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The Women's Fund's High-End Fashion Consignment Sale
The Women's Fund is bringing you current, high-end fashions at amazing prices – all while benefiting The Women’s Fund’s mission of supporting women and girls in Middle Tennessee. Last year, the inagural High-End Fashion Consignment Sale helped raise over $17,000 to benefit our mission.
Drop-Off: January 26-28, 2014
Pre-Sale Party: Thursday, January 30, 2014 (6 - 8 p.m.)
Consignment Sale: Friday, January 31, 2014 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and Saturday, February 1, 2014 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Consignors receive 60% of their sale proceeds. Checks will be mailed within two weeks after the sale. A donation report for tax purposes may be printed from the Consignor Homepage if your tags were marked for donation and items were not sold.
If you would like to donate* 100% of your profits to The Women’s Fund, we will price and tag your items for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Donated items must be received by Friday, January 17, 2014.
Sale homepage: www.mysalemanager.net/hom_start.aspx?partnercode=TWFS
New Consignor Registration: www.mysalemanager.net/reg_start.aspx?partnercode=TWFS&type=new
Returning Consignor Registration: www.mysalemanager.net/reg_start.aspx?partnercode=TWFS
Consignor Rules and Accepted Items
Current fashions only (all seasons).
Shoes may show some wear but be in like-new condition.
No maternity, undergarment, socks, tights or swimsuits.
Please double-check ALL consigned items. Items with even the smallest stain and outdated styles will NOT be accepted! We reserve the right to go through your items and choose not to accept them for this sale.
Local lines of clothing and jewelry are happily accepted.
“Mall brands" such as J.Crew and Anthropologie will be accepted and placed on a separate and highly discounted rack. Items from stores such as Gap, Old Navy and Target will not be accepted.
How do you price? Suggestions: mark all clothing 65-85% off retail value. Stores SLASH prices these days. If you want your items to compete with this reality, mark them rock bottom. The lower the price, the more likely it is to sell.
If you would like to discount your items on Saturday, Feb. 1, elect "Check to Discount" and your items will be sold at the Half Price Sale on Saturday.
If you wish to donate your items that do not sell to charity, select the "Check to Donate" box.
Create all tags using our online tagging system.
Price in $1 increments only.
Indicate a size with a number - no S, M or L.
Use good item descriptions. (If a tag becomes separated from an item, we do our best to locate it. A good description will allow us to search the online inventory.)
Print tags on white cardstock with black ink.
Print a new tag if you edit information.
Hang clothes on wire hangers with the hook facing left.
Attach tags vertically to the upper right side of clothing with a safety pin.
Pin or tie shoes together - no shoeboxes. Use plastic bags only for shoes without laces.
Ensure that tape does not cover the barcode.
Drop Off Information
Schedule your drop off appointment from the Consignor Homepage link above. Please keep your scheduled appointment time.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to create and print tags.
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
No items may be picked up before 2:30 p.m.
Items will be sorted by consignor number.
If you are unable to come at this time, you need to make arrangements for someone else to pick up your items.
All remaining items will be donated to charity promptly at 4:30 p.m. No exceptions!
If you intend to donate unsold items, please make sure your tags are marked correctly. You may print a donations report from the Consignor Homepage. The donations report will list ONLY those items which were correctly marked for donation AND were unsold. We cannot provide a donations report for items which were sorted for pick-up but were not picked up by the consignor. All remaining items will be donated promptly at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Directions to Sale
Junior League of Nashville
2202 Crestmoor Road
Nashville, TN 37215
Parking lot around back, across from The Mall of Green Hills
Q. What color ink should I use for tagging?
A. We only accept black ink.
Q. If I change the price of an item, do I have to print a new tag?
A. Yes, you must print a new tag. The barcode contains the information that was entered into the computer at the time it was printed. If you make a change online, you must print a new tag to reflect the new information.
Q. I have participated in past Women’s Fund sales. Can I still use my same consignor number?
A. If you consigned with us using MySale Manager, you may use your same consignor number. Otherwise, you will need to register as a new consignor to receive a number.
Q. What do I do if I cannot pickup my items on Sunday between 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.?
A. You need to make arrangements for someone else to get your items. All remaining items will be donated at 4:30 p.m. No exceptions!
Q. May I pickup my items early on Sunday?
Q. Do I have to find my items on Sunday during pickup?
A. No, we sort all items that are not marked for donation.
Q. What if one of my items is missing at pickup on Sunday?
A. We do our best to keep up with your inventory. If a tag is missing, we try to locate your item through the system. Unfortunately sometimes theft does occur. We do not compensate for missing items.
Q. What if a tag is missing from an item?
A. We can look up inventory on our software. If you have entered a good description, we can usually find the item and print a new tag.
Q. What do I do if I am having trouble printing my tags from a MAC?
A. When you print, uncheck the “Print headers and footers” option on the print screen in Safari. If this does not work, you may need to shrink the tags to 95%.
