IWCF Summer 2021 Newsletter

Letter from the Past President It has been my sincere honor to serve as President of IWCF these last two years alongside an absolutely incredible board of directors. Throughout the pandemic, I have been reminded of the strength of our membership, the passion of our leaders, and the depth with which you all care…

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IWCF Spring 2021 Newsletter

Letter from the President Spring is here and I warmly feel the optimism of the season. After the year we have all experienced (apart but together), this spring seems particularly sweet. Recently I was on a Zoom call with several other IWCF members, and someone shared how joyful she was to have just received…

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IWCF Fall 2020 Newsletter

Letter from the President By the time this newsletter is distributed, election results will be out, and I know there will be mixed emotions amongst our members and within our community. While some may have had differing hopes for what the outcomes would have been from this election, I believe that our members have…

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October 5, 2021 – “Unconscious Bias for Conscious Philanthropists” Workshop

Join us for the final IWCF “Unconscious Bias for Conscious Philanthropists” workshop, an opportunity to explore our individual unconscious bias with other IWCF members. (Spoiler alert: We all have unconscious bias and don’t need to be ashamed or feel guilty. Instead we can learn to better recognize it and dismantle it!) Through this interactive workshop,…

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Education Event: Catalyzing the END of Neglected Tropical Diseases

“Giving while living” is a crucial aspect of collaborative philanthropy that is at the root of both IWCF and Ellen Agler’s philosophy. Ellen, CEO of the END Fund, spoke virtually to IWCF membership at an Education event September 16, in a “fireside chat” format (without the fire) with her mother, IWCF member Marti Agler. Despite…

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IWCF 20th Anniversary – September 12, 2021

On September 12th we celebrated 20 years of educated philanthropy and collective giving in Southwestern Idaho! Guests were greeted at Idaho Botanical Garden by the music of the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and a performance by a Philharmonic Orchestra string quartet, generously donated by Boise Philharmonic. Brunch was offered by 3 Girls Catering.      …

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October 2022 Symposium

Entrepreneurial Philanthropy: Celebrating Change-Making Women Past, Present, Future Featuring Dinner Keynote by Jessica Jackley. Our bi-annual symposium is an event that our members, and many in the community at large, look forward to. The opportunity to gather, learn, celebrate our mission and understand how our shared philanthropy can improve our community is valued by so…

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International Women’s Day Celebration

IWCF will be celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8th) by supporting our 2020 pooled-fund beneficiaries with in-kind or monetary contributions in lieu of an in-person service day. IWCF asked each of our 2020 grant recipients to submit a list of requests for in-kind donations. We will be collecting these donations and delivering them directly to…

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IWCF Summer 2020 Newsletter

Letter from the President: Caring for Ourselves, our Organization, and our Community Christine AveyPresident As I sit down to write this letter, I reflect on what stories we would typically share in our summer newsletter, and how the changes in the world have impacted IWCF and our members. The summer of 2020 has slowly…

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