The Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists. By investing $10,000 annually in the American Red Cross, 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 Tiffany Circle, now in its sixth year, has raised over $30 million for the American Red Cross, making it the most successful initiative in the organization’s history. The society has grown from eight chapters in 2007, with 100 members, to over 70 chapters, with 650 members, and additional international outreach in Britain, Canada, France, Japan and Mexico.
The society is named in honor of the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall at the historic American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, DC.
These windows, produced by Tiffany Studios, were commissioned by Red Cross President Mabel Board man 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. (Mabel Boardman founded our Chapter in 1916.) 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. Join us in our vision of having the best-prepared, most responsive and fully engaged community before, during and after disasters.
If you are interested in joining our Tiffany Circle, please contact Yvette Soto at (609) 646-8330, ext. 206.