Triple Gold for the Global Fund for Women

Nonprofit Foundation Receives Three Awards for Excellence in Communications

SAN FRANCISCO – The Global Fund for Women has been named a Gold award winner for excellence in communications in three categories of the 2007 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program, sponsored by the Council on Foundations.

The Global Fund for Women is being honored for the 2005-2006 annual report "Cultivating Community," the 2005 special report "Caught in the Storm: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Women," and for its website: The awards will be presented on April 30, 2007, during the 58th Annual Conference of the Council on Foundations in Seattle.

"Our reports and publications seek to amplify the voices of women working for peace, justice and freedom worldwide. These awards are testimony to this effort at sharing the courage and determination of women's rights activists around the globe." said Kavita N. Ramdas, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women.

"We are truly honored to receive the Council's awards. This distinction demonstrates that the stories of women's achievements around the world are indeed recognized by the philanthropic community in the U.S.," said Leanne Grossman, director of communications for the Global Fund for Women.

The Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program recognizes and encourages excellence in communications by foundations and corporate giving programs. The awards showcase the ways foundations and corporate giving programs use communications strategies and techniques to advance the goals of their grantmaking.

In addition, the awards program seeks to educate the field of organized philanthropy about creative and strategic communications. Through case studies, articles and other outreach efforts, the Council on Foundations and the Communications Network will highlight the award-winning programs, explaining strategies and techniques that can inform the work of other grantmakers.

CONTACT: Leanne A. Grossman, Global Fund for Women Communications, 415-202-7640

ABOUT THE GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN: The Global Fund for Women is the world's largest foundation solely committed to advancing international women's rights. Since 1987 we've awarded over $54 million to 3,200 women's organizations. The Global Fund for Women's effectiveness is rooted in a deep network of women leaders and activists in more than 160 countries. These local to global connections allow the foundation to reach women and organizations that others can't reach. More information is available in six languages at


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