Q. I have additional questions, who should I contact?
A. Please send an email with your questions to email@example.com.
Lisa Ling announced speaker at 16th annual Power of the Purse®
The Power of the Purse® Luncheon
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Music City Center
purchase tickets and tributes
Save the date for the 16th annual The Power of the Purse® Luncheon. Each year, the luncheon brings prominent women from across the country to Middle Tennessee to speak about women’s ability to make a difference and to celebrate women and giving.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Lisa Ling
As a respected veteran journalist, Ling has reported on stories from around the globe, from going undercover to investigate the under-age sex trafficking of minors in Washington D.C. to covering the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda.
Ling is currently executive producer and host of Our America on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has served as a correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC News' Nightline, and National Geographic's Explorer, and she was a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.
Ling is the co-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home, which she penned with her sister, Laura. She is a co-founder of www.SecretSocietyofWomen.com, a contributor to www.iVolunteer.org and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Museum.
Click here to learn more about the 16th annual The Power of the Purse® Luncheon.
A Celebration of Women Tribute Book - Packages on Sale Now
Honor the special women in your life with a tribute in The Women’s Fund A Celebration of Women Tribute Book.
Portrait sessions with professional photographer Ashley Hylbert are included in your purchase of a tribute package! Take advantage of this opportunity to have a beautiful photograph that's yours forever, while honoring the special women in your life and supporting The Women's Fund.
Tribute books will be distributed at The Power of the Purse® Luncheon and in the May issue of Nfocus.
The deadline is January 31, 2014.
2014 Tribute Book Photo Schedule
Ashley Hylbert, Photographer
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
To schedule appointment email: Cassiesturdivant@gmail.com
Sunday, November 9, 2013 – Cheekwood
Friday, November 29, 2013 – Cheekwood
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Loews Hotel
Sunday, January 12, 2014 – Loews Hotel
Onsite Corporate/Sponsor shoots additional $500
Onsite individual custom tributes purchased by donor additional $350
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lipscomb University, Ezell Center
Open to the public at no charge
Light lunch will be served
Click here to register
On November 13, 2013, The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will host its second in a series of educational forums on human sex trafficking in our state. The 2012 Women’s Fund Forum was a great success and provided the local community with an overview of the prevalence and seriousness of this horrendous crime within our own state’s borders.
This year we plan to expand on that discussion by connecting the dots and delving into the societal reasons that young women end up being trafficked and what we can do to help prevent this terrible cycle.
We hope you will join us at Lipscomb University’s Ezell Center during the lunch hour for a light meal and conversation, to strategize how we, as a community, can take steps to improve the lives of teenage girls across our state and help stop human sex trafficking.
The Forum includes a panel discussion with knowledgeable individuals who have unique perspectives on this issue, especially as it relates to the ways that young women become victims of sex trafficking.
Dorinda Carter – Communications Director, Tennessee Department of Correction
Ryan Dalton – Co-Founder, Rescue Forensics
Rachel Freeman – Vice President of Clinical Services, Sexual Assault Center
Margie Quin – Assistant Special Agent in Charge, TBI
Derri Smith – Founder and Executive Director, End Slavery Tennessee
Rep. Mark White – District 83, Shelby County
Randy Spivey – Academic Director, Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice and Society
The Inaugural Women's Fund Forum
IMPORTANT RESOURCE ANNOUNCED: www.StopSexTraffickingInTN.com
See below for additional resources.
The first Women’s Fund Forum, which took place November 7, 2012, was an initial step to figure out together how our community can improve the lives of girls and women across our state, and help stop human sex trafficking.
According to a 2011 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) report, in Davidson County alone, there were more than 100 cases of sex trafficking reported in a year. Shelby, Knox and Coffee counties all reported at least 100 cases of similar trafficking, and 85 percent of all Tennessee counties reported at least one case of the trafficking of minors.
Here is video from the inaugural Women's Fund Forum, courtsey of NPT.
Resources on Human Trafficking
Tennessee Human Trafficking Resource Hotline: 1-855-558-6484
End Slavery Tennessee’s initiative to create a slave-free Tennessee:
Magdalene and Thistle Farms statement on human sex trafficking:
Comprehensive fact sheets from the Office of Refugee Resettlement:
Polaris Project, and its National Human Trafficking Resource Center, works exclusively on the issue of human trafficking:
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) report, "Tennessee Human Sex Trafficking and Its Impact on Children and Youth (2011)"
For more statitiscs and information about this issue in Tennessee, click here to read an article recently published by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The Women’s Fund is dedicated to increasing support in Middle Tennessee for programs serving women and girls. The Women’s Fund was established within The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in 1994 by a committee of community leaders who wanted to invest in long-term solutions for transforming the lives of women and girls, improving the well-being of our entire community.
The Women's Fund awards grant funding to programs addressing:
• Achievement of economic self-sufficiency for women
• Prevention of violence and crime against women and girls
• Promotion of health and physical well-being and talent for women and girls
Learn More About The Women's Fund:
A Permanent Endowment
The Women’s Fund is working to become Middle Tennessee’s leading resource for identifying and supporting the needs of women and girls. As the only endowed fund of this kind, by building our capital to $10 million we can effect powerful social change within our constituencies.
Through our endowment within The Community Foundation, the interest generated from the Fund is given annually to provide support to programs dedicated to helping women and girls in our community. As the principal grows, so does our ability to meet crucial needs and effect social change.
At $10 million, our ability to address current needs in our community will increase almost fivefold to $500,000 annually, enabling The Women’s Fund to not only address immediate needs, but also to address the root cause of the needs – to help craft solutions and effect social change. Growing the endowment enables us to shift from intervention to prevention, from temporary to permanent, and from short-term to transformative. Unmet needs will be met. Women’s lives will be transformed.
We are building on a solid foundation – more than 15 years of providing the vehicle for women-led change in the lives of women and girls and, as a result, their families and community. The Women’s Fund has been a catalyst, identifying challenges, marshaling resources and pursuing opportunities, and has granted more than $614,000 to over 70 area nonprofits in Middle Tennessee.
We have come so far, and yet we have only just begun to meet the tremendous challenges that lie ahead for women and girls in Middle Tennessee. To connect more individuals and families with resources that bring health, hope, education and enrichment, The Women’s Fund seeks to grow its endowment and grantmaking abilities.
We have the opportunity to focus on women-led solutions by providing leadership and stewardship in identifying the needs and supporting solutions. Together, we can unite money, ideas and actions to create lasting change for women and girls, their families and our community.
To learn about opportunities to contribute toward our endowment building goal, contact us at 615-321-4939.
The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation is For Women … For Generations.
Thanks to its generous supporters and volunteers, The Women's Fund has made grants of more than $769,000 to nonprofit organizations providing a range of services to support women and girls throughout Middle Tennessee.
The Women’s Fund is committed to continue growing our endowment and grantmaking capability for the benefit of countless women and girls throughout Middle Tennessee.
2012 The Women’s Fund Grant Recipients
Bridges of Williamson County – To provide support to individuals who are seeking legal protection from domestic violence through the judicial system.
Community Homeless Outreach & Support/The Brooks House – Provide preventive and corrective physical/dental/vision care and necessary medications for 40 homeless women returning to the work force.
Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation – To provide screening mammograms, diagnostic breast services and education on breast cancer to uninsured and underinsured women.
Domestic Violence Program, Inc. – To enhance emergency services, court advocacy/ counseling to elder abuse victims including rural and disabled, and limited English speaking seniors.
Faith Family Medical Clinic – To provide medical exams for 50 uninsured, low-income women.
Families in Crisis, Inc. – To provide emergency shelter and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.
Friends in General – To provide free mammograms to uninsured or indigent women with no access to breast health services.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee – To provide financial assistance to girls who would like to attend spring or summer camp.
Girls on the Run Nashville – To provide 70 girls the opportunity to participate in a life changing character development program.
Haven of Hope – To provide case management, licensed counseling and housing assistance services for shelter and outreach clients.
Mary Parrish Center – To help defray costs of health care, transportation, food and essential needs for residents.
Maury County Center Against Domestic Violence/Hope House – To provide compassionate and holistic therapeutic counseling services to assist in the journey to personal healing.
Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation – To provide wigs, camisoles, mammograms, lymphadema garments and gas cards for cancer patients who cannot afford these items.
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee – To provide transition preparation for multicultural girls entering high school and support groups for Hispanic victims of abuse.
Morning Star Sanctuary – To provide emergency funding for bus passes, child care, perscription drugs, school supplies, glasses, and more for shelter residents.
Nashville Peacemakers – To develop and implement a mothers' grief support group to transform grief into action aimed at reducing gang violence.
Nashville Public Television Council – To produce a documentary on domestic violence in Tennessee, exploring its causes and the impact on victims - Click here to watch the Nashville Public Television (NPT) documentary, “NPT Reports: Domestic Violence: Living in Fear.”
Renewal House – To provide intensive outpatient addiction treatment for 60 women, including a specialized pregnancy and postpartum program expansion.
Sexual Assault Center – To provide therapy to a minimum of 30 low-income females who have been victims of sexual assault.
Tennessee Alliance for Progress – To provide resources for and empowerment of women who want to start green businesses.
United Neighborhood Health Services – To create an incentive program to assure that teen mothers and their infants are in regular care.
The Women’s Fund Advisory Board is comprised of community leaders who believe deeply in ensuring that the needs of women and girls in Middle Tennessee are met both today and tomorrow. Our Advisory Board members are a diverse group of women with a common passion for our community and the desire to improve the lives of all of its women and children.
Our 2013-2014 Board Members
Patricia Carswell – Advisory Board Chair
Andrea Wait Carlton
Susan Short Jones
Laura Smith Tidwell
Judy Liff Barker
Colleen Conway Welch
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Carolyn Cavalier Rosenberg