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Press Release: “Pass the Torch Day Celebrates Five Year Anniversary of Local Non-Profit”


Samantha Burke
Pass the Torch for Women Foundation

June 5th, 2019– We invite the community to participate in Pass the Torch Day on June 18th, a day celebrating the establishment of Pass the Torch for Women Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to create a community that guides women as they navigate their career pathways by providing mentorship and networking opportunities. Since its creation in 2014, the Foundation has served over three-hundred (300) female college students, one-hundred (100) Developing Professionals, and over one hundred (100) 500 Circle executive mentors.

Pass the Torch Day will also launch a new sixty-day fundraising campaign, with a goal of raising $50,000. This campaign will allow Pass the Torch for Women Foundation to increase its impact in supporting women across the nation. Proceeds will be used for a need-based mentee fund that will ensure mentees have a strong foundation of support for their personal, professional, and basic needs. Those interested in giving should visit on June 18th for more information.

The Foundation also invites supporters to join us in celebrating Pass the Torch Day by sharing why it is important to support and lift-up women. Participants can share their thoughts in a video clip on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by answering the question “Why do you pass your torch?”. Prizes will be given out for those who participate and tag the Foundation using #PassTorch4Women and #PTTDay.  

Companies can get involved in Pass the Torch Day by taking a group photo and sharing it on social media with the hashtag, as well as wearing purple on June 18th to show their support.

About Pass the Torch for Women Foundation (PTTFW): With their peers being in the minority within top decision-making levels, how do women create the connections that allow them to grow as leaders? How do they gain the skills and support to move up the ranks? The Pass the Torch for Women Foundation is addressing this issue in a unique and powerful way. We are creating a community of women and men committed to supporting women throughout their career lifecycles, from college students to emerging leaders to top executives.  This community comes together to provide mentoring, networking and professional development to help women reach their full potential.

For more information, please reference our blog about Pass the Torch Day at


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