January 23, 2018

It's a wrap! 2017 Hollywood Suite Gift-matching campaign, a success!

Thank you for helping us raise over $10,000 to support the Foundation for WIFT-T!

At the end of 2017, the Foundation for WIFT-T received a generous donation of $5,000 from Hollywood Suite to support the impactful career development that WIFT-T provides women in the screen-based industry.

And, if that wasn’t enough, Hollywood Suite also announced that the Foundation would be the recipient of a special holiday gift-matching campaign: any new funds raised in December, up to $10,000, would be matched dollar-for-dollar. WOW!

To help us reach our goal, we came to you—our community— and with your incredible support, we surpassed it! $10,578 was raised between December 1-31.

We at Hollywood Suite are ecstatic to have surpassed our fundraising goal, and are inspired by Canadians’ commitment and generosity to this initiative – what a way to kick off 2018! We are at a cultural crossroads, and hope that this positive step will help elevate the voices of women in our field, and contribute to creating safe and equitable work environments for all.

~Ellen Baine, VP, Programming, Hollywood Suite.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated. Your contribution will help us provide even more support for women in 2018. Special thanks to Hollywood Suite for championing greater diversity and inclusion in the industry and leading by example.

Stay tuned for updates on initiatives that are made possible because of these donations.

Missed our holiday gift-matching campaign? You can still make a difference for women in the industry by donating to the Foundation for WIFT-T at anytime.

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