The Legacy Foundation for Women launches its “I AM WOMAN” Campaign in celebration of National Women’s Month during the month of March.
The Legacy Foundation for Women is a grassroots 501c3 philanthropic organization with a mission to pay-it-forward, celebrate, and invest in the lives of women and girls of color. “Celebrating women is what we do!” says CEO and founder, Alicia M. Bailey.
Bailey founded the organization with a specific purpose in mind. “I did not grow-up in the best neighborhood but because of a dedicated family, church, and community leaders that invested in me, I was given amazing opportunities. As a result, I started the Legacy Foundation for Women that pays it forward and invests in the lives of other women and girls of color through award recognition, scholarships/education, and other initiatives,” said Bailey.
Each year the foundation offers and awards scholarships to deserving girls of color from various high schools in the community. Legacy scholarship recipients have attended schools such as Winston-Salem State, Appalachian State, UNC Charlotte, and others.
The scholarship funds are obtained solely through donations and the organization largest fundraising event, its prestigious “Legacy Lady Awards” hosted annually recognizing women of color that are leaving a legacy in their communities. In years past, the event has been a highly anticipated black-tie affair complete with red carpet, entertainment, and prominent attendees including Miss America Nia Franklin and WNBA Star Camille Little.
Although the foundation’s mission is to celebrate women and girls of color, during the month of March their initiative expands beyond women of color. In March, the foundation launches its “I AM WOMAN” Campaign in celebration of all women for National Women’s Month. The Legacy Foundation for Women invites women of all races to join the movement in March. The “I AM WOMAN” Campaign challenges women to show acts of kindness to other women throughout the month. On March 8th National Women’s Day at 9:00am the organization is encouraging all women to pause for a moment of silence in salute of women throughout history that have made an impact on others. See the event list for more information on the “I AM WOMAN” Campaign.
I AM WOMAN CAMPIAGN
Legacy Foundation for Women
Show random acts of KINDNESS throughout the month of March to other women and join us on social media.
Week of March 1st
• Post your “proud to be a woman” photos on social media and #IAMWOMAN #LegacyFoundation
• Visit the Legacy Shop to purchase your “I AM WOMAN” T-shirt.
Week of March 8th
National Women’s Day - March 8th at 9:00am
• Pause in silence in salute of women throughout history that have made an impact in our country/community.
• Wear Purple in celebration National Women’s Month
• Post your “Purple” on social media and #IAMWOMAN #LegacyFoundation.
Week of March 15th
• Post a shoutout to women that have made an impact in your life on social media and #IAMWOMAN #LegacyFoundation
Week of March 22nd
• Dedicated to moms: Post photos of your family/friends and #IAMWOMAN #Legacyfoundation
To donate or find out more visit www.legacyfoundationforwomen.com. All donations are tax-deductibl
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