SHEro

Honor the Women Who Have Encouraged and Inspired You!

Give the special women in your life a truly meaningful gift –
a donation to Greenville Women Giving’s Endowment in your SHEro’s name!

Honor Your SHEro

Who is a SHEro?

For children, a SHEro could be a mother, sister, grandmother or aunt. Later, perhaps a teacher, doctor, church leader or coach who encourages dreams and becomes an inspiration. Soon, SHEroes are everywhere – a friend, daughter, daughter-in-law – the list goes on. Over the past six years, Greenville Women Giving has honored women who have positively impacted their lives.

In 2024, the program will expand to include recognition for SHEroes who are active in GWG’s five focus areas for granting: Arts, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services. They could be a musician, an instructor, an ecologist, a medical professional or a counselor who has made a difference in your life or in your community. Whether a police officer or a personal trainer, each one can be a SHEro.

Honor your SHEro

Greenville Women Giving has created a way for its supporters to honor the women who have encouraged and inspired them, through a contribution to the GWG Endowment. The Endowment was established in 2006 to ensure the continued impact of women giving collectively, granting strategically and growing a greater Greenville.

Is honoring a SHEro limited to GWG members?

No. Any woman or man can participate and honor a SHEro.

How will GWG honor the SHEroes?

In the May 10 issue of the Greenville Journal, there will be a full page listing every SHEro and the person who is honoring or memorializing her. For example,

Susan Smith, honored by Alice Smith

Note: If a Focus Area is selected, SHEroes will be recognized under the designated Focus Area.

For each SHEro you recognize, we will send a card informing her (or a designee) of this recognition made in her honor.

What do I need to do to honor a SHEro?

A minimum donation of $50 to the GWG Endowment by April 12 will allow you to honor one SHEro. There is no limit to how many women you can honor – and you can honor them year after year!

GWG Endowment

GWG is an important part of the philanthropic fabric of Greenville County. The endowment has two objectives, (1) to help ensure the current level of participation in perpetuity and (2) to allow for contributing to community needs that do not fall into the annual grant cycle. The management and investment of the GWG endowment is overseen by the Finance and Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Greenville.

Access the 2024 SHEro brochure here.

Honor Your SHEro