The Women's Giving Circle
This giving circle is for women who believe that every woman deserves access to the best healthcare, support, and education.
ASA's Women's Giving Circle is dedicated to supporting the Women Rising Project, whose mission is to strengthen women who are living with HIV and AIDS. Women Rising Project achieves this simple objective through programs and activities that provide education, connection, support,
advocacy and peer leadership opportunities.
We need women like you to make a difference for the hundreds of women who have grown thanks to the Women Rising Project.
I joined the Women Rising Project at AIDS Services of Austin because I
needed a fellowship of women who empower, encourage, and educate.
When I first found out that I was positive, I felt so discouraged. But
with my faith and with the Women Rising Project, I have transformed into
Now I want to help other women avoid the challenges I have
faced in my life. I tell my story because it removes some of the stigma
associated with being HIV-positive and because I think telling my story will
help keep other women from getting infected.”
Shirley Byrd, Women Rising Project member
Please join us!
By joining the Women’s Giving Circle you are:
Developing a network of philanthropic women who care about others with HIV and AIDS
Empowering women with HIV and AIDS to engage and plan for a future of self-sufficiency
Creating a predictable funding stream for invaluable programs that are historically harder to fund
Inspiring women to transform into leaders, advocates and trainers
Members of the Women’s Giving Circle will receive invitations to special events, listing in the ASA newsletter, and the Women's Giving Circle lapel pin. Donors giving $500 or more annually will be listed in the annual report, but all donations at any level are needed and appreciated!
Women's Giving Circle Founders:
Kthryn Amundson, Angela Atwood, Brook Bell, Nedrea Clayton-Westbrooks, Debbie DeBerry, Marianne DeLeon, Dara Gray, Diane Greene, Toya Cirica Haley, Sue Hammer, Laurie Higginbotham, Mathilde Hyams-Flores, Luze Koube, Sylvia Lopez, Laura Merritt, Lisa Owens, Julie Pomerantz, Anna Sanchez, Paul Scott, Beth Thomas, Claudella Wright, Ashley Zimmerman
Become a monthly donor at $16 a month>
Become a Founding Member with a gift of $250 or more>
Our appreciation to
The Women's Giving Circle Founders:
Angela Atwood | Susan Campion | Nedrea Clayton-Westbrooks | Debbie DeBerry | Marianne DeLeon | Diane Greene | Mathilde Hyams-Flores | Syliva Lopez | Laura Merritt | Lisa Owens | Anna Sanchez