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TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle ANNUAL FUNDRAISER


Please Join Us for our Giving Circle Annual Fundraiser on Friday, December 4th at Noon! Improve the Lives of Women and Children in Philadelphia and Be Intellectually Stimulated at the Same Time!

Each registrant will receive a packet of our TTN Philadelphia Chapter Giving Circle Tribute Cards which are a personal way to send family and friends your greetings (see below)

The State of Our Democracy — Aftermath of the Presidential Election

Passionate about improving lives in Philadelphia?  Passionate about the country?  WOW! After a year like no other, and just one month after the general election, enjoy an informative hour with Trudy Rubin, award winning Foreign Affairs columnist and editorial board member for The Philadelphia Inquirer – and TTN member – in an engaging examination of The State of Our Democracy — Aftermath of the Presidential Election.  You benefit, and your participation will help improve the lives of Philadelphia women and children through the Giving Circle’s year-end virtual fundraiser. The Registration Deadline is December 2. Click HERE to register.

Read Trudy’s biography here.



The time is now! It’s commitment time in our annual Fundraising Appeal! We had a hugely successful Kick-Off Event on October 20! Sixty-three (63) interested attendees learned about the Giving Circle, heard about the work of our recent grantees, and how to be involved and participate in the power of collective philanthropy. We need you now! 

We thank everyone who attended. It was a fun, exciting and informative event! For those of you unable to attend, watch the Giving Circle Video highlighting the wonderful work and progress of three of our prior grantees: New Leash on Life, Turning Points and The SeniorLaw Center. It is also our way of thanking those who have given to the Giving Circle and encouraging potential new members to join us in making a positive impact on so many lives in Philadelphia. 


Here’s how to donate!

Even if you didn’t make it to our Kick-Off event, you can still help make a difference. Every gift, regardless of amount, is multiplied many times over, and virtually every dollar raised goes to the non-profit which receives our grant. 

Can we count on your support this year to use our power of collective giving to effect change for women and children in Philadelphia? For those of you who have supported the Giving Circle in the past, your support has been crucial to our success and we are so appreciative. If you would like to be a first-time donor to the Giving Circle, please consider joining us now. 

The Giving Circle welcomes donations in any amount.  To become a Voting Contributor, please make a donation of $200 or more. Please click here to make a gift today.


TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle uses The Philadelphia Foundation, as a community foundation, to administer its donor program. The Philadelphia Foundation has been at the forefront of receiving funds to support the residents of Philadelphia during this pandemic.  They are experiencing extreme delays in processing the gifts.  You can help us learn of your gift more quickly the following way:

If you make a gift by credit card you will receive an acknowledgment from the Philadelphia Foundation in a few minutes. Please forward that email to us at:

If you make your gift by check please make it payable to the Philadelphia Foundation and send it to TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Unit 15C51, Philadelphia, PA 19130. The checks will be delivered to the Foundation. 

Special thanks to all our Giving Circle Members as well as those who have made donations now and in the past. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!


Commonly recognized as the poorest big city in America, Philadelphia’s challenges are not unique, but they are ingrained, and tough to solve. How did poverty become a defining characteristic of a city that once proudly called itself the Workshop of the World? Throughout the year, we will try to better understand the causes of poverty in Philadelphia and the future of work.

If you’re interested in gaining a deeper perspective, Inga Saffron, a staff columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, explores the issue in an article introducing a year-long series of stories that will examine the future of work. The series will look at the ways that global forces are reconfiguring the relationship between work and income, and what Philadelphia must do to navigate the changing economy. This will all be considered against a backdrop of the coronavirus that has killed whole job categories and, by August, had swollen the city’s unemployment rate to over 15%. You can find her article HERE.

It’s clear that the work of non-profit philanthropy groups is crucial to finding solutions to the patterns of poverty, food insecurity and many other related issues in our city. TTN’s Giving Circle is deeply involved in creating those solutions, it is core to our mission, and you can join today!

Want to Do Good and Make Someone Else Feel Good?

Send a Tribute Card, created to support the Philadelphia Chapter TTN Giving Circle. It’s a personal and heartfelt way to say Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Holidays, Thank You, Congratulations or Sorry for Your Loss. 

All funds raised will help the Giving Circle’s mission to improve the lives of women and children in Philadelphia. 

The cost is $25 for a packet of five. To purchase, contact Lori Krain


About Us

The TTN Giving Circle is a group of individuals who pool their giving dollars to make a difference in the lives of the women, children and youth in Philadelphia.
Each year since 2013 we have made a joint decision to identify the non-profit that will receive our grant.  In the process we have learned about the vast and varied needs of Philadelphia women, children, and youth and the remarkable people who are dedicated to meeting those needs.

See the impact we have made!  Read about our past recipients.

Sadly, Dr. Ethel Schwartz Weinberg, one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Giving Circle recently passed away.  Please click here to read a lovely tribute to her.


Become a Voting Member of the Giving Circle with a donation of $200 or more.  Contributions made during 2020 will support our 2021 grant.

Donations in smaller amounts are also welcome.

To make a donation please click here to be taken to the Philadelphia Foundation web site.  Donations may be made in honor or memory of a loved one.  Please Note:  to make a donation of this type by credit card on the Philadelphia Foundation website, you must fill in the Additional Comments/Requests box with the full name and mailing address of the person you would like to be notified of the donation.

If you prefer to mail in your donation, print this form and follow the directions.


Join our Grants Committee - This committee reviews all grant applications, goes on site visits and recommends finalists. The Grants Committee for the 2020 grant cycle is filled.  Thank you for your consideration in this important role.  Please check back for information on the 2021 grant cycle.

Plan or Help with a Giving Circle Event - There are a number of ways you can help:  chair an event, serve on an event committee, speak at an event, help with event registration, help with reminder calls or emails or help with promotional materials.

Spread the Word -   Encourage donations big or small.  Spread the word among your Peer Group and Special Interest Groups.  Bring a friend to an event.  Help us get new members from non-TTN Members.  And encourage them to join TTN!

Help us meet our goal!


Contact Carol Cunningham (, Chair of Giving Circle.