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GroundWorks
Scholarships, Mentoring, Career & Educational Advancement

THE INNOVATIVE INITIATIVE CREATED BY DESIGNING WOMEN BOUTIQUE TO STRENGTHEN EDUCATIONAL, SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES TO AREA STUDENTS

“THE POWER OF EACH BECOMES THE POWER OF MANY”

Building on a concept created in 2001, DWB has bestowed over $2,000,000 in grants and re-granting to more than 75 non-profit recipients, setting a high standard in philanthropy. GroundWorks is the most recent undertaking, engaging an inaugural group of established and successful non-profits that bring wide perspectives to the program.

This synergistic initiative creates collaboration with area educational and community organizations to strategically leverage the process of raising meaningful and ongoing funds, and has received generous support from our Marketing Sponsor, BMO Wealth Management, a grant from The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation for technical upgrades, and our first major gift has been received as well. GroundWorks’ primary objective is to create a unique, continuous community-wide scholarship and educational advancement program, and it will join with six community institutions to initiate the project. With these partnerships, GroundWorks unites educational organizations, donors and recipients to enrich and deepen the impact.

Each organization is expected, through their committee, to access and solicit refined, highly desirable items for consignment to DWB for resale online and in the boutique. In addition, these organizations will hold special, promotional sales events sponsored by DWB, including an annual Luxury Consignment Resale Fair, and in-house and private home parties, all super powered by DWB’s respected status in the community and their marketing machine, generating even more funds for the participants.

DWB has engaged a Director to oversee and guide the program, with DWB overseeing all aspects of sales. VIP Consignor status will be assigned to these selected organizations and their items will be sold in the boutique and with emphasis online. The online sales component is the highest priority. Equipment expansion and system upgrades with staff training will ensure high visibility and promotion on DWB’s website, replete with the GroundWorks story and engaging photos.

DWB Board Liaisons will mentor partners in the management of their programs, as each will select and establish their own committee. Sale proceeds for each educational and community organization will be held in restricted accounts to fund the strengthening of educational and scholarship opportunities. These monies will be awarded to the participating organizations prior the DWB grant event, which will showcase those organizations and their selected recipients.

Furthering the scope of GroundWorks, DWB’s access to exclusive businesses throughout the area will bring unique learning and mentorship opportunities to the recipients. This alliance of participants ensures exciting opportunities for creative and meaningful growth of the program, drawing on years of experience, strength and proactive work by all.

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A partnership directed by Designing Women Boutique and GroundWorks for the benefit of our sponsors