Upcoming Events

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!