Upcoming Events

Friday, March 31, 2017
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the power of women like you who drive transformation! Washington Women’s Foundation, IslandWood and Seattle Theatre Group are pleased to welcome author Elizabeth Gilbert to Seattle on Friday, March 31. Ms. Gilbert, best known for her international bestseller Eat Pray Love, will present a keynote focused on choosing a path of curiosity over one of fear – central topics of her most recent book, Big Magic – and how this practice can help you approach your life and leadership goals more creatively.

Tickets are $32.50 (plus additional venue and ticketing fees). Washington Women's Foundation members may use the discount code "WAWOMENS" to purchase a discounted ticket. You may also purchase your tickets in-person at the Moore Theatre to avoid ticketing fees.

Please plan to attend and bring a friend!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Attend this event for the ultimate peer-to-peer learning experience! Hear presentations from your fellow WA Women's Foundation members who are serving on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee that will inform you on what they've learned so far. This is also a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about not-for-profits serving our community. The Grant Committee will report on the 25 proposals that they reviewed and will also announce the 15 not-for-profits moving on to the Site Visit stage of the grant process.

All WA Women's Foundation members welcome! We ask all guests to call the WA Women's Foundation office before registering - 206-340-1710.

A reception will follow the event.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Conducting a site visit to a not-for-profit is an exciting, energizing opportunity to more deeply understand their work and to let them shine. As a grant maker, how do you ensure that the site visit answers any outstanding questions? What can we as grant makers do to set the tone of a positive and rewarding experience for all participating parties? By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Know basic site visit etiquette
  • Gain tools and strategies to minimize the effect of power dynamics between grant makers and grant seekers
  • Be empowered to identify and assess risk

This workshop will feature the Executive Director of a former Pooled Fund Grant Winner TBA.

All WA Women's Foundation members welcome! Attendance is required for all 2017 Pooled Fund Grant Committee participants.

Guests are asked to contact WA Women's Foundation's office (206-340-1710) before registering. Please bring a brown bag lunch

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Glassybaby Hot Shop, 3406 E Union Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Join us at this fun event to see glassybabys being created, enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers, and catch up with our grantee Young Women Empowered (Y-WE)!

The Member Engagement Committee of WA Women's Foundation invites you to glassybaby's "hot shop" in Madrona, where you can watch professional glassblowers handcraft their signature votives. We will also hear an update from 2015 Partner Grant Award Winner Y-WE on their work to empower young women from diverse backgrounds to step up as leaders in their schools, communities and the world. Wine and appetizers from St. Clouds will be served.

Thanks to glassybaby's generous commitment to our community, 10% of our total glassybaby sales that evening will benefit Y-WE's work. So bring your shopping list and purchase a gift for the special people in your life!

WA Women's Foundation members and guests are welcome.

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S

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 WA Women's 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. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll to the top of the page to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Megan (megan(at)wawomensfoundation.org) to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Attend this event for the ultimate peer-to-peer learning experience! Hear presentations from your fellow WA Women's Foundation 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 not-for-profits 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 WA Women's Foundation members welcome!

Please note that we ask only WA Women's Foundation 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 13.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

This year, we are combining the best elements of our Philanthropy Celebration and our Grant Awards Celebration to elevate the power of community transformation. We are excited to showcase our Grant Award Celebration at a new (but familiar) venue - Seattle Art Museum! Enjoy the "big reveal" of our newest Grant Award Winners in Plestcheeff Auditorium, socialize with wine and appetizers in the Brotman Forum, and enjoy private access to all SAM galleries and exhibitions after.

WA Women's Foundation members and guests are welcome!