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NYWICI Foundation Inc

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.nywici.org/foundation

Mission Statement

New York Women in Communications Foundation, the philanthropic arm of New York Women in Communications, Inc., cultivates leaders in our field by providing financial support, opportunities for professional development and mentoring, and entrée to a diverse community of communications professionals. We are the largest foundation for women’s communications scholarships in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut-Pennsylvania region.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Scholarships
  3. Member Empowerment Grant
  4. Mentoring Program
Service Areas

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New York

Permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, or who attend a college in one of the five boroughs of New York City

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Maria Ungaro

Keywords

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Foundation, Communications, scholarships

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EIN

13-4111956

 Number

8555562653

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In 2011, the Foundation awarded 18 students scholarships totaling $103,500. In 2012, the Foundation created the Member Empowerment Grant, which will provide financial grants to long-standing NYWICI members who are seeking professional development, whether that constitutes updating their skills, exploring new paths in the industry, or going into business for themselves. The Foundation is awarding 19 students scholarships in 2012 totaling $135,000.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The Gratitude breakfast, held the Monday before Thanksgiving, and attended by 200+ industry members, is a gathering of inspiration and sharing. The Foundation's Student Conference for future and present communicators brings graduates, undergrads and young professionals together for a full day of education, networking and inspiration. Typically held during the October - November timeframe, over 40 speakers and panelists are booked and coordinated by NYWICI's Student Affairs Committee.

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Program 2

Scholarships

The New York Women in Communication Foundation Scholarship Awards, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, are awarded annually to women who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, or who attend a college in one of the five boroughs of New York City, to support undergraduate or graduate studies in an area of communications. They are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, need, civic engagement, and a demonstration of interest and involvement in communications. In addition to its very practical financial benefit, this prestigious award represents a highly meaningful imprimatur for those who receive one.

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Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Member Empowerment Grant

In 2012, the Foundation created the Member Empowerment Grant, which will provide financial grants to long-standing NYWICI members who are seeking professional development, whether that constitutes updating their skills, exploring new paths in the industry, or going into business for themselves. These grants can be used for things like continuing education, attendance at industry conferences, skills training, etc. — opportunities that will help our members empower themselves and advance their careers.

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Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 4

Mentoring Program

The New York Women in Communications Foundation has a mentoring program in which mentors are matched with a mentee chosen from among NYWICI’s student and young professional members.  NYWICI Foundation provides the training, coaching and support to ensure the mentoring experience is a rewarding one.

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Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

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Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, or who attend a college in one of the five boroughs of New York City

Funding Needs

The New York Women in Communications Foundation (a 501c3) is the largest one in the tri-state area dedicated to cultivating future industry leaders through financial support, professional development, education and mentoring.   We depend on financial gifts and in-kind donations from members, individuals, corporations and foundations to support our ability to reward deserving young women with scholarship awards as well as educational and networking opportunities.   Any tax-deductible gift, large or small, will make a difference in the lives of young women in pursuit of an education and a career. Mail a donation to NYWICI Foundation, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, NY, NY 10017

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NYWICI FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31

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Principal Officer

Maria Ungaro

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Susan Schulz

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