By Lisen Stromberg, JAWS Board Member
JAWS is excited to announce that we have been selected by Friday5 as one of their chosen causes next month.
Started by Mike Berman, the first head of sales at Eventbrite, Friday 5 benefits select causes by bringing to bear the collective power of giving. Each of its members automatically donates $5 per week to a curated cause. Friday5 does the work for them of vetting causes and distributing the pooled funds to the lucky beneficiaries. Think of it as the United Way for Millennials or charity on autopilot.
October 4th is our big day. With its more than 200 members (and growing), that translates to at least $1,000 for JAWS and our fellowship program this year alone. And, Friday5 has committed to having JAWS be its first Friday in October cause for the next five years! As they grow, so will their support of our important efforts to ensure women’s voices help frame the news. What a wonderful boost to the great work of bringing emerging journalists to CAMP for the networking, training and mentoring we provide.
You can read more about Friday5 here and watch their promotional video here.