Personal Reflections on Giving

By Agnes Ward Women’s Fund of Smith County When I was younger and thought about giving, I would reflect on the verse from Scripture, “Every one to whom much is given, of him much will be required…” I always thought this message meant sharing my possessions or giving...

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane

By Kristen Seeber Women’s Fund of Smith County  I’m a fan of Jon Bon Jovi. One of my favorite songs is “(You Want to) Make a Memory” from the “Lost Highway” album. The lyrics include, “You wanna make a memory? You wanna steal a piece of time? You can sing the melody...

Patriotism Inspires Giving

By Kristen Seeber Women’s Fund of Smith County  Our boys loved “The Patriot,” a film starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger. They were captivated by the stirring battle scenes and the journey Gibson’s character, Benjamin Martin, makes from pacifist to patriot. To this...

The Gender Gap in Giving

By Kristen Seeber Women’s Fund of Smith County Growing up in my family, the girls outnumbered the boys. My dad and older brother never stood a chance against my mom, my two younger sisters and me – all strong personalities. Our house was the hub for Girl Scout...

Simple Circle Gives Strength

By Kristen Seeber Women’s Fund of Smith County  The room was filled with light, love and laughter at a recent Women’s Fund luncheon, where we celebrated mothers, daughters and other women who inspire us. Members and guests were asked to think about and name a...

Two women. One family. Why WF?

By Cathy Primer Krafve Women’s Fund of Smith County Uber changed the way we travel. Fresh by Brookshire’s changed the way we cook. Have you ever heard a great idea and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” When I heard about a group of women pooling their resources...