Among these remarkable individuals stands Ana, a courageous mother and caregiver whose journey into entrepreneurship began with the unwavering support of FOB and the Cultural Center of Batahola Norte (CCBN). Despite facing numerous challenges, Ana’s determination knows no bounds as she balances household chores, caring for her children, and preparing for her business—a true testament to her resilience and commitment to creating a better future for her family.

Ana’s story epitomizes the transformative power of entrepreneurship supported by FOB. With the mission to provide art, cultural, and educational opportunities for the most vulnerable in Managua, FOB is changing lives. The P&G Alumni Foundation is proud to partner alongside sponsoring alum Dave Stickel to empower women like Ana to break the cycle of poverty and unemployment.

The project’s objective is clear: to meet the need for sustainable and stable incomes for women and their families. Through entrepreneurial training, personal development workshops, and an ‘Entrepreneurship Fair,’ Ana and 24 other women will receive the support and mentorship they need to start their own businesses.

But Ana’s journey is just one chapter in FOB’s larger narrative of impact and empowerment. Together, we can create a brighter future where every woman has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Join us in celebrating Ana, FOB, and the transformative power of women’s entrepreneurship in building stronger, more resilient communities.

SF Bay Area Chapter: Join Us for the Annual Wine Country Gathering

It’s that time of year again to plan for our Annual Wine Country Gathering, and we’re aiming for an even bigger and better event this time around. Our generous chapter board member and host, Karen DeGolia, graciously invites you to her winery, Limerick Lane, for three exciting events over the weekend of July 26th to 27th.

SF Bay Area Chapter Event

Date: Friday, July 26, 2024

Location: Limerick Lane Cellars at 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Hosts: SF Chapter Board and Limerick Lane Cellars. We’re delighted to be joined by some global chapter leaders who will also be in town for a PGAN Leadership Summit.


  • 4:00 pm Welcome at Winery – Hosted by Shantini, Julie, and Diane
  • 4:10 pm Rocky Knoll Tour: A guided walk-and-talk about the vineyard & winemaking (led by Karen). Don’t miss the chance for an on-location photo opportunity.
  • 5:00 pm Farmhouse Reception – Poolside Wine Tasting & Networking with Foundation and Global Chapter Leaders
  • 8:00 pm Casual Dinner Meetup for those staying nearby – Location TBD

Cost: $75 per person for catering; wine is complimentary, courtesy of Karen.

To secure your spot at our social gathering, kindly register soon!

Register Soon

Warm regards,

Shantini, Julie and Diane – SF Bay Area Chapter Board 


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Our team of experienced and ICF-certified P&G Alumni Coaches is ready to partner with you on this journey. Remember, the journey toward joy and fulfilment is ongoing—a beautifully endless cycle of discovery, growth, and transformation.

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P&G Alumni Foundation: Savor & Support: Dinner in the Vineyard at Limerick Lane Cellars

Join fellow Alumni for our annual Vineyard Experience hosted by Limerick Lane Cellars, the P&G Alumni Foundation, and the P&G Alumni San Francisco Bay Area Chapter at the beautiful Limerick Lane vineyard (1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg, CA 95448).  Choose some or all of the options:

RSVP Form here

  • Saturday, July 27, 2024 – Savor & Support: Dinner in the Vineyard at Limerick Lane Cellars for the P&G Alumni Foundation
    $230 per person, with wine generously donated by Karen and net proceeds benefiting the Alumni Foundation
    – Honorary Guest Hosts include Chip Bergh, retired President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., and Tarang Amin, Chairman and CEO at e.l.f. Beauty
    – 5:00pm Welcome Poolside with toasts by Deb Kielty (P&G Alumni Foundation Board Chair and former P&G VP)
    – then stroll over to tables set in the historic 1910 vineyard for an exceptional dinner prepared by the acclaimed Sonoma restaurant The Girl & The Fig which will be perfectly paired with wines from the estate plus comments by P&G alum and Limerick Lane Cellars Karen Francis DeGolia
  • Friday, July 26 or Sunday, July 28, 2024 – Golf at Mayacama Golf Club
    $300 per person if playing with Karen. Fees include required caddies. 
    Enjoy the private club and Jack Nicklaus designed course deemed one of the top-100 courses in America. Tee times TBD based on course and your availability. Let us know your timing on the RSVP form in the comments.
Wines are available for optional purchase onsite, online, or by joining the wine club with 10% of proceeds donated to the P&G Alumni Foundation. Please see information on the website (limericklanewines.com) or club@limericklanewines.com for assistance. For electronic purchases, please email pgalumfoundation@limericklanewines.com with your order number to give credit for the proceeds.
For a suggested nearby hotel, please click here. The closest airport is STS (or Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport located 7 miles northwest of downtown Santa Rosa). Note that wine flies free out of STS.

But Fati’s story is just one chapter in AtEG’s larger narrative of impact and empowerment. Thanks to the generous support of the PGAF grant, AtEG is expanding its reach to train 180 women in soap-making, braiding/plaiting, dying, milk processing, henna, and pottery.   Trainees will be residents of Faladie as well as the IDP camp in Zantiguila.  The camp is for those displaced by terrorists and made to live in a camp built over an active garbage dump.  The women involved will not only gain valuable skills but also improve living conditions for more than 1000 members of the community.

The PGAF would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsoring alum, James Bisbee, who spent 24 years at P&G in PSO in the U.S. James’s commitment to empowering women and communities is creating the ability to create lasting change. The PGAF is honored to support his work with Arts to End Genocide.

As we celebrate Fati, James, and all the extraordinary women of AtEG, let’s reaffirm our commitment to supporting women’s empowerment and creating a more inclusive and equitable world for all. Together, we can build a future where every woman has the opportunity to shine and succeed. 🌟

The Foundation invests in global programming that contributes toward real employment, financial independence, and the economic well-being of those served. The core areas supported are:

  1. Job skills development & vocational training
  2. Business-related skills education & training
  3. Entrepreneurial or business ventures viable in local communities

Review Eligibility Requirements, Vetting Procedures, and Submission Details here.

Learn more about our 2023 Grant Recipients here.

For general application or content questions contact: Sue Wilke

For system or technology questions contact: Patrick Hartnett

About the P&G Alumni Foundation:

The P&G Alumni Foundation, the charitable arm of the P&G Alumni Network, has a mission of creating opportunities for those less fortunate – a mission grounded in the shared values that unite us as Alumni. Through strategic grant-making, the Foundation improves the quality of life worldwide by economically empowering individuals in need to achieve greater financial independence and economic well-being for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

Bringing its mission to life, the Foundation invests in programs and projects that contribute toward real and sustainable employment. What makes us unique is that a P&G Alumni sponsor must be actively and meaningfully involved with the charitable organization making a grant request. Learn more or donate by visiting our website.