Tiffany Circle: Society of Women Leaders

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A Society of Women Leaders and Philanthropists

The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists. By investing $10,000 or more annually in the American Red Cross of Massachusetts, Tiffany Circle members follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public through times of war and peace with disaster assistance, blood collection, safety training, and countless other community assistance services. Members of the Tiffany Circle save lives, change lives, and strengthen their local communities through a focused investment of their time, talent and treasure.

The Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts was founded in 2006. The members of the Massachusetts Tiffany Circle form a powerful network of women who see the results of their investments through the humanitarian work of the Massachusetts Region. They demonstrate their compassion for others through Red Cross volunteer work, build relationships with other community leaders, and inspire future generations to give their time, talent and resources to ensure there will always be an American Red Cross of Massachusetts for those in need.

To learn more about the Tiffany Circle and how you can become a part of this society of women donors, contact Jill Ginsburg, Major Gift Officer, (617) 274-5364 or Jill.Ginsburg@redcross.org.

Tiffany Circle Member Donor Experiences

Tiffany Circle members have the opportunity to develop a deeper connection with the Red Cross through mission experiences and regular communication.
  • Opportunities to participate in hands-on local mission experiences including the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and other volunteer activities. These are organized through local chapters and regions.
  • Invitation to a Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. held at the national headquarters for the American Red Cross. This national event offers members the opportunity to enhance their philanthropic leadership through educational and inspirational sessions led by prominent speakers. Members meet fellow philanthropists from around the world and share Red Cross stories and best practices.
  • Subscription to the Tiffany Circle e-newsletter, The Torch, which is circulated every other month. The newsletter includes recent program updates, chapter and member news and any national event invitations.
  • Access to The Source, a social media website exclusively for Tiffany Circle members. This members-only site includes member profiles, events, updates, blog, photos and more.
  • Invitation to annual “State of the Red Cross” call. Tiffany Circle members are invited to this call hosted by American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern. This is typically hosted in the spring.
  • On those occasions of disaster or critical breaking news of the American Red Cross, a National Update Call will be created to include our Tiffany Circle members.
  • Recognition by the local chapter on a Donor Roll Call

Annual Tiffany Circle Luncheon

The 5th Annual Tiffany Circle Luncheon, hosted at the Ritz Carlton on June 7th, 2016, was a resounding success. Gathering the Tiffany Circle Members every year at this event is always an inspiration and an honor, observing this community of women leader’s unwavering support to the mission of the American Red Cross. This year, Board and Tiffany Circle member Geri Denterlein warmly welcomed the women and their guests, starting off the event with her ever-present enthusiasm for the Tiffany Circle women and their impact. The first of the keynote speakers, Geoff DeLizzio, C.O.O. of the American Red Cross Capital Region, delivered valuable advice on emergency and disaster preparedness for individuals, organizations, and communities. The second speaker, Juliette Kayyem, shared her wisdom accrued from years as former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security for President Obama and newly published author of her book, “Security Mom.” A Massachusetts native, Kayyem sp oke of natural disasters and attacks in Boston that affected her personally and professionally, noting that the role of a parent and of a security expert largely overlap. Last, but far from least, was Boston Marathon Bombing survivor, and now marathon finisher, Adrianne Haslet. A professional ballroom dancer, Adrianne lost her leg in the April 2013 attacks. Her message was not that bravery is the absence of fear, but being afraid and moving forward despite that fear. Adrianne’s speech left many members of the audience in tears, including Susan Black, who followed Adrianne’s speech echoing the consensus that everyone listening was in awe of Haslet’s resilience. Susan, the new Regional Chair of the Tiffany Circle, also touched on the sisterhood that the Tiffany Circle members feel towards each other, sharing the passion each member has towards the mission of the American Red Cross. The previous chair of the Tiffany Circle, Robin Redfield, was honored with a p laque, commemorating her decade of service. Robin assisted American Red Cross of Massachusetts CEO, Ralph Boyd, in presenting each Tiffany Circle member with her Tiffany & Co. charm for their bracelets, commemorating how many years each member has given her time, treasure, and talent to the organization. Geri Denterlein closed the event by reiterating the gratitude that the Red Cross feels for the Tiffany Circle members and the inspiration, information, and appreciation that overflowed the event. We hope for an equally as outstanding Tiffany Circle of Massachusetts luncheon in 2017.