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Thank You: We Reached Our End-of-Year Fundraising Goal!



With your help, we did it! WYSE reached our fundraising goal and raised over $10,000 for our Giving Tuesday and End-of-Year Campaign at the end of 2019. Thank you so much to each individual and foundation that donated. We also had many of our alumni and friends of WYSE for hosting their own Facebook Fundraisers! (Special shout out to Linda Leung, Anna Boyle, Kaitlin Meek, Joelle Jackson, Erin Silliman, Mary Liu, and Nat Sarju for hosting fundraisers.)

As a volunteer-run organization, WYSE has always been sustained through the passion of our mentors, mentees, alumni, and donors. Through each donation, we are able to better support our branches with stronger programming, more resources, and making sure all of the nuts-and-bolts of each branch are running smoothly.

Did you know…?

  • 98% of WYSE mentees would recommend WYSE to other girls.

  • 98% of WYSE college mentors believe WYSE helped them be more involved in in their community.

  • 100% of WYSE mentees believe WYSE helped them gain confidence in their ability to make healthy decisions to achieve their goals.

Thanks again to all of you, for any donation or volunteer minute you gave to WYSE. Thanks to our amazing community, WYSE continues in our mission to empower young women by providing the resources and support necessary to make positive life choices and create community change.

Check out our WYSE mentors sharing their gratitude from branch to branch! We're feeling inspired, and have included some inspiring words in between. 😊


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

- Helen Keller

Marquette WYSE

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

- Amelia Earhart


“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.”

- Shonda Rhimes

Tulane WYSE

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

- Mother Teresa

WYSE is always looking to grow our community of volunteers or donors. Donate today or if you are interested in learning more, you can email us at:

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