Thanks to generous support from so many, and lifted further by an extraordinary match of $25,000 from a special donor family, this year’s Monica Terez Girl Power Fund soared to $51,500.
The funds are already being used for good – every dollar has been invested in 6 standout programs that build strength and can-do confidence in girls.
Monica gave so much in service to others, and she was such a champion of girl power. We are deeply grateful to all of you who have joined forces with us to build up the next generation of women leaders!
Tom Terez (Monica’s brother), Lauren Rendell (Monica’s daughter), Annie Terez (niece), Melanie Terez (niece), Angela Terez (sister-in-law)
About the PROGRAMS receiving Girl Power Funds
We were extremely thorough in deciding where to direct the funds. Through our partnership with The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and their grant-making process, we reviewed detailed grant applications – paying special attention to program capabilities, proposed action plans, and projected outcomes. The six programs we selected are positive and practical, and they all have aspects that remind us of Monica and her commitment to girl power.
For more about each program, click below:
Celebrating our community of CONTRIBUTORS
This year’s fund was powered by 102 donations from 132 people in 21 states, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Donations came in through GoFundMe and by check, employer match, and direct contributions – and they were generously magnified by a matching donation of $25,000 from an Ohio family. The family wishes to remain anonymous, but we speak for many in saying to them: Thank you so much. We are truly inspired by your deep commitment to girls and their future.
A special thanks to our Power Partners. Your significant contributions took the Girl Power Fund to the next level!
Amy and Sean Myers-Payne • Erik and Elizabeth Yassenoff • Monya Amallia • Matt Moore • Keely Croxton • Kyle Blair • Bill and Mary George-Whittle • Derek and Kasia Skorupski • Daniel Sedmak • Cheryl and Steve Wall
We love The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio! Thank you Kelley Griesmer (President & CEO) and Kelsie Fields (Director of Operations). Your inspiration, guidance, and assistance continue to make all the difference!
The Monica Terez Girl Power Fund was launched in 2020. More than 300 people have generously contributed, raising $84,200 over two years. Every dollar has been thoughtfully directed to standout programs that support pre-teen and early-teen girls.
(See the impact of last year’s funds.)
We’d love to hear from you!