Women for Women Endowment

An endowment helps to ensure our future financial sustainability.

In 2022, the Giving Circle awarded six grants totaling $294,513. With these awards and in its 17th year of grantmaking, WFW has invested more than $4.7 million to support programs serving WNC women and girls. Photo by Michael Oppenheim.

The endowment will provide a revenue stream for the giving circle's operations over and above the $100 included in an annual membership.

When Women for Women considers an organization for a grant, we ask about the diversity of revenue streams and fiscal sustainability. Adding another revenue stream to Women for Women operations strengthens our financial sustainability and supports long-term growth. We are leading by example.

An endowment will provide annual income for Women for Women that will afford a stable and sustainable future for the giving circle. It helps protect our finances from changes in the economy and fluctuations in membership. Additionally, it provides a giving option for members and friends to make donations at any time during the year, leave a bequest or make a memorial gift.

Your donation to the Women for Women Endowment Fund ensures the long-term sustainability of the giving circle for years to come.

Thank you to the following Women for Women Endowment Donors

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Julia Akers
Britt Allen
Denise Altay
Margaret Averyt
Sharyn Bahn, in memory of Renee Levine
Linda Bair
Susan Barbour
Amy Barry
Barbara Benisch
Charlotte Bernard, in memory of Renee Levine
Tiffany Boyd
David and Laura Bourne
Kellye Bradshaw
Anne Brady, in memory of Renee Levine
Lin Brown
Linda Brown
Janice Brumit
Patricia Burgess
Roberta Carney, in memory of Renee Levine
Shelia Christofalos
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Carrie Coward
Virginia Craig
Rhea Cravens
Alison Czeczuga
Darilyn Dealy
Lisette Degroot and Nicolette Momberg, in memory of Renee Levine
Lynne Diehl
Henrietta Dillingham
Leslie Dressler
Ingeborg Durre, in memory of Renee Levine
Jennie Eblen
Mr. and Mrs. William Falender, in memory of Renee Levine
Jane Fant
Bolling Farmer
Clara Ferguson
Shirley Ferguson
Sue Fernbach
Kay Finger
Hedy Fischer
The Frederick Bliss Foundation
Jacqui Friedrich
Deborah Fulton-Helmer
Ellen Gaddy
The Glass Foundation
Louise Glickman
Lynnell Goacher
Samantha Graff, in memory of Renee Levine
Alice Gray Gregory, in memory of Renee Levine
Lisa Greaves, in memory of Renee Levine
Lisa Green
Nancy Green, in memory of Renee Levine
Sydney Green
Louise Haas
Lynn Harmon
George E. Hein and Emily Romney, in memory of Renee Levine
Lois Henrickson
Sheila Horine
Ginny Hunneke
Katherine James
Susan Jenkins
Beth Johnson
Julie Johnson
Mary Johnson, in memory of Renee Levine
Bette Jore
Mary Kirby
Kathie Kline
Leslie Korn, in memory of Renee Levine
Pam Lane
Polly LeFaivre
Becky Lehman
Dennis Livingston and Karen Moss, in memory of Renee Levine
Amy Loether
Megan MacNabb
Lee Anne Mangone
Rendi Mann-Stadt
Elena Mansour
Helen McClintock, in memory of Renee Levine
Sue McClinton
Mr. and Mrs. Paul McDonald, in memory of Renee Levine
Patricia Moonan, in memory of Renee Levine
Pamela Nickless
Barbara Norman
Barbara Norris
Meredith Norwood
Kendall Wright Oliver
Eleanor Owen
Patricia Pace
Emily Partin
Anne Ponder
Cat Potts
Jill Preyer
Kathy Rauch
Katie Wood Ray
Martha Reifsnider
Sally Rhoades
Kat Rorison
Karen Rose
Robin Salcido, in memory of Renee Levine
Lisa Schiller
Jayne Schnaars
Kathryn Shands and Joseph Mulina, in memory of Renee Levine
Susan Shanor
Lisa Simpson
Bonnie Smith
Maggie Smith
Pat Smith
Katherine Soderquist
Honey Solomon, in memory of Renee Levine
Eva-Michelle Spicer
Louis Stein
Sally Stein
Cathy Steinback
Monty Stepura
Summit Search Solutions
Jewel Tavener
Janet Thatcher
Katina Turner
Katie Wadington
Eunice Ward
Laura Webb
Paulette Webb, in memory of Renee Levine
Alice Weldon
Betsy White
Pam Winkler
Margie Zack
Olivia Zahler

As of March 1, 2022, the WFW Endowment Fund total is approximately $373,584.