February 25, 2018 — Philadelphia, PA — Stratus Rooftop Lounge hosted I Choose To Win’s 3-year anniversary soiree, “Cheers to 3 Years,” on Thursday evening, February 22, 2018 as part of its 12 weeks of giving campaign. While guests joined together to celebrate this 3-year milestone, the event turned into an additional celebration as it was announced at the event that I Choose To Win had been named the inaugural grant recipient of the newly formed philanthropic organization, The Black Women Give Foundation (BWG).
BWGive Board of Directors arrived to formally announce its decision to partially fund I Choose To Win’s 2018 Empowered Uth program through a generous $5,000 grant toward its launch and implementation. Empowered Uth is an initiative that seeks to empower the voices, ideas and thought-leadership of Philly’s young ladies in the areas of their gifts to realize their potential. “This generous gift enables us to reach these young ladies with a new narrative about themselves, a refreshed perspective about their purpose, power and potential,” exclaimed Melonie Butler, founder, I Choose to Win. “We aspire to teach vision board planning, activate use of their imagination, assess self-love and acceptance, evaluate love for others, explore gifts, strengths and talents, offer them a platform to be heard, have them define for themselves what a winning life looks like and support at least one action item toward embarking upon it.”
In the exclusive private room, men and women, invited guests, supporters, donors and volunteers poured into the space in honor of the three-year impact I Choose To Win has had edifying, empowering and equipping women to win in life. To aid in celebration were Philly-based musicians, Christian and Shanae Tizon, of the band Beat Peace. Accompanying them was the captivating dancer, Kinese, providing a visual response to the melodic sounds. Additionally, there was a debut of an original song, Visions of Me, written and performed by Butler and songstress Tizon. To listen, click here.
For a visual recap, check out the photos here.
About Empowered Uth:
Empowered Uth is a 2018 program soon-to-be offered by I Choose To Win that seeks to empower the voices, ideas and thought-leadership of young ladies in the areas of their gifts (strengths, talents, passion). Reaching no more than 20 Philadelphia-area and Montgomery County-based young ladies, we plan to teach vision board planning, activate use of their imagination, assess self-love and acceptance, evaluate love for others, explore gifts, strengths and talents, define for themselves what a winning life looks like and support at least one action item toward embarking upon it. To sign up for our newsletter and learn more details about this program, click here.
About I Choose To Win:
I Choose To Win is a Philadelphia-area based 501 (c)(3) motivational and inspirational nonprofit organization that seeks to edify, empower and equip women on their journey to live a life of winning (aka boldly, bravely and brilliantly unleashing their God-given gifts to impact the world). Comprised of programming, workshops, messaging and publications, I Choose To Win encourages women to lead bold, brave and brilliant lives, where they are awakened to their purpose, pursuing their passions, embracing their personal power and unlocking their potential. We showcase, highlight and promote positive images and stories of women who are winning. Find out more by clicking here.
The Black Women Give Foundation (BWG) is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity that seeks to engage and inspire African American women and girls in philanthropy by collectively funding impactful grants for organizations working to foster positive and sustainable change within underrepresented communities of color. We are called to action to uplift communities of color through the collective giving by our members. Learn more.