“The Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame has done immeasurable work in preserving, teaching and honoring the history of pioneering and powerful women in Michigan,” said MWF President & CEO Carolyn Cassin.
Detroit, Mich (PRWEB) October 09, 2017
Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF), a non-profit organization that for more than 30 years ha- - s been working to achieve social and economic equality for Michigan’s women and girls, is pleased to announce its plans to merge the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame (MWHC&HoF) into its operations. The MWHC&HoF, also a not-for-profit corporation, is committed to promoting equality by honoring the history and celebrating the accomplishments of Michigan women.
The two like-minded organizations, which share similar missions and visions of a more equitable society where women and girls are empowered and supported to realize their potential, will become one following final votes by membership and required approval from state leadership in Lansing.
Over the next six months, under the leadership of MWF President and CEO, Carolyn Cassin, the newly merged organization will make a variety of joint-committee decisions on branding, programs, services, board composition and more, working to ensure the most efficient and collaborative efforts to benefit women and communities across Michigan.
“The Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame has done immeasurable work in preserving, teaching and honoring the history of pioneering and powerful women in Michigan,” said Cassin. “Combined with MWF’s resources for empowering Michigan women of today and tomorrow, together we will offer a complete spectrum of women’s impact on and contributions to Michigan’s landscape…past, present and future.”
MWHC&HoF Executive Director, Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial, will join MWF’s senior leadership team. “This opportunity has been a long time in the making, and I’m beyond thrilled to see what our two organizations can accomplish together as one,” said Dial. “This merger represents so much positive momentum and opportunity for Michigan’s women and girls, and those who love, support and celebrate them.”
With offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, the acquisition of the MWHC&HoF also will provide MWF with a physical presence in the Lansing-area, further serving its efforts for a broader footprint statewide. The MWHC&HoF is currently housed at the Meridian Mall in Okemos, Mich., and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 6 p.m.
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About Michigan Women’s Foundation:
Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF), a 501(c)(3) organization, has been devoted to achieving social and economic equality for women and girls in Michigan for more than 30 years. MWF is supported financially and programmatically by many of the state’s top female executives and community volunteers through events like its annual Women of Achievement and Courage Awards and Power of 100 Women donor group. Through philanthropy and high impact initiatives, MWF’s goal is to ensure a brighter future for women throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.miwf.org.