Become a Member

When you join The Women’s Fund you become part of a community helping local women and girls reach their full potential.

Our membership model makes us unique. A diverse group of almost 600 members have come together, pooling their financial resources to make grants that improve the lives of women and girls in our community.  Our members actively participate in the grantmaking process by learning about prospective grantees and ultimately voting to select the programs that will receive funding.

As a member, you can:

  • be part of an organization of women that empowers women and girls.
  • network with women who share similar values.
  • make more strategic and informed decisions about your own philanthropy.
  • help choose the organizations and programs that receive funding each year.
  • attend The Women's Fund annual luncheon and other educational programs.
  • serve on a Women’s Fund committee or on the Board of Directors.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

We have four membership options:
  • Sustaining Member: $1,200
  • Supporting Member: $600
  • Associate Member: $100
  • Full-time Student Member: $25
These options mirror our value of inclusion because each membership equals one vote, no matter how you choose to become involved. All members help select the organizations and programs that will receive grantmaking funding.

We allocate membership fees as follows: 65% to grantmaking, 25% to build the Women’s Fund endowment, and 10% to support programs and outreach.
Cheraton Love

Member Profile

Cheraton Love

Member Since:

2015

I am thankful to be involved in the great conversations and initiatives of the Women’s Fund. I encourage other women in our community to join us and find your passion by volunteering for one of the Fund's committees, initiatives, or events. The community benefits from your perspective!

Elizabeth Dam-Regier

Member Profile

Elizabeth Dam-Regier

Member Since:

2018

After being in Winston-Salem for a few years, I was looking for an opportunity to reinvest in the community that I had grown to love. I admire that The Women's Fund prioritizes women and girls while working to understand and address the inequities they face through an intersectional lens.

Gwenn Steward Clements

Member Profile

Gwenn Steward Clements

Member Since:

2007

I was asked by a dear friend to join the Fund and become a member of The ACEY Group, a group of women I admired, respected, and who had similar interests. Since then, I have served in roles such as grants committee member and chair, board vice-chair, and now I am chair of the Fund’s board. I am fully committed to helping girls and women in our community achieve their full potential.

Nancy Young

Member Profile

Nancy Young

Member Since:

2007

I was initially impressed that the Women’s Fund was founded by and for women. After joining the grants committee, I was even more impressed with the vetting of applications and the Fund’s willingness to make changes over time. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know the volunteers and staff and to experience such passion for helping women and girls in our community.

Shaheen B. Towles

Member Profile

Shaheen B. Towles

Member Since:

2014

When I first moved to Winston-Salem, I wanted to get involved in an organization that addresses the needs of women and girls. I became a member, joined the grants review committee, and now I serve on the board and membership committee. I strongly believe in the Fund’s mission and look forward to continuing to help make meaningful change for women and girls in our community!

Member Profile

Shaheen B. Towles

2014

When I first moved to Winston-Salem, I wanted to get involved in an organization that addresses the needs of women and girls. I became a member, joined the grants review committee, and now I serve on the board and membership committee. I strongly believe in the Fund’s mission and look forward to continuing to help make meaningful change for women and girls in our community!

Member Profile

Nancy Young

2007

I was initially impressed that the Women’s Fund was founded by and for women. After joining the grants committee, I was even more impressed with the vetting of applications and the Fund’s willingness to make changes over time. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know the volunteers and staff and to experience such passion for helping women and girls in our community.

Member Profile

Elizabeth Dam-Regier

2018

After being in Winston-Salem for a few years, I was looking for an opportunity to reinvest in the community that I had grown to love. I admire that The Women's Fund prioritizes women and girls while working to understand and address the inequities they face through an intersectional lens.

Member Profile

Cheraton Love

2015

I am thankful to be involved in the great conversations and initiatives of the Women’s Fund. I encourage other women in our community to join us and find your passion by volunteering for one of the Fund's committees, initiatives, or events. The community benefits from your perspective!

Member Profile

Gwenn Steward Clements

2007

I was asked by a dear friend to join the Fund and become a member of The ACEY Group, a group of women I admired, respected, and who had similar interests. Since then, I have served in roles such as grants committee member and chair, board vice-chair, and now I am chair of the Fund’s board. I am fully committed to helping girls and women in our community achieve their full potential.

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