Upcoming Events

Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG Campaign - May 3

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Midnight to Midnight
Anywhere!

Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG campaign is back! Mark your calendar and plan to donate to your favorite not-for-profits on May 3. More information coming soon...

Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
5907 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Seattle, WA 98118

Join us to visit our first two-time Pooled Fund Grant Award Winner Amara! Amara creates a better path for kids in foster care through a variety of programs and initiatives. We will tour Amara's brand new main office facility in South Seattle and hear directly from Amara’s leadership team, board members, and fellow WWF members about the impact of both our 2000 and 2015 Pooled Fund Grants.

WWF members and guests welcome!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other available dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, May 12, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Attend this event for the ultimate peer-to-peer learning experience! Hear presentations from your fellow WWF members who are serving on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee on what they've learned. This is also a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about exciting nonprofits serving our community and to be better informed for YOUR vote! The Grant Committee will report on the 15 proposals that received Site Visits in order to determine which 10 organizations will move forward to the final ballot.

All WWF members welcome!

Please note that we ask only WWF members to attend this event due to the confidential nature of the reports. Guests are welcome to celebrate at the Grant Award Celebration on June 8.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., with happy hour to follow
Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, downtown

Rolling up our sleeves, working together and tackling the most complex issues in our community are a part of our DNA at Washington Women’s Foundation. Through our collective work, we challenge the conventions of philanthropy, change the individual lives of women and transform our communities. We invite you to step in and work on the next challenge: building a more equitable, healthy and just community for all.

As we have learned from our past Diversity Partner Grant experiences and from many of our Discovery Days 2015 speakers, racism has an enduring impact on our systems and institutions as well as a deeply damaging and divisive effect on all individuals. The WWF Member Engagement Committee invites you to continue the conversations begun at Discovery Days and join us in exploring how we can take action to promote equity and inclusion in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy.

Book Discussion: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 
Wednesday, May 18 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. with happy hour to follow 
Seattle Public Library

"Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy is an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice." At this event, we will engage in an interactive discussion about the book to:

  • Examine how our criminal justice institution has evolved historically, intertwined with the US economic and racial construct.

Don't have time to read the book? Click here to watch a TED talk from author Bryan Stevenson and join us for the discussion.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Without a view that first, wealth is more than money and, second, that financial wealth must serve something larger than the self by providing some value to society, financial wealth simply vanishes.

- Matt Wesley, The Wesley Group

How do you provide opportunities for multi-generational families to develop their own awareness of philanthropy, community, and responsibility and to become active participants in building family legacies? Join us for this workshop, which will explore “The Values Edge,” a tool developed by Dr. Dennis Jaffe. Facilitators Beth McCaw and Anne Knapp will take you through a Values Edge session. You will have an opportunity to:

  • Investigate your own values, whether hard-wired or aspirational
  • Experience how this tool can be a stepping off point for intergenerational discussions of shared values
  • Help you build consensus toward your family’s philanthropic goals.

Beth McCaw, President of Washington Women’s Foundation, and Anne Knapp have long shared a strong interest in building the philanthropic foundation of our community. Anne (pictured at left) is an alumna member of the Washington Women’s Foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Macalester College, Master’s Degree from Purdue University in Estate Planning and Personal Finance and is a Certified Financial Planner. In addition she is a graduate of the certificate program in Planned Giving at the College of William and Mary. Currently she is Director of Philanthropic Initiatives at Woodland Park Zoo.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
FareStart Pacific Tower - 1200 12th Avenue S Seattle, WA 98144

Join us for the culmination of Washington Women's Foundation's groundbreaking women-powered collective grant making experience.

  • $500,000 in transformational grants that support the work of 5 not-for-profits improving Washington State
  • 475 women participating in life-changing, large-scale philanthropy
  • 1 exciting event to celebrate it all!

Guests welcome! Please invite a friend to see the impact of Washington Women's Foundation.

 

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:

Clark Nuber

 

 

Hall & Greenwood Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

 

 

 

Friday, June 10, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other available dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Are you interested in leading a committee at WWF in 2016 or 2017? Please attend this session to ask questions and learn more!

Washington Women's Foundation has several leadership positions open each year on operating committees: Pooled Fund Grants, Impact Assessment, Discovery Days, Partner Grants, Member Engagement, and Committee Cabinet. WWF staff will address the following questions:

  • How are leadership decisions made at the Foundation?
  • What is expected of members who are serving in leadership positions?
  • How can a member nominate herself or others for a leadership position?

All WWF members welcome! Please register if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Event Description Back by popular demand - an additional screening and discussion of "Race - The Power of An Illusion"!

Rolling up our sleeves, working together and tackling the most complex issues in our community are a part of our DNA at Washington Women’s Foundation. Through our collective work, we challenge the conventions of philanthropy, change the individual lives of women and transform our communities. We invite you to step in and work on the next challenge: building a more equitable, healthy and just community for all.

As we have learned from our past Diversity Partner Grant experiences and from many of our Discovery Days 2015 speakers, racism has an enduring impact on our systems and institutions as well as a deeply damaging and divisive effect on all individuals. The WWF Member Engagement Committee invites you to continue the conversations begun at Discovery Days and join us in exploring how we can take action to promote equity and inclusion in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy.

We are very grateful to WWF member Maura Fallon, who will be facilitating our discussions. Maura has extensive experience facilitating change in multi-cultural environments as well as professional expertise in anti-racism work and leading social justice trainings. She is an Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant and currently is a co-leader of the Environment Work Group.

Movie Screening: The third part of this PBS documentary shines a spotlight on the ways our institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others, giving different groups vastly different life chances. We will view the movie and have an interactive discussion after the film to help you:

  • Examine how our institutions shape and create race
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the term “institutional racism” and how it differs from individual racism
  • Connect this history to your personal experience, regardless of your specific background, through a powerful “healing from racism” conversation

In the interest of facilitating a safe space for discussion, this event is open only to WWF members. After the event, all attendees are invited to a no-host dinner in the International District to continue the conversations.

Can't attend this movie screening? Click here to view a 26-minute excerpt from the episode.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other. Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways WWF membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you’re a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll down to see other available dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Emily at emily@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!