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.
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.
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.
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
Director of Marketing, Providence
SVP Marketing and Analytics, Numerica Credit Union
Vice President & Branch Director, Robert Half
SVP Commercial Lending, Mountain West Bank
Attorney, Paine Hamblen LLP
Dean of Arts and Sciences,
Spokane Community College
Owner, Diedrich Marketing Strategies
Owner, Froese Law PLLC
VP Business Lender, Craft3
Head of Account Based Marketing, Affinity Co.
Head of Global Corporate Communications, Itron
Chief Human Resource Manager, Providence
Dr. Anne Oakley
Tara Pendleton, CPA
Professional Practice Director,
BDO USA LLP
CEO, Partners with Families & Children
VP, Bank of America Private Bank
Governor’s Sector Lead Director of Aerospace, Washington State Department of Commerce
Human Resources Manager, McVay Brothers & The Coeur d'Alene Window Co
Beth Winter, CPA
Corporate Controller, Pyrotek