Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Please join us for a chance to meet Laurie Michaels, founder of the Open Road Alliance. Laurie is an incredible woman leader on the global philanthropy scene, and you will enjoy learning about her innovative new approach!

Laurie Michaels has spent the last two years building the Open Road Alliance, a philanthropic organization breaking new ground in grant making and development. Open Road's unique investment strategy targets system-wide inefficiencies by removing mid-implementation roadblocks for high-potential projects thereby maximizing effectiveness—and impact. Her approach is applicable to projects across geographies and sectors. To share its experiences and learn from others, Open Road also convenes conversations about the role of philanthropy in our changing global marketplace. Laurie has written about her approach in both the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

The program will feature an overview of Open Road’s approach from Laurie Michaels, along with an interactive conversation and workshop exploring the role of risk in philanthropy.

Light lunch will be served. WWF members and guests welcome!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Seattle Goodwill Industries, 700 Dearborn Place South, Seattle, WA 98144

Tour the new Goodwill Job Training and Education Center! Learn about the creative features that enabled the new building to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification in energy efficiency and water conservation, and how the new space increases Goodwill's capacity to offer more free job training and education programs to the community. We will also take a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the flagship Goodwill's warehouse, including a chance to view some of the famed Seattle Goodwill Vintage Fashion Collection!

Program will start at 8:15 a.m. and will feature speakers Cathy Gibson, Seattle Goodwill Board Chair and WWF Member, and Catherine McConnell, Vice President, Development & Communications.

Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be served, and there will be social time for members and guests. Attendees are also welcome to bring donations of gently used items to the tour to support Goodwill’s free job training and education programs. WWF members and guests welcome!

Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Please join us for a casual information session about the Foundation and membership. We welcome all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective grantmaking!

To WWF members, please pass this opportunity along to friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about what we do.

Please register if you plan to attend. We will have light refreshments and coffee available. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, May 8, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WWF Member Christina Dawson's home, Washington Park neighborhood

Enhance your knowledge about the top issues, newest learnings, and trends in global philanthropy from our partners at the Seattle International Foundation. Hear about the International Partner Grant Committee’s experience with their grant making process, about the organizations considered, and hear the announcement of the winner of a $15,000 WWF International Grant. 

WWF members and guests welcome! Please click on the link above or below to register - more information regarding location will be emailed closer to the date.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144

The Grant Committee will report on the 15 Site Visits made - it's a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about our finalist nonprofit projects, as well as the most critical needs in our community.

Please note that we ask only WWF members to attend this event. 

Guests are welcome to celebrate that the Grant Award Celebration on June 11 at 4:00-5:30.  Please scroll down on this page to register.

Friday, May 16, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

We have a new neighbor at the 2100 Building! Come meet Green Plate Special, tour their garden space, sample pizza from their wood fired oven, lunch on salad ingredients from their middle school garden, and eat health-focused cookies made by their students.

Green Plate Special engages ethnically diverse, middle-school youth through classroom and after school, hands-on learning in the self-sufficiency skill of growing, cooking, and eating healthy, tasty food. Their new garden classroom, complete with wood-fired pizza oven, is located directly behind the 2100 Building at the corner of S. Walker and 25th Avenue S. We’ll be meeting in their garden for a tour to learn more about their program, followed by lunch.

Cost is $10, to cover lunch supplies. WWF members and guests welcome!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144

The votes will be in and counted - celebrate our 2014 Pooled Fund Grant winners!

Join us for the exciting announcement and hear about the top five outstanding projects that our pooled philanthropic gifts will fund.

All WWF members and guests welcome!