Women in Philanthropy honored with TWIN Award

February 18, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC – Women in Philanthropy was honored with the TWIN Award by the Palmetto Center for Women.  The TWIN Awards are a distinguished honor presented to women whose outstanding achievements mark them as leaders and role models in business and in the community. Since the inception of the TWIN Awards in 1980, over 500 businesswomen who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and their communities have been honored.

“The annual TWIN Awards are a great opportunity to recognize the leadership and professional achievements of women in our community,” said Wendy Broderick, PCW staff member. “As we honor another year of outstanding women, we also acknowledge the businesses and organizations that have supported their advancement.”

In addition to individual honorees, PCW presented Women in Philanthropy with the Palmetto Center for Women Award. The award is the highest honor that PCW awards annually and is awarded to an organization in the Midlands that has shown exceptional contributions in supporting and improving the lives of women.

Women in Philanthropy is a partnership between United Way of the Midlands and Central Carolina Community Foundation. With more than 300 active members, Women in Philanthropy promotes the idea that every woman can and must be a change-agent if the challenges facing women and children are going to be addressed. Through social events, such as Power of the Purse, and educational activities, Women in Philanthropy offers investors a variety of ways to stay involved throughout the year with numerous networking and personal development opportunities.

About Women in Philanthropy

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is a partnership between United Way of the Midlands and the Central Carolina Community Foundation and is made up of female investors working to improve the lives of women and children through active leadership and collective philanthropy. 

About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 80 certified partner agencies, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.