The Women’s Business Council’s Adopted Nonprofit program began in 2002 as a means to educate and increase awareness of local nonprofit agencies, and to provide volunteer opportunities for members of the Women’s Business Council (WBC). Since its inception, the program has raised more than $50,000 for local nonprofits and has helped increase visibility for many worthy organizations in our region.
The 2019 Women’s Business Council’s Adopted Nonprofit is the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain, and anyone with a brain can affect epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation exists to #EndEpilepsy.
Throughout 2018, the WBC will collaborate with the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York to raise awareness and funds at WBC programs and at the WBC holiday fundraiser in December. For more information about Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, please visit https://www.epilepsy.com/local/northeastern-new-york