The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists who, by investing $10,000 annually in their local American Red Cross chapter, are following 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. The name Tiffany and the $10,000 amount have historical precedent in the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall in the Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C.
These windows, produced by the Tiffany Studios, were commissioned by Red Cross President Mabel Boardman in 1917. As an act of reconciliation and hope, they were paid for with a $5,000 gift by the Women’s Relief Corps of the North and $5,000 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the South. The symbols in these windows represent virtues of the Red Cross movement: hope, mercy, faith, charity, truth and fortitude. Members of the Tiffany Circle provide living examples of these virtues in their local communities, by ensuring that the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepared for and respond to life’s emergencies.
The Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross creates a powerful leadership network of women who want to change lives, save lives and strengthen their communities through a focused investment of their Time, Talent and Treasure.
For more information contact:
Gloria Danovitz, Chief Development Officer
American Red Cross South Florida Region
(305) 728-2520 or Gloria.Danovitz@redcross.org