WANDA has been given a dollar-or-dollar challenge grant of up to $25,000, which could mean as much as $50,000 for the organization. WANDA's objective is to help 25 more women finish college.
To date, the organization says it has helped 134 low-income single mother heads of households move toward financial independence for themselves and their children. Women in the program have saved close to $500,000, which they have invested in first homes, college education, retirement savings and new businesses.
Members of the WANDA Leadership Circle include: from Atherton, Dianne Giancarlo, Anne Gunderson, Paula Hurd, Susan Hyatt and Libby Taylor; from Menlo Park, Susan Kokores; from Portola Valley, Sue Levy; from Woodside, Liz Korman, Mary Henry, Susan Breyer, Vaciliki Papademetriou and Christina Kamra; and from Palo Alto, Barbara Jones, Chris Kenrick, Glowe Chang, Patty Raleigh and Elizabeth Ronn.
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