The “Friends of the Cardea Center” was launched in October 2010 during the Center’s annual event with the intention of inviting participation of women and men of Silicon Valley in helping this women's center thrive and establishing a connectedness among like-minded activists and advocates working in the Valley on women’s issues.The “Friends: group provides an avenue to collectively work together to raise awareness about the Center’s issues & projects through collaboration, advocacy, education and connecting to broader movements.
To increase public awareness of the work undertaken by the Center
around issues affecting the women;
Enhance the organization's outreach;
Support ongoing development efforts;
Provide programmatic support in the form of volunteers
Support the Center's special events.
Organizing and planning of initiatives and events for the Friends, including annual awards & fundraiser
Providing assistance with marketing and communications of Friends projects
Providing other logistical, research or outreach support
For your yearly contribution, a range of benefits is included- invitations to special events such as donor recognition events and other special activities. Of course the biggest benefit for the 'Friends" is knowing that you are supporting the empowerment of other women in your communities. Because of your support, we have been able to achieve significant milestones in just a few years. Several programs are underway but we need the help of ‘Friends’ in raising funds to support a dynamic gathering place that serves the women of the region, join us in continuing these successes and in looking forward to further growth in the next ten years!