ORLANDO SENTINEL

Central Florida 100: Resolution for 2021: HELP A CAUSE

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Resolution for 2021: HELP A CAUSE: For 2021, before setting another New Year’s resolution to lose weight or spend more time at the gym, pick a cause that’s greater than yourself but closest to your heart, like the environment, feeding the...

Central Florida 100: MAJOR PHILANTHROPY

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: MAJOR PHILANTHROPY: MacKenzie Scott donated $4.2 billion the last four months to 384 chronically underfunded organizations addressing high poverty rates, food insecurity, and racial inequity. After giving away $1.7 billion to 116...

Central Florida 100: SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY: A military survey found 20,000 service members experienced sexual assault last year. A CBS News investigation revealed significant numbers were retaliated against. Nowhere is the “permissive” culture...

Central Florida 100: GO, NONPROFITS! & THANK YOU

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: GO, NONPROFITS! In the face of surging demand, from COVID-response to food banks to shelters, our nonprofits performed valiantly in 2020. Given that most nonprofits are without rainy-day funds in such a grueling financial year, I’m...

Central Florida 100: VICTIM-SERVICE CUTS: & TROUBLE FOR SHELTERS

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: VICTIM-SERVICE CUTS: The appropriations bill released in the U.S. Senate that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ) contains a devastating 40% cut ($1.1 billion) to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Last year, the non-taxpayer-funded...

Central Florida 100: HARRIS MAKES HISTORY & 2021 LEGISLATURE

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: HARRIS MAKES HISTORY: One hundred years after some women won the right to vote, Kamala Harris gave her first speech to the nation as vice president-elect. Harris – who’ll be the first female, first Black woman, and first Asian...

Central Florida 100: WOMEN AT WORK & STAYING IN THE SHADOWS

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: WOMEN AT WORK: A recent “Women in the Workplace” study found that one in four women are considering leaving the workforce or “downshifting” their careers due to COVID-19. Women of color and senior-level women (an already...

Central Florida 100: EDIFYING COLUMBUS: & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BUDGET CUTS

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: EDIFYING COLUMBUS: President Trump issued a proclamation celebrating Columbus Day and the explorer’s enduring “legacy” and “discovery.” Not only is Trump’s history wrong, but he’s whitewashing a murderer who committed genocide...

Central Florida 100: HELPING NONPROFITS & HOLD ABUSERS ACCOUNTABLE

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: HELPING NONPROFITS: Amid unprecedented suffering and increased demand for services, helping nonprofits has never been more urgent. Throughout COVID-19, nonprofits have stepped up in extraordinary ways, as community foundations,...