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Support Les Femmes de Substance's Annual Women's Retreat

Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
70 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 12:00 AM EST
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Support Les Femmes de Substance's Annual Women's Retreat

Les Femmes de Substance is a student-run organization that provides professional growth to women of color at Cornell University. The organization creates a sisterhood in which its members learn from each other and simultaneously develop in the professional world. LFDS empowers women to pursue any and every aspiration by providing a foundation of sisterhood, educational experiences, and mentorship. 


Our annual Women of Substance Retreat is especially instrumental to pursuing our mission of inspiring women to lead and crystalize sisterhood. During the off-campus retreat each year, the Les Femmes executive board invites the women of Cornell to spend a weekend participating in workshops and social events that teach essential skills and foster success in all future endeavors. It is important for young women of color to have access to successful women and mentors who they can relate to. The environment provided at the retreat, as well as other LFDS events, helps to affirm and support the empowerment of women of color. Les Femmes de Substance knows that representation of women of color in the professional world matters.

We aim to keep the price of attendance for our events as low as possible, given that we want to make our learning opportunities accessible to all women of color at Cornell, regardless of income.We have been fortunate to hold this retreat for the past twelve years because of the donations from generous organizations and alumni. If you are interested in our mission and support our cause, please support our fundraiser for $8,000. The total amount raised will directly support the costs of the retreat and other important events of Les Femmes de Substance. Thank you for your support.

Choose a giving level


Friend of Les Femmes

Your gift helps to purchase marketing materials and small gifts for attendees of the retreat.


Meal Sponsor

Your gift helps provide meals for retreat attendees. We will give verbal shout outs during meal times to donors who give at this level.


Sponsor of Substance

Your gift contributes to the core of our retreat programming. All donors at this level will be recognized in our print program.


Sponsor of Diligence

Your gift will help make this year's retreat special. Donors who give at this level will be recognized in our print program and during our closing remarks.


Sponsor of Distinction

Your gift will help us decrease the cost of attendance for our participants. Donors who give at this level will be recognized in our print program and during opening and closing remarks.


Sponsor of Excellence

Sponsors of Excellence provide us funds necessary to make the retreat a true professional development experience. help make our retreat a true professional development experience. Sponsors of Excellence are invited to attend and give remarks. Your name will be prominently displayed on conference materials.