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About Us

Together, we're a growing group of local, engaged, and strategic givers. We build community, fund solutions, support scholars, and produce data and research.

Collective giving for collective impact.

Giving circles help democratize philanthropy, welcoming people of all giving levels to the power of giving. Through the process, donors build strong connections and increase their engagement in the community. 

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Our approach is proven and powerful.

We know that poverty and childhood adversity often cycle across generations. In collaboration with Spokane Regional Health District, we provide synthesized data that shines a light on areas of greatest need, allowing us to proactively confront challenges and track need over time to determine whether or not we’re making a difference.

We believe we can. With your help, we believe we will.

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Founded on passion and experience.

Amazing things happen when women support each other! We owe it all to these six founders: Mari Clack, Marcy Drummond, Vicki McNeill, Shirley Rector, Janet Skaden, and Vivian Winston. What started out as an idea to host one fundraising Luncheon has since evolved into a 501(c)(3) that has raised and awarded more than $6 million to support women and children. 

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Meet Our Current Leadership > 

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Learn, grow, and give together.

Each month, we'll provide opportunities for you to expand your knowledge. Whether it's a donation drive, site tour, podcast episode or volunteer shift- you're sure to feel more connected to your community.

WHWF is a “No Guilt” organization. There aren’t time requirements, meetings, or mandatory events. Collective giving is about pooling resources together to make the strongest impact.

2022-23 Board of Directors

Jennifer O'Callaghan

 President
Numerica Credit Union

Nicole Stewart 

President Elect

Providence

Besse Bailey

Treasurer
Mountain West Bank

Dr. Anne Oakley Secretary

Community Volunteer

Nicole Diedrich

Diedrich Marketing Strategies

Brittany Lockwood
Affinity

Tara Pendleton

BDO USA, LLP

Kelly Selby

Bank of America

Angela Hayes

Associated Industries

Megan Livres

Winston & Cashatt Lawyers

Carol Plischke

Partners with Families & Children

Robin Toth

WA Dept. of Commerce

Jennifer Koenig

Robert Half International

Alison Mallahan

Itron

Linda Tompkins

Community Volunteer

Beth Winter

Pyrotek

WHWF Staff

Heather Hamlin

Executive Director

Geneva Johns

Operations Director

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