Our annual Leadership Circle Luncheon, held on October 16, 2019, was enjoyed by WANDA moms, supporters and staff. Every year we celebrate the impact WANDA has helping single moms achieve their potential. Many thanks to our speaker Nicole Taylor, the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Also, many thanks to Dianne Giancarlo for hosting at the University Club of Palo Alto!
WANDA was founded by three friends who combined their individual philanthropic and volunteer efforts to launch an initiative designed to assist single mothers in San Mateo County to achieve financial self-sufficiency. Based on this common mission, the three founders enlisted friends and colleagues to join them and form a Leadership Circle (LC) of donors. A number of early donors were single mothers themselves or raised in female-led households. The Leadership Circle is comprised of over 30 women who have collectively contributed more than $2 million since WANDA’s founding in 2007. See all Leadership Circle members here.