Tiffany Circle

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A Society of Women Leaders and Philanthropists

By investing $10,000 annually in their local American Red Cross chapters, these women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in 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 precedence. The society is named for the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall at 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 from the Women's Relief Corps of the North and $5,000 from the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the South.

The women in these windows personify virtues at work in 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 the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life's emergencies.

Tiffany Circle Member Benefits
Women may receive recognition as Tiffany Circle donors. In the case of family or family foundation donors, or corporate matches, the organization may choose the individual who may receive the following recognition.

  • An e-newsletter, The Torch, is circulated every 6 weeks to all Tiffany Circle members. The newsletter will include recent program updates, chapter and member news and any national event invitations.
  • Access to The Source, a social media site exclusively for Tiffany Circle members. The site will include a directory of members and allow for networking throughout the year.
  • A Tiffany & Co. bracelet and charm is given to all new Tiffany Circle donors. Renewing members will receive a Tiffany & Co. charm each year to be added to the bracelet.
  • 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 in events closest to the heart of the Red Cross.
  • All active Tiffany Circle members are invited to a Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in June of each year hosted by Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chairman of the Board of Governors, and the National Chair of the Tiffany Circle. The recognition event will feature presentations by prominent and inspiring women leaders in nationally known venues.
  • Local benefits, networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Local Donor Roll Call
  • Bonnie McElveen-Hunter Members receive a unique charm and an invitation to an exclusive reception at the Summit.
For more information about the Tiffany Circle, please contact Danika Trosen at or (612) 872-3207.

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