Founded by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has a long history of trailblazing women leaders. Tiffany Circle members have the privilege of continuing their legacy, turning our compassion into action.
Through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure, members of the Tiffany Circle are making a real and lasting difference for the people we serve. For a family who has lost everything to a home fire, a patient in need of lifesaving blood and a military veteran in need of support, the Red Cross delivers help and hope.
The Tiffany Circle of the California Gold Country Region is comprised of influential women leaders who selflessly offer their own unique stories, experiences and skills. Together they mobilize their collective commitment to the Red Cross through philanthropy and volunteer service.
Tiffany Circle members are offered unique opportunities to engage in the Red Cross mission and network with fellow philanthropic humanitarians.
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 women of the north and a $5,000 gift from women 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.
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