Global Fund for Women Wins Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Global Fund for Women has received awards in two categories of the 2009 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications:  a Gold Award in the Newsletter category and a Silver Award in the Websites category.

The award was presented during the Council on Foundations 60th Annual Conference, May 4-6, 2009 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Entries to the awards program included annual or biennial reports, newsletters, special reports, public policy campaigns and websites. This year, 190 entries were submitted to the awards program.

For more information, please contact: Deborah Holmes, Vice President of Communications
(415) 248-4800, or email: dholmes[at]

About Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program
The awards, which originated in 1984, showcase the ways foundations and corporate giving programs use communications strategies and techniques to advance their grantmaking goals. Wilmer Shields Rich, executive director of the National Council on Community Foundations (now the Council on Foundations) from 1957 to 1968, was an early champion of public accountability by charitable foundations in both their resources and activities. Named after the Council's first executive director, the awards program also seeks to educate the field of organized philanthropy about creative and strategic communications.


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