Women have always recognized the value of relationships — in the home, in the workplace and in the community. Now they can utilize their relationships to shape their community. The Spirit of Philanthropy Women's Network is being developed to give women in North Brevard a social networking outlet that is driven by making a difference in our community. It is a representation of women who lead through philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy.
Spirit of Philanthropy is a spin off of Spirit of Women, a women's movement that has rapidly developed in North Brevard that focuses on the health and wellness of women and their families. Spirit of Philanthropy is an extension of that nurturing spirit. With women controlling more than 60 percent of the nation's privately held wealth and 80 percent of household spending, women have the power and the means to make a difference.
As a group, members learn about local needs and issues, and then support health and wellness projects that will make a significant difference in meeting those needs. Through the Spirit of Philanthropy, women can create new solutions to old problems, serve as a catalyst for positive community change, serve as role models for their family and friends, connect personally with high impact community projects, celebrate their accomplishments, and have fun with philanthropy.