News & Events

News and Events


Something is always happening at Great Dames. We host multiple events throughout the year as well as help support and launch important initiatives. We urge you to sign up for our newsletter or connect with us through social media. Here’s a small sampling of the programs we have supported during the last few years:


Empowering Women

The Great Dames Fund supports programs that enhance women’s personal purpose and effectiveness by forging meaningful relationships and engaging in community service.

  • World Academy for the Future of Women
  • Muriel E Gilman Women in Action Mentoring Program
  • Women’s Leadership Initiative
  • Charitable Women (Pettinaro Family Foundation)
  • Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Wings for Success
  • Dining for Women
  • Dress for Success Delaware
  • Fund for Women
  • Gambia Women’s Initiative
  • YWCA of Delaware

Empowering Girls

The Great Dames Fund supports programs that develop youth by focusing on their strengths and unique purpose as they achieve their full potential.

  • Girls, Inc. of Delaware
  • Delaware Girls Initiative
  • Kuumba Academy
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
  • Young@Art
  • IM40™ Young Health Program
  • Hopeworks ‘N Camden
  • Kind to Kids
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (R.O.Y.A.L. Miss Blue Revue Mentoring Program)
  • One Village Alliance

Empowering Communities

The Great Dames Fund supports the creation of communities of women kindred spirits who motivate and inspire each other to make an impact and leave a legacy.

  • The Friendship House
  • Peaceworks, Ltd
  • Clothing Bank of Delaware
  • First Person Arts
  • Jefferson Awards
  • Fill the Need
  • Haiti Family Initiative
  • Power Up Gambia
  • $tand By Me® Financial Empowerment
  • American Red Cross (Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort)
  • Goodwill of Delaware
  • Shoes2Share
  • Faithful Friends
  • Triskeles Foundation
  • SIAS University
  • United Way of Delaware
  • Mary Ryan Foundation