Sisterhood for Good reviews applications from organizations

The Sisterhood for Good- Fredericksburg, a women-only philanthropic group, met on March 6 for a nominating rally event.

The membership viewed 13 different nomination forms of area nonprofit organizations that were turned in by members of the newly formed group. Then, they narrowed the field to eight organizations in a ballot count.

“The top eight nonprofit organizations were: Christian Men’s Jobs Corps and Christian Women’s Jobs Corps (CMJC and CWJC), Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, Habitat for Humanity - Fredericksburg, Hill Country Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Hill Country Crisis Center, Golden Hub (Meals on Wheels), Mom Center and St. Mary’s Catholic School,” said Jayne Zirkel, public relations and event coordinator for The Community Foundation, the group which helps oversee the Sisterhood for Good.

Next, the group listened to fellow members talk about what good the organization is doing in the Gillespie area. After the speeches, they narrowed the field of eligible nonprofits down to three finalists.

“The three finalists are Hill Country CASA, Hill Country Crisis Center and Golden Hub,” Zirkel said. “Sisterhood for Good now moves into the next phase of the group’s mission: helping the finalists to create videos explaining their organization’s focus and mission.”

The group has contracted with Troy Sifford of to assist in video capture and creation.  Over the next six weeks, the finalists will create a video with Sifford’s help that will highlight their nonprofit story. 

On April 17, Sisterhood for Good will view the videos made by the three finalists and vote on which organization to grant monies to. 

For more information, call The Community Foundation at 830-896-8811, visit, or email Zirkel at

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