Washington Area Women’s Foundation

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For the past decade, despite significant efforts by the public, private and philanthropic sectors, the number of women and girls living near or below poverty in the Washington, D.C. region has remained stagnant: holding flat at nearly half a million women and girls. As Washington Area Women’s Foundation looked to the future, it knew it needed to pay particular attention to eliminating barriers that disproportionately hinder women and girls from gaining economic security. The Foundation called on C.Fox Communications to help them develop and ultimately release a bold strategic plan, “Together We Thrive,” to guide The Foundation’s efforts through the next five years, and into the future. In just the first year of the plan’s development, the Women’s Foundation has significantly strengthened its ties and work in the community, with new and deeper relationships to the Mayor’s office, the White House and to federal funders.