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Communique: SkyWatch Bird Rescue Receives Significant Grant From Women's Impact Network

Amelia Mason (SkyWatch), Susan Henley (WIN), and Venus

Venus from SkyWatch

Women's Impact Network, or WIN, is a women's giving circle. It's an affiliate of the North Carolina

Community Networkwith the mission to maximize women's leadership in philanthropy and strengthen New Hanover County through collective giving. WIN has distributed $142,000 to local non-profits since its formation 5 years ago; this year, WIN granted $35,ooo to the non-profit SkyWatch Bird Rescue to upgrade its facilities and expand its rescue capacity.

SkyWatch Founder/Director Amelia Mason and 2016 Grants Committee Chair for WIN, Susan Henley, joined us in the studio to discuss the grant and how the money is being used. Listen above.

SkyWatch applied to WIN for this grant early this year under the Environment theme. Next year, the theme is Arts & CultureWIN will announce more information and guidelines for application in early 2017.