Women and Girls Fund Member Dianna Flett Named 2017 Northern Virginian of the Year
June 9, 2017
Dianna Flett joined the Women and Girls Fund of The Community Foundation in 2014, pledging to support programs that benefit local girls and women.
"As a woman who seeks to mentor girls, I thought the idea of a perpetual giving fund for women and girl’s programs was a brilliant way for me to join with likeminded men and women. Together, we can create support for necessary and powerful programs that are often underfunded by society at large. The way the mission of the Women and Girls Fund supports our community’s growth is not just focused on today or tomorrow. This fund has real and powerful impact improving the lives of future generations of women and girls who need an extra hand navigating life."
Dianna is an expert when it comes to building the resilience of young girls at a time in their lives when they most need it. She founded The Girl Smarts Group in 2009 with a powerful goal to increase the confidence of young girls. Today the program is active in 17 local elementary schools.
This month, Dianna was named one of Northern Virginia Magazine's 2017 Northern Virginians of the year. Read the full article here.
The Women and Girls Fund is both a component fund of The Community Foundation and a local movement to involve women in philanthropy. The founding vision is a fund made up 1,000 women, each willing to pledge $1,000. The long range goal, then, is a $1 million endowment.
We warmly welcome new members to join in our work! Take action to award grants to benefit area girls and women - members select grantees annually through live ballot. Join the Women and Girls Fund with a gift of $1,000 payable in full or in annual installments. Become part of the movement.
Photo credit: Jonathan Timmes