In 2006, the Economist proclaimed that women are “the world’s most underutilised resource.” Ten years later, Fast Company stated that "advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to the global GDP by 2025."
Spark and Rise Up are invested in improving the lives of women globally. We believe in the power of girls and women to drive exponential change, and believe young people are a catalyst to move this work forward.
On September 6th, join Spark -- SF's largest community of young philanthropists invested in gender equality -- and Rise Up -- activating women and girls to transform their lives, families, and communities for a more just and equitable world -- for an evening of cocktails, conversation and a chance to accelerate social investment in women's grassroots organizations.
Spark’s monthly Investment Committee has been engaging young professionals in philanthropy for over a decade. Our model makes it easy and fun for the next generation to get involved in grantmaking in accessible and meaningful ways. During this special night, we will have the chance to learn about Rise Up's work from Founder and CEO, Denise Dunning and choose which Rise Up partner will be Spark's next grantee!
Please RSVP before 5PM on Wednesday, September 5th. The security in the building will be letting people in according to the guest list. We will reach capacity, RSVP early.
5:30-6:30 PM - Cocktails, Appetizers, and Conversations with DJ
6:30-7:05 PM - Fireside chat w/ Rise Up CEO, Denise Dunning in conversation with Spark CEO, Amanda Brock, about Rise Up's work including how they created a powerful network of over 500 leaders that has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women. Denise will provide an overview of the three Rise Up partners Spark members will vet in the next hour. (Partner details below)
7:05-7:20 PM - Q & A with Rise Up
7:20-8:00 PM - Discuss Rise Up partners in groups (20 minutes break out/20 minutes regroup w/more Q&A)
8:00-8:10 PM - Spark Members Vote (Inspired and want to accelerate change? Become a member at the event! Membership starts at $100)
8:10-8:20 PM - Pluses & Wishes
8:20-9:00 PM - Cocktails & Conversations Continues w/ DJ