Our annual Leadership Circle Luncheon, held on November 2nd, was enjoyed by WANDA moms, supporters and staff. Every year, we celebrate WANDA’s role in helping single moms achieve their full potential. Executive Director Danika Dellor announced WANDA’s partnership scaling strategy and introduced one of our key partners MidPen Housing. MidPen is investing $50,000 to embed the WANDA model at their sites in Santa Clara County. Many thanks to our speakers Danielle McCluskey, Senior Program Manager, Resident Services and Brenda Castillo-Garza, Director, Resident Services, both from MidPen Housing. Also, many thanks to Dianne Giancarlo for hosting!
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 LC has collectively contributed more than $2 million since WANDA’s founding in 2007. See all Leadership Circle members here.