Thriving Women Giving Circle



The Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle gathers women together to support better lives for women and girls around the world. We are a giving circle — a group who joins together to support the causes of our choice. Our circle pools our funds to donate to specific causes and hosts gatherings to increase members’ awareness of the causes we support. We decide together where our funds should go.

Interested in joining us?
Attend our next San Francisco Bay Area gathering
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015, 1:00-3:00 PM, San Mateo, CA
Home of Stephie Zuendorf (address given with your RSVP)
RSVP now to reserve your place

Our circle is dedicated to the education and economic empowerment of women and girls in the developing world. Here are the projects we are currently supporting:

Power of Love Women Entrepreneurs Program


The Power of Love Women Entrepreneurs Program helps African women whose families have been impacted by AIDS/HIV. They provide business training and microloans so these women can financially support their families.

TRIFC Deaf Women’s Empowerment Group


The Deaf Women’s Empowerment Group sponsored by TRIFC provides deaf women in Nepal with peer relationships and an income, creating hand-stitched greeting cards and reusable sanitary protection kits.

Sakhi for Girls Education



Sakhi provides basic education for girls in the slums of Mumbai, India on a shoestring budget. Our sponsorship dollars support their literacy and leadership program Girls Book Bank: Helping Slum Girls to Read and Lead.

We invite you to get involved! Use your own good fortune and the power of collective giving to do good deeds that allow more women in our world to flourish. Connect with us to join our circle or support our work.

PHONE: 641-715-3900 Ext. 67846                 EMAIL US:


Join Our Circle

Community ~ Philanthropy ~ Impact

The Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle is based in San Francisco. We are currently accepting new members, and invite you to join us!

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  • Get to know our friendly, inspiring group of women
  • Learn about projects to educate and empower women and girls in the developing world
  • Combine your donated funds with ours to make more impact
  • Decide with us exactly where and how our funds should be used
  • Enjoy reports from the projects we support, describing what your donations made possible
  • Experience the community, camaraderie, and contribution made possible by your participation in the Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle.

You are welcome to attend our next tea as our guest, and give any amount you are inspired to donate. 100% of your donation goes directly to the project you choose, and most donations are tax-deductible.


If you decide to join our circle, here are the requirements for membership:

  • Align with our mission of supporting the education and economic empowerment of women and girls in the developing world.
  • Attend our San Francisco Bay Area teas four times per year (occasional absences are understood).
  • Commit to making $1,000 in donations each calendar year. One-fourth of your donation will be due at the time of each tea. 100% of your donation goes to the projects our circle selects.
  • Participate in researching and evaluating potential recipients of our donations.
  • Host or co-host a tea every year, including covering tea expenses with your own funds, funds you raise, or in-kind donations.
  • Assist in occasional projects to support the giving circle as a whole.

We thank and celebrate our Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle members:

Lisa Safran
Landon Steele
Bonnie Belle Swinderman
Giovanna Tanzillo
Varda Treibach-Heck
Kathy Uros
Emily Wirowek
Stephie Zuendorf




“The Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle Board invites you to join us!”



Caterina Rando, MA, MCC, TWIBGC Board Chair


C.J. Hayden, MCC, CPCC, Charity Liaison


Barbara McDonald, Communications Chair

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Kathy Uros, Treasurer


Katie Macks, Circle Member Chair


Kariz Matic, Social Media Chair


Stephie Zuendorf, Secretary