The Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund



The Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund (known as the "Bettie Brand Fund")  began in 2009 by daughter, Candace Brand Kaspers (former Chair of the Atlanta YWCA Board of Directors) and son, Jeffrey Brand, to honor their mother and all mothers and special others who contribute so much to their families and communities.



The Bettie Brand Fund gives stipends to "provide women in need with a hand up, so they may live with dignity and independence." Women chosen to receive stipends must agree to 'pay it forward' in whatever way they can and whenever they are ready.


Give A Hand Up Not A Handout

We annually award stipends of up to $10,000 to women who are in financial need and can use a stipend to move towards achieving financial independence for themselves. The stipends may only be used within the state of Georgia.


What We Care About

We've empowered 27 women so far, including a wounded army veteran and a domestic abuse survivor, encouraging them to 'pay it forward'. 


Learn How The Spirit Award Has Changed The Lives Of Our Recipients!




Spotlight on Success: "I finished strong" - Ballalaine Rose Davies, a 2021 recipient, used her stipend to enroll in a life coaching certification program, further advancing her personal and professional growth, and mentoring other women.


Community Partnerships and Sponsors

We collaborate with 30 Partner organizations to identify potential Spirit Award candidates and key Sponsor companies, ensuring a holistic experience and impact.


Get Engaged/Key Events

  • "Circle of Friends" Gathering -  March 21st, 5:30-7:30pm, Canoe Restaurant, Paces Room, (valet parking and self parking). Learn The Different Ways You Can Help Support Our Mission!
  • "A Taste of Love - Dishes To Honor A Mother's Legacy" - 6-7pm, May 9th!

 A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER FEATURING:   Chef Daryl Shular, Certified Master Chef

 Read more about Chef Shular:  Daryl Shular Hospitality Group


When you make a purchase of $200 or more you are also automatically entered to win one of our fantastic prizes:

  • Chef Daryl Shular, CMC, Daryl Shular Hospitality Group, Value: $5,000 -           Private In-Home Chef's Dinner with Wine; Guest Count: 6; Dinner Style:            Plated 4 Course with Bread Service.
  • George McKerrow, Jr., Co-founder and CEO of Ted's Montana Grill, Value: $500 - Up to 10 attendees to enjoy dinner at Ted's Montana Grill in the Ted's Room.  
  • Become a Donor, Volunteer, or Share a Tribute In Honor or Memory of a Loved One and Have a Special Place on the Bettie Brand Tributes List
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We extend our deepest thanks to our partners and donors for their unwavering support!

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