Call Sandra an Impatient Optimist!
There are times when it’s harder to master the optimism and the impatience takes over. But instead of being frustrated by this, Sandra chose to bring together high-profile women in our community and ask them to help her in raising essential funds and awareness for projects that would make a real difference for those girls and their communities.
In general, Sandra finds that women give differently than men. Women are less likely to want our names on things and more likely to give as part of drives and smaller initiatives that include other women. And women tend to spotlight different causes (maternal health, micro-financing, education) and for different reasons.
A study of more than 10,000 large donors by the Centre on Philanthropy at Indiana University suggest that while men describe their giving as practical – filling in the gaps that government can’t or won’t – women describe theirs as emotional, an obligation to help those with less.