Women leading through philanthropy. Women leading through philanthropy.
140 years ago, Clara Barton established the American Red Cross by engaging talented, committed and compassionate women dedicated to saving lives. In 2006, her legacy continued when the Tiffany Circle was formed to unite and engage a group of generous and highly-involved women to continue to ensure that the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life's emergencies.
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The Tiffany Circle is a community of women leaders who advance the American Red Cross mission through a focused investment of time, talent and treasure by engaging women locally, nationally and internationally.
The Tiffany Circle takes its name from the historic stained glass windows in the Board of Governors Hall at Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. Installed in 1917, the windows were commissioned from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios. The windows cost $10,000 and were jointly purchased by women of the north and women of the south, as an act of reconciliation and hope. Tiffany Circle members from across the country, each donate $10,000 or more annually to support the American Red Cross.
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 our website for current and future Tiffany Circle members. Read member profiles, find out about upcoming events, 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.
Tiffany Circle Leadership
The Tiffany Circle National Council oversees the strategy and direction of the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross. The Council consists of Tiffany Circle members in good standing who are elected by the Council to serve a three-year term. Volunteer members must be at least a second year and current Tiffany Circle member having made an annual gift to the American Red Cross of $10,000 or more.