Nonprofit of the month: WISE Women of Blair County

Years in existence: 12 years as WISE Women, previously known as the Altoona YWCA.

Total number of employees: One part-time assistant for our annual tribute dinner; 14 volunteer board members.

Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3)

Populations served: Blair County

Area(s) of focus: The mission of WISE Women is to empower women and eliminate racism through collaboration, service and education. The organization provides grants to organizations and groups whose work advances our mission; provides educational scholarships to women who have overcome adversity; and recognizes outstanding area women at the annual Tribute Dinner.

What services or programs does your nonprofit provide? WISE Women gives grants to nonprofits who further our mission, and in the fall and spring, we grant post-secondary scholarships to women over the age of 21, who have overcome adversity or discrimination to further their education.

Upcoming event(s): WISE Women’s annual Tribute Dinner at 6 p.m. April 21 at The Casino at Lakemont Park and our spring scholarship deadline at 4 p.m. March 26.

Additional Information: Please check out our website for additional information on the Tribute dinner, our grants and our scholarships. www.wisewomenofblaircounty.org

Contact Information: WISE Women of Blair County, P.O. Box 134, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, call 814-822-0332 or by email at info@wisewomenofblaircounty.org.

Through cooperation with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, the Mirror will feature a nonprofit

corporation on the last Sunday of each month.


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