March 8th will now be recognized as “International Women’s Day in Collier County” as proclaimed by the Collier Board of County Commissioners to highlight the work the Women’s Foundation of Collier County accomplishes to benefit women and girls in our community! The proclamation, sponsored by County Commissioner Andy Solis, acknowledges how WFCC positively impacts the lives of women and girls in Collier County through grant making, advocacy, and education efforts.
International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 as a day to celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.
P R O C L A M A T I O N
WHEREAS, International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 as a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women; and
WHEREAS, the Women’s Foundation of Collier County serves as a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls in Collier; and
WHEREAS, Aims to meet the current needs of senior women in our community assisting homeless senior women in need and address isolation concerns; and
WHEREAS, Empowers young women and girls to meet their full potential through scholarships, mentorships and career development; and
WHEREAS, Recognizes the important role women play in Collier Country through its Women of Initiative awards, which honor local women leaders who are an inspiration to women seeking to make a difference through philanthropy and civic engagement; and
WHEREAS, Women account for more than 50% of Collier County’s population, and there are women serving locally in leadership positions, inspiring the continued work in advancing opportunities for women and girls of all backgrounds
NOW THEREFORE, be it proclaimed by the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County, Florida, that March 8 be designated as
International Women’s Day in Collier County
DONE AND ORDERED THIS 8th Day of March
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA