A network for and by women
International network of women working together for the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross. The mission of Tiffany Circle in Switzerland is to achieve a sustainable change in the lives of the most underprivileged women. We do this by helping the women become more self-reliant, so that they can take a first step out of the situation of poverty and isolation, which often passes from generation to generation. After all, a powerful mother is better able to take care of herself and her children and to participate fully in society. As a result, her children have a better chance of a better future.
We use the Theory of Change methodology to measure the impact of our projects. Tiffany Circle will be investing in projects in Switzerland and around the world.
OUR MISSION : 1 + 1 = 3
We believe in the power of women which strengthen generations, families and communities.
Women often live in different living conditions, but almost always play the caring role: mother, wife, grandmother, colleague, friend. They invest about 90% of their income to her family in the form of education, health and nutrition.
Studies show that when women are empowered, the whole society benefits. Healthy and powerful women have a positive influence on the development of children and the family.
Participating in Tiffany Circle means using Time, Talent and Treasure. Members of Tiffany Circle not only give money, but also their time and talent, for our projects and for our network.
MOVEMENT ACROSS THE WORLD
Founded in 2007 by the American Red Cross, the Tiffany Circle is a global, women-only giving circle. It engages dynamic women from all backgrounds and corners of the globe to come together to forge friendships and to further the work of the Red Cross through its powerful network.
As a member, you will have the opportunity to be actively involved. You can choose to attend a series of unique, informative and engaging events throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with a diverse group of successful and passionate women throughout the country and at international events all over the world. Members will receive invitations to international Tiffany Circle events in America and other locations as the network expands around the world – for example the annual national summit in Washington D.C.
Tiffany Circle arround the world
The Tiffany Circle currently has branches in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Tiffany Circle members collectively determine the goals of the circle.
In January 2020 we started a Tiffany Circle in Switzerland. With this unique initiative you’ll become part of a strong growing movement of active and dedicated women engaged around a conviction: their ability to make things happen.
RED CROSS: INSEPARABLE
Tiffany Circle is closely linked to the Red Cross. Members are therefore directly involved in the relief efforts of the Red Cross and are given the opportunity to learn about the challenges within emergency relief and the working methods of the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is a worldwide network of more than 17 million volunteers in 192 countries. This means that the Red Cross is always on the spot. And because of its neutral position, the Red Cross can continue to provide assistance, even in conflict areas. Read more information about the Red Cross brand and its work at www.redcross.ch
Tiffany Circle: History
The Tiffany Circle is named after the beautiful windows produced by Tiffany Studios in 1917 for the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington D.C. The windows were funded by the Women’s Relief Corps of the North and the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the South as an act of reconciliation and hope following the end of the American Civil War. A grant of $5,000 each was made to honor the work of women in the mission. The total sum of $10,000 remains a symbolic amount for the Tiffany Circle.
The women in these windows personify virtues synonymous with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: hope, mercy, charity, truth and fortitude. Members of the Tiffany Circle provide living examples of these virtues in their local communities, by ensuring the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life’s emergencies.