Turning Point Giving Circle
The YWCA Hamilton Turning Point Giving Circle is a community of women with diverse backgrounds and interests who are committed to YWCA Hamilton’s mission: the belief that women and girls must have the rights, resources, and opportunities to shape their own lives and define their communities.
Your 3-year commitment of a minimum $500 a year will be a consistent and reliable source of funding which will provide essential services to our community of women, girls and their families.
Benefits of Joining a Turning Point Giving Circle
• Invitation to a private dinner to celebrate philanthropy at YWCA Hamilton
• Democratically vote as a collective group to award annual program funding to a special YWCA Hamilton program and an individual impacted by YWCA Hamilton (click here to view past recipients)
• Exclusive invitations to events throughout the year
Michele Landsberg Circle ($500–$999)
Your cumulative annual gift of $500 – $999 qualifies you for membership in the Michele Landsberg Circle. Michele was one of the first in Canadian journalism to address sexual harassment in the workplace, racial discrimination in education and employment opportunities, and lack of gender equality in divorce and custodial proceedings. Members of the Michele Landsberg Circle advocate for eliminating barriers faced by women. Their philanthropic support of the YWCA Hamilton has a profound impact on women and girls through our programs and services.
Elsie Knott Circle ($1,000–$1,499)
Your cumulative annual gift of $1,000 – $1,500 qualifies you for membership in the Elsie Knott Circle. Elsie Knott was the first woman Chief in Canada. As Chief of the Curve Lake First Nation, Knott worked to improve the quality of life for members of the community by negotiating with government for new housing and infrastructure. She also helped revitalize cultural activities and the Ojibway language within her community. Like Elsie, members of this circle are community leaders and advocates.
Adrienne Clarkson Circle ($1,500 + )
Your cumulative annual gift of $1,500 or more qualifies you for membership in the Adrienne Clarkson Circle — our highest level of recognition. Adrienne Clarkson was Canada’s first woman of colour Governor General (1999-2005). She was also Canada’s first racialized woman to ever headline a national TV program and is an advocate for gender parity. Members of the Adrienne Clarkson Circle are YWCA champions who lead by example and are committed to supporting and empowering women and girls through their philanthropic giving.