Giving Council member. "Come party with us and support groups that are doing great work with and on behalf of queer and trans women!" To purchase tickets or become a sponsor see www.cfw.org/events/ . The event is at 3015 W Division St., Chicago, with a free parking lot.
Chicago Foundation for Women is a grantmaking organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. To support our philanthropy, the Foundation promotes increased investment in women and girls, raises awareness about their issues and potential, and develops them as leaders and philanthropists.